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Today's Features

  • CLERMONT - Students from Bernheim Middle School spent a week over the summer displaying their skills during the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Orlando, Fla.

    This was the fourth year that students from Bernheim Middle represented the school and the county.

    Alex Skidmore, currently an eighth-grader at Bernheim, entered her crocheted baby blanket, which won third place at the state competition.

    Crystal Lemons, who is now a freshman at Bullitt Central High, won third place in the nationals with her wreath. During the state competition, Lemons placed second.

  • The 2009 Matthew Curtis Allen Memorial Scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships on Saturday, July 25th, at the annual MC 14 Basketball Tournament. This year’s recipients were:

    Grant Lee Polson - of Mount Washington. Grant is the son of Garry and Kathy Polson. Grant ranked first in his class of 236 at Bullitt East High School. He was a Varsity Basketball player, a Governor’s Scholar and participated in The National Honors Society, as well as volunteering as a coach, referee and tutor.

  • CLERMONT – The 6th Annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival experienced its nicest weather to date to accompany the hot music onstage.

    The host band (Bluegrass 101) performed three sets over the two-day event.

    Other musical acts included Bullitt County’s Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, along with Bluegrass legend Paul Williams and the Victory Trio.

    Bluegrass 101 also hosts the annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival. For more information visit the band’s Web site, www.bluegrass101.com.

  • A new free Christian arts and music festival made its debut over the weekend.

    The first annual Shepherdsfest at Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured live bands, arts and crafts booths, kids games, a classic car show and lots of great food including homemade ice cream. The great weather was a bonus.

    The new event was planned in hopes of creating an annual community gathering focusing on Christian and family-friendly fun that will continue to grow in the future.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourteen local students were recognized for their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the Bullitt County Public Schools’ VIP Youth Poster Campaign, sponsored by the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) program.

    The event is organized by the BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools program. Students become the focus of posters sharing their stance against implementing harmful substances into their lives.

  • HILLVIEW -- The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center is just what its name suggests: an alternative health care center assisting adults.

    The center provides a daytime assisted living program for special needs clients and families that would otherwise need to seek long-term or 24-hour care.

    Thanks to a new Veterans Affairs initiative, local veterans could attend the facility free of charge.

    Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center was approved as part of the Veterans Benefits program through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new branch library in Lebanon Junction.

    Library director Randy Matlow and county judge Melanie Roberts were among the guest speakers.

    When completed in early 2010, the library will be the second largest in the county’s system.

    The new library will be located on Highway 61 near Lebanon Junction Elementary and the building will be fashioned after a train station in honor of the city’s rich railroad history.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Rice’s newest title was hard to achieve but is impossible to take away: He is now a triathlete.

    Rice recently completed his first full triathlon competition in the Ford Ironman Louisville contest.

    A full triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon run.

    Rice completed the three events in a time of 13 hours and 37 minutes, an average time in a competition where just finishing is considered a success.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - CDR ODASN Gary Morris was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Navy after completing a tour with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) staff.

    Morris is a Mount Washington native and a Bullitt East graduate. He accepted a direct commission to the United States Navy after graduating from Murray State University in 1991.

    Morris previously worked aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered Navy super carrier, in the ship’s repair facility.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Students at North Bullitt High School received a unique civics lesson Wednesday while sitting on a fancy bus.

    The C-Span bus made a stop at North Bullitt and Jennifer Curran had an opportunity to make students a little more familiar with what the cable network provides.

    Calling C-Span “not better...it’s just different,” Curran quizzed the students on what they knew about the cable network and what made it different from the commercial stations.