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Today's Features

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum celebrates National Children’s Book Week (May 10-14) with an expansion of titles and the inclusion of some rare books in the Visitor Center Nature Shop.

    Books target children up to nine years old and this expansion makes Bernheim’s Nature Shop one of the region’slargest sellers of children’sstorybooks, nature study and environmental stewardship titles.

  •     CLERMONT - From fancy collars to baskets full of supplies, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter received a much-appreciated donation recently.

        Members of the Bullitt County YMCA, as well as its Tween Extreme Kids Club, collected items that were donated to the shelter.

        Dori McCalvin, a long-time supporter of the animal shelter and child care administrative assistant at the YMCA, said boxes were set out at the fitness facility in Shepherdsville for a month.

  •     The 59th annual Shepherdsville National Day of Prayer Event begins at noon on May 6, 2010, with the blowing of a Ram’s horn.

        On the first Thursday in May, this prayer event takes place at the Pavilion in the Shepherdsville West 1st Street Park by Salt River. 

        This 50-minute event accommodates those attending during their lunch hour. 

        Again this year, a child’s prayer will be prayed along with the area pastors.

  •     The Bullitt Central FFA Chapter showcased their skills during the floral design and mechanics competition on March 25.  Both teams competing took first place within the Northern Ky Region of the FFA. 

        During the floral design contest students created four breathtaking centerpieces, four corsages’, four boutonnières, and four imaginative freestyles.  All freestyle arrangements were sold at Creations by Barbara, a local floral shop.

  • NICHOLS - Nichols students were invited to the greatest show at the school.

    A circus party was featured as this year’s Relay for Life school fundraiser.

    Students paid $3 admission fees, along with $1 pony rides and 50 cents for face paintings, tattoos and novelty crafts.

    Circus-thumbed photographs in special frames were available for a $2 purchase.

    Pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, candy and drinks were available with all proceeds going to the Relay.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – They look like anyone else, they could be anyone else, but their lives took turns that led them along a different path.

    Three Bullitt Countians survived homelessness, maintaining better lives with help from the Shepherd’s Shelter Samaritan Program.

    The Shepherd’s Shelter, Inc., is a faith-based non-profit housing initiative with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in Bullitt County. The organization offers food and shelter along with supportive services and stabilization planning toward regaining self-sufficiency.

  • Wicked Plants - Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. ee" noon, Visitor Center

    Fee: Members $7, non-members $10; registration required

    Poisonous plants and wicked weeds are worth knowing! Join a Bernheim naturalist for an investigative ramble on the wild side of some less than lovable plants.

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    ECO KIDS: Third Saturday Adventures in Nature for Kids and Families ee" Spring Wildflowers - Saturday, April 17, 1:00 ee" 4:00 p.m., Visitor Center

    FREE

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Though some parental knowledge and skill takes over, it never hurts to receive further assistance from experts - an extra set of hands.

    The Bullitt County Health Department features such assistance, free of charge, through the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program.

    HANDS partners first-time parents with skilled mentors who offer a wide range of parental advice and assistance.

    The program begins as early as three months into the pregnancy, continuing until the child graduates at age two.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A successful fundraiser will help Bullitt County’s young farmers harvest educational opportunities.

        Numerous activities such as fundraisers have earned the Bullitt County Young Farmers two consecutive state awards.

        The Young Farmers, a division of Bullitt County Farm Bureau, recently earned a second consecutive Gold Star Award for Excellence.

  • Various Easter week observances were held in Bullitt County.

    First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville again hosted its daily service and lunch during Holy Week. The St. Aloysius choir sang during one of the services.

    The Walk of the Cross through downtown Shepherdsville was held on Good Friday. The walk started at the Full Gospel Christian Center near the detention center and ended at the Melton’ food Mart on Highway 44. One of the stops included a prayer in front of the Bullitt County Courthouse.