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Today's Features

  •  The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Throughout January 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bullitt County public school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  •  The Fox Chase City Council decided to help the city of Hillview play Santa Claus this holiday season.

    The council approved a request by mayor Owen Taylor to present a $200 check to the Hillview Recreation Department toward its annual Operation Santa program.

    Terry Bohannon, recreation director and Operation Santa coordinator, was in attendance at the Fox Chase December meeting to receive the check.

    “Pound for pound, (Bohannon) does more to help people than anyone in Bullitt County,” Taylor said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one has as much fun during the holidays as the regular visitors of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center.

    The folks held their annual Christmas luncheon, complete with Christmas goodies, live music by The Smiling Seniors and a gift exchange.

    Everyone received further gifts from the Senior Center staff, thanks in part to donations from Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Jan. 13, twin siblings Morris E. McCubbins and Marcella McCubbins Hale will celebrate 70 years of life together.

    In honor of the occasion, they decided to return to the place where it all began.

    Seated at a window near the back of the Ridgway Memorial Library, they both reminisced as they looked across Joe B. Hall Avenue toward the building where they were both born on Jan. 13, 1946.

    The building, which dates back more than 100 years, is most commonly known as the Trunnell House.

  •  The Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its annual holiday dinner.

    The meeting also featured the installation of officers, as well as some musical entertainment and a visit by Santa.

    The next monthly meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Noon, at St. Francis Xavier.

  •  Bullitt County Public Schools’ District Safe Schools Coordinator Sarah Hardin was named Partner of the Year by Partners in Prevention (PIP) during the organization’s annual Member Appreciation Luncheon.

    “I received a very-warm hearted speech from last year’s recipient, Megan Hatter, as she presented the award,” Hardin said. “I was very surprised as there are many hard-working members that contribute to the sustainability of the coalition.”

  •   HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each year the giving performed by Troop/Pack 8481 is a Scouts’ honor.

    Members of Boy Scout Troop/Pack 8481 hosted their fifth annual Clothing and Toy Giveaway at First Baptist Church Shepherdsville. Each year the group finds families in need, inviting them to the church for gifts.

    Each participating family received two bags of clothing, a box of toys, a children’s jacket and a large gift item. Adults are allowed all the clothing, books and miscellaneous items they can carry.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is never a dull moment in Bullitt County.

    Looking back on 2015 had so many events that we have divided the year in half.

    There are no such things as the top stories of the year. There will be no ranking. Instead, we will relive some of the moments of 2015 with today’s collectionrunning from January through June.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Department closed out 2014 as a hot topic of discussion. And it took just the second day of the new year to throw gasoline onto an already simmering fire.