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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a sad day for many of those who bid farewell to what has been a Shepherdsville institution for over 30 years.

    On Sunday, Feb. 28 the Kitchen Family Restaurant in Shepherdsville closed its doors for the last time, ending a chapter of local history.

    “There was no desire to close,” said owner Scott Cundiff. “It just so happened that all the planets lined up and this is where we‘re at.”

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, more that 1,100 Boy Scouts had gathered at Bullitt Lick Middle School to attend a Merit Badge University program.  Following a brief orientation session, scouts were soon seated in classrooms working on merit badges ranging from American Heritage to Woodworking with some 70 other options in between.

  •     His students call him a friend and say he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had, his boss says he‘s one of the best teachers she knows, and Bullitt County Public Schools calls him Teacher of the Year.

        In the four years Josh Meredith has been teaching math at Mount Washington Middle School he’s managed to garner admiration and respect from students and colleagues alike for his effective teaching style and close relationship with his students.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Haiti continues to recover, youngsters from Bullitt County continue their efforts to collect items for earthquake relief.

        Cedar Grove Elementary hosted Coins for Haiti, a friendly competition between students from Kindergarten through second grade versus third through fifth grade students.

        The winning team, Kindergarten through second, earned a hat day at school. Each student wore any type of hat they preferred during the school day.

  • BROOKS - A school fundraiser lifted higher than organizers imagined.

    Brooks Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the first time since the 2002-03 school year.

    Physical Education instructor Todd Crumbacker said the school raised $1,201 in the past event. He set a goal for 2010 students at $1,500.

    By the end of the fundraiser, Brooks collected a grand total of $2,040.88.

    First grader J.T. Ashbaugh took top donation honors, bringing in $136. Brothers Cameron (first grade) and Austin (fifth) Cox each contributed $133.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When one of her students was having trouble grasping certain concepts, Old Mill Elementary School special education teacher Julie Skeens took the boy’s love for NASCAR and turned it into a learning tool.

        She incorporated NASCAR into everything she taught him, from mathematics to reading. Her method may have been considered unusual by many, but it worked.

        When information was presented in the right context,  he began to understand.

  • FRANKFORT - Bullitt County will once again have a moment of positive statewide recognition on April 10, 2010, when David Strange will be the guest speaker at the Kentucky Historical Society meeting in Frankfort.

    The subject will be “Bullitt County Salt Making in the 1800’s and the Importance of Kentucky’s Salt Making Industry”.

    The Family History Workshop presentation “Researching in Kentucky Ancestors Magazine” begins at 10:30, followed by the “Kentucky’s Salt Industry” presentation.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Only a hand full of Kentucky’s institutions of learning can call themselves Schools to Watch and they’re part of a select group of nationally recognized institutions all over the country.

        Four schools were named Kentucky Schools to Watch for 2010, and one of the them is in Bullitt County.

  •     The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual KidsFest celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday.

        Over 100 exhibitors were present to greet the largest crowd in the event’s history. Over 4,000 people attended the event.

        From watching a magic show to meeting up with Clifford the Dog, the young and old alike had plenty of activities to do and see on Saturday.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary fourth graders took a tour of the United States via PowerPoint.

        Their teacher, Tori Unser, created a class project tying in the slideshow technology with educational core content areas.

        Students created PowerPoint presentations with a minimum of 12 slides to discuss their individual state. They also prepared a one-page report on the state.