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Today's Features

  • The annual Brooks Run stream cleanup was recently held.

    The five cities of Hillview, Hunters Hollow, Fox Chase, Pioneer Village and Hebron Estates combine to work with volunteers and civic groups to clean up the northern Bullitt County community, especially along Brooks Run.

    This is part of the federal Clean Water Act provisions.

    Among the groups helping to clean up was Scout Troops 20 and 49, who were seen cleaning up along the stretch between Preston Highway and Hillview Square.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - William Clay Greenwell wasn’t a man who sought out publicity.

    In fact, several said he would probably be very humbled by the dedication service.

    A special ceremony was recently held to name the Lebanon Junction Firehouse in his honor. It is a place he spent 55 years of his life.

    With his wife, Peggy, and family on-hand, local friends and dignitaries, including U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, paid their respects to the man who passed away during the winter.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A nationally known ventriloquist will bring new life to his puppet characters at New Life Worship Center.

    Ryan Bomgardner will perform his live show, Ryan and Friends, at the church during his recently started tour.

    Bomgardner referred to the show as a fun family event for everyone to enjoy.

    “Anything we do is completely clean,” he said. “It’s never more than PG-rated. We want everybody to walk away thinking they liked the show.”

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana invites the entire community to participate in an e-Waste collection event on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. until Noon at Mount Washington Elementary School.

    The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is dedicated to the environment and the planet. Through the Girl Scout program, girls learn to recycle, reuse and recreate waste.

    Recently, Girl Scouts joined forces with two Kentucky companies - CRI and GES - to address the issue of recycling electronic waste or e-waste.

  • Eastside Middle School Principal Bonita Franklin delivered the State of the School Address to teachers and students Oct. 21 and ended the occasion with a special balloon releasing ceremony.

  • Bullitt Central students received a hands-on history and cultural lesson from Dance Diaspora.

    Based at Oberlin College in Ohio, the Dance Diaspora ensemble presents Western African cultural traditions through music and dance.

    Dance Diaspora incorporates diverse musical and dance themes ranging from American styles of Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop to African, Brazilian and Caribbean.

    Traditional Western African songs and instruments are implemented into the presentations, which meet the Kentucky Core Content curriculum requirements.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library and Bullitt County History Museum teamed up to establish a historical marker commemorating the site of the 1917 Shepherdsville train derailment.

    The marker was recently placed at the southeast corner of Ridgway Memorial Library near Second Street.

    The derailment took place at the site of the existing tracks by the Second Street overpass. Injured and deceased passengers were transported to the nearby courthouse and the Trunnell Hotel, currently the offices of attorney Anne McAfee.

  • HILLVIEW - Harry J. Cowherd, MD, was a champion for the development of Family Resource Centers in schools during the development of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

    In his honor, the annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Family Resource Center, Youth Service Center and combination of both.

    Two of the three 2009 recipients were from Bullitt County, including Betty Marshall, Hand In Hand FRC coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary. Her program was selected the best of 420 FRCs throughout the state.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service hosted a Home and Farm Safety Field Day.

    Students from Mount Washington, Old Mill and Roby Elementary, along with area home-schooled students, received helpful information from local experts.

    Safety topics included ATV, bathroom, bicycle, electricity, sun, tractor and water safety.

    An ambulance display was featured courtesy of Bullitt County EMS. Educational fire trailers were hosted by Mount Washington, Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes it seems like it rains for days, and then just when the clouds break, another storm comes along.

    Bullitt East students, staff and faculty know that scenario all too well. The student body has experienced its share of proverbial storms since the beginning of school.

    From two students sustaining life-threatening injuries to a student’s death by suicide, the school’s ability to band together and overcome tragedy has been tested in the past two months.