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Today's Features

  • LEBANON JUNCTION " Lilly Cobble was in complete disbelief when two Publishers Clearing House representatives "  holding a $10,000 check with her name on it " showed up at her door Wednesday morning.

    She was enjoying a late breakfast with family when prize patrol agents Sheryl Schlameuss and Al Guerra came knocking. A gasp, followed by a few tears, welcomed the agents, who were holding a large check with her name on it. Upon opening the door Cobble couldn’t take her hand away from her mouth.

  • The Bullitt County Farm Bureay was recognized during the statewide annual meeting with several top honors.

    Jeff Robards, young farmer chair, accepts the 2009 Gold Star Award of Excellence.

    Harriett Brooks accepts the Gold Star of Excellence for its women’s program.

    Jim Robards accepts the honor for the local agency’s growth and member services.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - True to its name, Options Unlimited offered the ultimate unlimited visit to the Big Apple.

    A total of 34 Options clients and their families experienced a group bus trip to New York City.

    Founded in 1985, Options Unlimited assists special needs clients featuring both a day program and supported employment program to help clients find sustainable jobs. Both day program and supported employment clients were allowed on the trip.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Brenda Griffin wrote her first book, she admits it wasn't exactly a best seller. But fame and notoriety weren't her goals when she first put her pen to paper and they still aren't her goals now.

    She simply loves to write and enjoys sharing her thoughts and religious convictions with other people, so she decided to recently publish a second book entitled, "Painting Shades of Grey."

  • CEDAR GROVE - Local military veterans will be honored at Cedar Grove Elementary Wednesday, one of many schools hosting a Veterans Day event as an ongoing effort to educate young people about war experiences.

    The Cedar Grove fifth grade students will have an extra interest in the event thanks to a pre-visit Monday by a number of local veterans ranging back to World War II.

    Cedar Grove fifth grade instructor Rebecca Mattingly, the Social Studies teacher, helped prepare students for the event, organized by the school’s Family Resource Center.

  • Those in the Bullitt County area understand the importance Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest plays in education. But anyone who reads the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., will forever understand its importance.

    With its Visitors Center being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Lifecycle Building Challenge Award, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie read the accomplishments into the Congressional Record on Oct. 15, 2009.

  • CLERMONT -- Kimberly Newton genuinely loves the two things she does for a living: art and teaching.

    The Bernheim Middle art instructor was recognized for efforts in both, named as the 2009-10 Kentucky Art Education Association (KAEA) Middle School Teacher of the Year during a presentation at the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

    “It’s a big honor,” said Newton. “It’s a very sought-after award.”

    The KAEA is a professional organization of more than 250 art teachers. Members vote annually on nominations received for the award.

  • As Winter approaches, Multi-Purpose CAA will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Nov. 2 through Dec. 11, in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills.

    LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky. in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

    Last year over 621 residents of Bullitt County received financial assistance and emergency services from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.

  • The Bullitt County Health Department reminds the public that the best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccination shot annually.

    Flu shots are now given at the Health Department on Lees Valley Drive in Shepherdsville.

    Flu shots will be given on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    If you have Medicare HMO, please contact your primary care provider to get the flu vaccine.

    If you have supplemental insurance along with Medicare, please bring both cards.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - When high school sweethearts Scott and Misty Cunningham married on June 17, 1995, and vowed to support one another for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, they were very serious about the love they pledged for one another.

    But neither of them knew exactly how those vows would be tested 14 years later.

    Just a little over one year ago on Oct. 23, 2008, Misty began experiencing severe stomach pain and she sought emergency medical attention at Jewish Hospital South’s emergency room.