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Today's Features

  •     LEBANON JUNCTION - It was late summer, 1864 near the end of the Civil War.

        The Union army had pushed the Confederacy to Georgia and General William Sherman was set on capturing Atlanta. With cavalry and artillery, Sherman assaulted the city, but to no avail.

        Failing to secure Atlanta, he set his sights on the Macon and Western Railroad, which Confederate troops in northern Georgia had heavily depended upon for supplies.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - For a beauty pageant veteran like seven-year-old Chloe Billings, bright lights and cameras seemed like a logical next step in her quest for childhood pageant fame.

    The Mount Washington Elementary School student is familiar with makeup sessions, dress fittings and on-stage appearances.

  •     NICHOLS - During the past year the Nichols Elementary School building underwent substantial physical improvements.

        A special ceremony hosted by the school became a personal upgrade for the entire Nichols community.

        More than 500 visitors attended the Nichols School’s 50th anniversary celebration, sharing memories, yearbook photos and smiles.

        Nichols students participated in the event by roaming the school hallways with cameras and clipboards to interview guests.

  • HILLVIEW - Overdale Elementary students will soon benefit from a newly established outdoor classroom.

    The school was the 2009 recipient of the $5,000 Science Teaching Excellence grant provided by Amgen, a biotechnology company.

    Fifth grade instructor Brian DiEnno acquired the grant. He said the school would wait until the new Overdale facility was completed before implementing grant funding toward the classroom.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pleasant Grove Elementary students are raising school funds while acting environmentally responsible.

    Students earned over $400 by recycling empty Capri Sun drink pouches and returning them to TerraCycle, an eco-friendly company that produces over 50 recyclable products.

    Pleasant Grove PTO president Christy Crosley came up with the idea, seeing the TerraCycle information on the back of a Capri Sun box. The school would receive two cents for each returned pouch.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What did you do on Spring Break?

        For 13-year-old Kaitlyn Yates, the answer to that question was extraordinary: She saved her younger siblings from a burglar and assisted in his apprehension.

        Because of her successful efforts, Kaitlyn was honored by Bullitt County EMS officials and the County Judge’s office.

        The event occurred on the morning of April 9, the Friday of Spring Break, when Mark Dages, 48, of Mount Washington allegedly broke into Kaitlyn’s home.

  •     NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary is located 12 miles west of the nearest library. Local residents have to travel over the Highway 44 hill to access library materials.

        Thanks to grant funding and efforts by the Bullitt County Library Board, folks in the Nichols area may now save the effort thanks to the new Nichols Easy Access Library.

        It’s not a building; A large box, similar to a mailbox in an apartment complex, is located on Nichols Elementary’s front porch.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fiscal court meetings are over.

    The concerns over who is running what for the county parks program are done.

    It’s time to have a little family fun.

    On Friday, the YMCA of Bullitt County will kick off what it hopes is a very family-friendly summer of fun by the pool. Make that three pools.

    A grand reopening beach party will be held on Friday at the Bullitt Central pool. After being closed last summer, the YMCA is now managing that pool, as well as the facilities behind Maryville Elementary and beside Mount Washington Middle.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County farmers left their green thumbprints on an international educational opportunity.

        The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service played host to a group of European representatives traveling throughout the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US State Department.

        Five individuals from various European countries stopped in Bullitt while also visiting New York City, Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Diego.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - America’s spirit shines when everyday people do extraordinary things. This is the spirit that shines in the work of the American Red Cross.

        Every day, the Red Cross and its volunteers work to save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster - down the street, across the country and around the world.