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Today's Features

  •     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.

  • Members of the YMCA Board, the Parks Board and county government took part in the official grand reopening of the Bullitt Central pool.

    The pools at Bullitt Central, Maryville Elementary and Mount Washington Middle are open 7 days a week from Noon until 6 p.m. under the management of the YMCA.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - The people of Schmid Funeral Home realize how difficult it can be to lose a loved one. With that in mind they’ve created an opportunity for widows and widowers to share each other’s company and support.

    Sixteen people recently gathered at Kettle Creek restaurant for the kickoff of Friends Helping Friends.

    One of them was state Rep. Linda Belcher.

  • Bus drivers from school districts throughout the state recently gathered in Bullitt County to participate in statewide bus rodeo driving competition.

    The drivers enjoyed a night of driving the go-carts at Kart Kountry on a Thursday and then competed on Friday behind the bus garage next to Roby Elementary School.

       

    Some of the contests included driving along the cones and seeing how close the bus could come to the stop line.

  •     PIONEER VILLAGE - She made it for 13 days and nights in a Brazilian jungle, but an hour with preschoolers is a different challenge altogether.

        The Maryville Head Start classroom received a special visit from Sandy “Momma K” Burgin, a Louisville bus driver who recently appeared on the CBS reality television show, “Survivor: Tocantins.”

  •     In June 2006, Jeremiah Hencke graduated from Bullitt Central High School and while in the JROTC Corps of Cadets earned a four-year U.S. Army ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Richmond.

        As a cadet leader in the ROTC program at Richmond, Jeremiah earned the prestigious General George C. Marshall Leadership Award and graduated from the U.S. Airborne School.