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Today's Features

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When 14-year-old Gabe DiEnno watched the documentary film Invisible Children during an Impact youth service at his church in December, he got a glimpse of the poverty in places like Sudan and Uganda in the developing world.

        One of the things that stuck with Gabe after watching Invisible Children was that none of the people in the film were wearing shoes.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hannah Ferriell didn’t act like a zombie or suffer from any stage fright as she stood in the Bullitt Central auditorium  Tuesday evening to compete in the Bullitt County District spelling bee.

        Although her stature might seem a bit miniature compared to the competitors, who ranged from the third grade through the eighth grade, the Freedom Elementary hung right with the others in her lavender outfit.

  •     For the past eight consecutive years, the Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program has been the grateful recipient of a grant from the Metro United Way.

        The grant, in the amount of $8,705, is used to pay for the services of a nurse to come to the program one day every week.

        The nurse meets with each pregnant and parenting student on an individual basis.

        She confers with each student about their own health issues and the health of their child.

  •     The Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during Feb. 21-27. They celebrated the fact that in America the cost of food remains affordable.

        American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That means the average household will have earned enough disposble income to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone was dancing at Denny's on Tuesday... except the chickens.

        Denny's in Shepherdsville celebrated is second annual free Grand Slam breakfast day following the Super Bowl.

        The store distributed 922 free Grand Slam meals between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. despite six inches of snow and area school and business closings. Last year's total was 930.

        Among the patrons was Richard Mertz of Cedar Grove and Summer Taylor, 6.

  •     CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt County native hopes to dance his way to national stardom.

        Dakota Smith, a 2006 North Bullitt High School graduate, has appeared on the MTV hit series, "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew."

        Smith and his dance team, Royal Flush, made it through the first rounds and qualified for the main competition that began Feb. 18.

  •     District Technology Integration Specialist Susan Jenkins has comments on Converge Magazine’s website concerning teaching and technology. She was interviewed by Tanya Roscorla after following her along with several other Education Technology professionals on Twitter.

        Roscorla asked permission to interview Jenkins upon learning she was a BCPS TIS.

  •     Increasing quality teacher instruction. Lessons from single gender classrooms. Protecting students from cyber bullying. Legal issues involving high school athletics. Student input on school boards. Eliminating achievement gaps. Trimming budgets while moving learning forward.

  •     Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted to the third annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon, also sponsored by Bullitt County Homemakers and the Bullitt County Health Department.

        Along with lunch, patrons glimpsed Body Recall and Tai-Chi exercise demonstrations by the Health Department and fashion shows courtesy of Cato's.

        Guest speakers included Carolyn Davis discussing "Living with Heart Disease" and "The Importance of Chocolate" presented by Debbie Lentz, RD, MS, LD.

  •     CLERMONT - Advance registration for all programs unless otherwise noted.  Please call (502) 955-8512 any day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to sign up.  Admission to the park is always free for members and free for all every weekday.  Weekends and holidays have a $5 environmental impact fee per vehicle for non-members.  For more information, visit us online at www.bernheim.org.

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