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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" The annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Youth Service Center, Family Resource Center and combination of both.

    Though there are no combination centers in the county, two Bullitt centers claimed the state’s YSC and FRC awards, including Maryville/Overdale Elementary Hand In Hand FRC coordinator Betty Marshall.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - On December 20, 1917, the deadliest train accident in Kentucky history took place in Shepherdsville.

    In 2007 a memorial service was held at the Bullitt County Courthouse, located near the wreck site, to commemorate the 90th anniversary. The Bullitt County History Museum featured a booklet about the 1917 event during the ceremony.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Maybe one day someone from Bullitt County will donate a biography about Jim Davis.

    The Hebron Estates resident is attempting to begin a book collection drive with a lofty goal of attaining 100,000 books.

    A retired truck driver for the military and former motivational speaker, Davis developed his idea while watching a television show about schools needing more books in rural eastern Kentucky.

    “The kids didn’t have any school books or libraries,” he said. “I thought this would be something to benefit them.”

  • In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the creation of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp, the staff at the Shepherdsville Post Office has been dressing in pink each Friday.

    The public is invited to come out on Friday, Oct. 30, to join the staff for a Pink Out in the front lobby. The attempt is to fill the front lobby with pink.

    Since July 1998, the first-class stamp has been on sale. A special rate can be offered on this stamp with funds going to research. Since the creation of the stamp, over $69 million has been raised for research.