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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT -- Cold weather doesn’t stop Bernheim Forest from celebrating all that nature has to offer in the month of December. 

    With the exception of Christmas day, Bernheim is open the entire month with events and activities for every age.

    ECO Kids Discovery Days

    The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days. Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center and include:

  •  Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  •  PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  •   Bullitt County Public Schools have been named to the College Board’s 6th annual National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The district is one of only six in Kentucky to achieve the honor.

    Superintendent Keith Davis cited a dynamic and tenacious work ethic of those involved with AP classes at the secondary level of education.

  •  The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  •  The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two cities will be bringing in the holiday season on Friday evening.

    Mount Washington will continue to have its traditional light up ceremony, while the city of Shepherdsville will make a few changes to its holiday schedule.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    In years past, the city park on First Street has been the focal point of the holiday celebration.