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Today's Features

  • 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.

  •     BELLS MILL - A&I Heating and Air Conditioning owner Kay Isabel is known for her elaborate holiday displays in front of the shop on Bells Mill Road.

        Her latest involves hand-made life-sized soldiers holding American flags in honor of the Independence Day holiday.

        Isabel created the soldiers herself, four in total. Each soldier represents a different military branch.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local school group has earned a national award for its energy conservation and education.

        The Bullitt Lick Middle School NEED Team (Natural Energy Education Development) received the 2010 Junior Level School of the Year award from The NEED Project, an organization promoting an energy conscious and educated society.

  • The Lebanon Junction Fire Department and the Old Fashion Day Committee hosted events recently downtown to raise money for the Crusade for Children.

    The highlight of the event was a custom car show contest at the town square.

    LJFD volunteers served up food and drinks for the participants with proceeds donated to the Crusade.

    Car show judge Kimberly Shumaker received a donation from Lebanon Junction resident Bob Hartlage of 1,500 pennies.