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Today's Features

  •     CLERMONT - Just call it the Kindra Clark phenomena.

        Clark, the reigning Miss Bullitt County Fair, started her whirlwind year winning at the local level before going on to win Miss Kentucky USA honors and competing in Las Vegas in the Miss USA pageant.

        Lots of girls saw that path and thought they would try to catch that magic in a bottle themselves. That brought a record 17 girls out to compete on Monday night in the 2010 version of the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Elementary and middle school students from across Bullitt County recently participated in the second annual Camp Corral at the Sycamore Pond Horse Center in Mount Washington.

        During the week-long camp, the 20 students who participanted had the opportunity to partake in educational outdoor activities like roping sawhorse bulls, fishing, crafts, working with horses, and hanging out with their friend, Jack the donkey.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nearly 300 volunteers from three states recently converged in Bullitt County to make a difference and help those in need.

        Through the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Kentucky Changers program, these youth and adult leaders spent nearly a week in the community making exterior repairs to the homes of those less fortunate and building relationships with them.

        Volunteers were broken up into small groups and sent to homes around the community.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Each year Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky High School Media Institute recognizes students from across the commonwealth for their extraordinary skills in journalism through the Kentucky Mark of Excellence competition.

    This year’s competition was fierce with nearly 200 entries vying for the top of the heap.

    Among them was Bullitt County’s own Ethan Morris and Sidney Blanford.

    Morris won third place for best editorial cartoonist, while Blanford was awarded an honorable mention for best editorial writer.

  • UPDATE - 07/22: The Zoo Kings finished first in the voting for the eventful.com contest to open for KISS in Cincinnati. The top five artists in the voting moved forward in the contest. KISS band members then selected one of the top five to open their Cincinnati show. Unfortunately, The Zoo Kings were not selected. The Zoo Kings bassist Dave Moody thanked all the fans who voted and made the band the number one vote collector. He said the band was very appreciative of all the support.

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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" It was a love affair that started back in 1991.

    And the matchmaker was Bullitt Central High School.

    Sparked by a grant to create a free-standing adult education and jobs program, Jim Boswell left Fairdale High School and the rest has been a track record of success.

    But like any good story, there must be an end.

    For Boswell, the end is his retirement. For the Bullitt County Adult and Community Education program, it is a transformation into different agencies.

  •     Emily Gentry, La Vella Hall, Brittany Haynes and Cody Hutchins, all seniors at Bullitt East High School, are the 2010 recipients of a $2,000 Bullitt County Farm Bureau Scholarship. These grants are four of the 72 college scholarships worth a total of $107,300 that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  •     A New Hope, a new pregnancy resource center in Bullitt County, hosted a special block party recently.

        The event featured live music and entertainment, vendor booths and many fun activities.

        “We’re halfway there,” said Angela Davis of the steering committee.

        A New Hope would be the first pregnancy resource center in Bullitt County.

  •     The Bullitt County YMCA will host a summer full of exciting camps.

        The summer day camp program is held from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for ages 5-12.

        Camps will be held at Freedom, Mount Washington, Pleasant Grove and Shepherdsville Elementary schools.

        Each week, there will be a special theme. Field trips are also planned for the summer.

        The summer camp fees are $100 per week for family members of the YMCA and $115 for program members.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Zac Stiles was only a student attending Mount Washington Middle when terrorists struck the World Trade Center in 2001, but the tragedy had a major impact on him.

    Seeing the events of Sept. 11 unfold on television, Stiles gained a profound sense of patriotism and with that a desire to serve his country in the United States armed forces.

    “I felt there was a call there for me,” Stiles said.