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Today's Features

  •  HILLVIEW - In her big moment Norma Whitehead thought about her family more than herself.

    Her shopping list included fries, tater tots and ketchup for her son, and some coffee for her husband.

    The list was actually a plan of attack for her two-minute "Supermarket Sweep" at the Hillview Kroger presented by Forcht Bank.

    Whitehead, a Hillview resident, was drawn from 1,100 entries to participate in the event, according to Forcht Bank market president Jason Stuecker.

    "I only signed up one time," Whitehead said.

  •  Recently, 36 students with the Mount Washington Middle School Band, under the direction of David Bretz, were selected to attend the Tri-State Middle School Honor Band, located at Morehead State University, on Nov. 23..

    Students from Kentucky were joined by those from Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. 

    Nine students were selected for the top ensemble.

  •  HILLVIEW - The Guru Market in Hillview is giving thanks to the community with a special Thanksgiving meal.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the store will feature free holiday meals to the community. 

    This is the third year for the event.

    Store owner Ishwar Patel said the annual celebration was created to provide a meal for people having a hard time during the holiday season.

    “This way everyone gets a holiday,” he said. “Everyone is invited and welcome.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the age of technological advancements for individuals, there was no cell phone, nor laptop computer, to store thousands of personal images.

    It was just a generation ago where another artistic form of expression was implemented. Images were actually photographs, and they were printed on film and collected in a book called a photo album.

    Mount Washington resident Norma Jean “Jeanie” Roederer Compton fondly remembers her high school days. She loved taking photographs and always had her camera around.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - He might be Bullitt County’s hottest new celebrity, and on Thursday he has a ghost of a chance to stake his claim in the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Dr. Jason McNabb, a local dentist and Bullitt Central graduate, will compete against two other contestants to set a new official eating record on the TruTV series, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    McNabb’s competition is eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes.

  •  PLEASANT GROVE - The Johnny Appleseed of Bullitt County continues to achieve success in his pleasant orchard located in Pleasant Grove.

    Ray Armstrong is known throughout the region for his prowess of growing quality apples. Judges at the Kentucky State Fair continue to confirm Armstrong's work, showering him with 23 awards in the 2013 competition.

    The awards included a Best of Show for a plate of apples. Armstrong said each plate consisted of a class of five apples, with five plates judged for Best of Show.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is getting some sprucing up just in time for the holiday season.

    Members at the Mount Washington United Methodist Church wanted to reach out to the community so they asked Mayor Joetta Calhoun what they could do.

    She mentioned it might be nice to have more landscaping around the welcome signs.

    Tony Jeavens, who is a change leader at the church and president of the Bullitt County Extension office’s Master Gardeners program, volunteered the club to design the additions.

  •  The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may have been Ruth Chowning’s alter ego, “Ruthie Toothie” the clown, that helped secure her the Distinguished Service Award recently at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences Conference.

    As part of the Carol White grant awarded to Brooks Elementary in 2011, she was asked to come in to teach classes about nutrition during family fun nights, but she also did a physical activity promotion.

    And that’s where “Ruthie” came into play.

  •  Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 16 and/or Saturday, November 23.

    Scouts will be walking neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors the week before so that residents will know which Saturday the collection will be conducted in their area.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or subdivisions streets as additional reminders and to increase public awareness about the food drive.