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Today's Features

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  •   Bullitt County Public Schools have been named to the College Board’s 6th annual National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The district is one of only six in Kentucky to achieve the honor.

    Superintendent Keith Davis cited a dynamic and tenacious work ethic of those involved with AP classes at the secondary level of education.

  •  The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  •  The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two cities will be bringing in the holiday season on Friday evening.

    Mount Washington will continue to have its traditional light up ceremony, while the city of Shepherdsville will make a few changes to its holiday schedule.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    In years past, the city park on First Street has been the focal point of the holiday celebration.

  •  There was a little bit of everything at the recent Hillview Winterfest program.

    Of course, Santa made his appearance and talked with all the boys and girls.

    But the overflow crowd at the Hillview Government Center also got a presentation by Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales. He brought his red kangaroo and talked with the crowd.

    There was plenty of food, arts and crafts and displays from emergency services, such as the Zoneton Fire Department.

  •              This year’s session of the Teen Court in Bullitt County has recently gotten underway.

                District Judge Jennifer Porter is again leading the program where high school students have the ability to levy punishments against those students who have offended.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - There’s an old saying that behind every successful man there’s a good woman.

    Bullitt County resident Raymond “Butch” Meyer has achieved a great deal of success as a winemaker, always crediting his wife, Alma, for starting him into his endeavors.

    “I had been growing grapes for years,” he said. “One year she bought me a book about winemaking for my birthday, because she was sick of making homemade jelly.”

  •  BEREA -- On Saturday, Nov. 28, Jason Kelty, of Shepherdsville, will demonstrate stone carving from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

    Kelty has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with a focus of stone carving, from the University of Kentucky.