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Today's Features

  • Barb Plenge, director of Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program, recently received notification of TAPP having been awarded a Quality Care Mini-Grant from Rural KIPDA Community Early Childhood Council.

    Located at Riverview High School, the TeenAge Parenting Program’s Wee Care Child Development Center has met quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure earning a STAR rating.

  • Beginning Jan. 5, novel H1N1 influenza vaccine will be available to the general public at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shots are available on Tuesday from 1-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    These clinics are open to all persons six months of age and older wanting the H1N1 vaccination.

    Please wear a short-sleeve shirt for your convenience. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • The Harshaw Trane Foundation has donated $5,000 to Head Start and Preschool needs at Nichols Elementary School.

    Harshaw Trane Vice President of Finance Richard Pickren presented the check to Superintendent Keith Davis January 11 at the central office in Shepherdsville.

    The foundation has requested the funds be used to provide two classrooms with interactive white boards for schools that do not have them at a cost of $4,000.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - They hope they are on target for a very successful musical career.

        The Mount Washington teens form the band Bullet, which recently won a Battle of the Band contest at Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville.

        With the win, the battle’s sponsor, Gorilla Music Productions of Cleveland, Ohio, is offering the band $500 and 20 hours of free studio time.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite his illness, the guest of honor didn’t seem to mind the pain.

    Damon Sanders enjoyed himself during a special Red Cross blood drive in his honor at Shepherdsville City Hall.

    Damon was diagnosed with leukemia and T-cell lymphoma on Oct. 14. His mother, Shannon, said a seven-inch tumor in Damon’s chest cavity caused his heart to move and filled his lungs with fluid.

    Damon’s grandfather, Dale McKinney, is an American Legion Post 157 member. The post first hosted a fundraising event for Damon in November.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - One man’s improbable dream successfully became the final chapter of his legacy.

    Jim Davis, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer one year ago.

    In that time Davis created a drive to collect 100,000 donated books for Appalachian libraries. He said the idea came to him after viewing a television documentary on struggling libraries in eastern Kentucky.

  • Speaking for Nature: Introduction to the Art and Science of Interpretation

    Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. ee" noon at the Education Center; members $20 per person; Non-members $30 per person; registration required

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you listened to the pageant emcee who makes an announcement when the final two contestants are standing on stage.

    Part of that discussion talks about the first runner-up being responsible for taking the title in case the winner is not able to fulfill her duties.

    That happened for Kayla Reynolds.

    This weekend could become Bullitt County’s chance to dominate Kentucky’s pageant spotlight.

    Reynolds will represent the area as Miss Bullitt County Fair 2009 in the 2010 Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant at the Galt House.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Drug Task Force coordinator Kenny Hardin was selected as the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    Hardin received a plaque during the December PIP meeting. He called the award “certainly unexpected.”

    Jaime Goldsmith, Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator, nominated Hardin for the award.

  •     CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School students learned that movies with high-tech tricks and vampire-related themes can’t hold a candle to a well-told story.

        The students were visited by Roberta Simpson Brown, the “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

        Brown is a retired teacher and published author as well as a professional storyteller. She learned her craft growing up in Russell Springs. She has performed throughout the country at various festivals and workshops.