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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the recession how many Bullitt Countians remain one hardship away from homelessness?

    The Shepherd’s Shelter provides services to assist with such hardships, though the needs continue to grow for both the organization and its clients.

    Formed in 2001, Shepherd’s Shelter supplies homeless and those near homelessness with food, shelter and supportive services while helping to plan and maintain renewed self-sufficiency. Shepherd’s Shelter is a faith-based non-profit organization.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Kindra Clark says she’s just a small-town girl who enjoys being in local pageants because they are fun opportunities to build self confidence.

    But the Miss Kentucky USA judges recently saw a special magic in 19-year-old Clark and named her Miss Kentucky 2010 Nov. 29 at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville.

    “It was a remarkable feeling. Words cannot describe how excited and nervous I was,” she said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A common homelessness stereotype includes adult males panhandling on the street.

    Groups like Shepherd’s Shelter constantly attempt to increase awareness about many different types of victims, including families, single parents, the disabled, the elderly and veterans.

    Families and single parents mean there are also homeless children in the community.

    Linda Nason, social worker with Bullitt County Public Schools, acts as a liaison for Shepherd’s Shelter. She said children were the most difficult homeless victims to identify.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Before the first marker board has been hung, Kim Sego is already making big plans for when Crossroads Elementary opens its doors next school year.

    Sego was recently named principal of the county’s newest school. She has served as Pleasant Grove Elementary’s Assistant Principal for five years and has worked at the school since it opened in 1997.

    Crossroads Elementary is located behind Mount Washington Elementary School in the heart of the city.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Edna Jones is a survivor.

    Since 1966, the resident of Church Street in Lebanon Junction has been battling one form of cancer or another.

    Currently, the 67-year-old Jones has been diagnosed with five different forms of cancer.

    As she has turned her living room into her main place of existence, Jones is serving as a home to her children and grandchildren.

    As this Christmas approached, it would be another tough one for Jones.

    But it was brightened up just days before the big event.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Most students can’t say that Batman has made a special guest appearance in their classroom to teach a creative writing lesson.

    But Mount Washington Middle School sixth graders Lee Hays and Brandon Prater can.

    Actually it was MWMS teacher Jeremy Belcher dressed up as Gotham City’s hero Tuesday in efforts to engage two of his most unique students in a creative writing process during which he, Hays and Prater wrote a rough draft about a super hero.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Children within the Bullitt County court system will have a better holiday season thanks to First Federal Savings Bank.

    First Federal hosted angel trees at their three Bullitt County locations this season.

    Donated items were intended for the families of 45 children being assisted by the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program.

    CASA volunteers represent children in court, representing each child’s best interests.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Local florist Amanda Stephens Heck loves to use her talents to bring joy to others, especially during the holidays.

    That is why she happily agreed to participate in the 33rd annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour’s exterior design competition. She said it was a fun project and good exposure for her Mount Washington floral business, Amanda’s Creations.

    “I knew the talent that was involved and I didn’t think I had a chance,” Heck said.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students and staff at Shepherdsville Elementary are collecting peanut butter for the Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

        Shepherdsville Family Resource Center coordinator Traci Gould said high protein and non-perishable food items were suggested by Waves of Mercy, a Kentucky-based ministry that assists Haitian orphanages. The ministry said peanut butter was an ideal choice.

        Classrooms will challenge one another in a friendly competition for the most jars collected.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " The Bullitt East Marching Band made history during an uncertain time this year.

    The band was the smallest on record with 37 participants and had to adjust to being led by a new director, Jonah Sawyers.

    Maybe it was that the students felt like underdogs, or perhaps it was the enthusiasm of a new, young director, but the BEHS Marching Chargers made it to the state semi-final competition Nov. 7 for the first time in Bullitt East’s history.