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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Bullitt Central girls' basketball program held a donkey basketball fundraiser with the help of students and staff at Bullitt Central, as well as Roby, Nichols, Cedar Grove and Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large turnout showed representatives from The Center for Women and Families that the Bullitt County community cares.

    A great deal of local effort and involvement helped lead to the opening of a new Bullitt County CWF location.

    Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting and grand opening at the facility, located near the campus of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For one night adolescents experienced the struggles and plight of the homeless.

    Cardboard Light is an event designed to allow an opportunity for young people to remain homeless throughout an entire evening. The event was hosted at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Members of Victory Baptist, Vine Hill and Bardstown Baptist Church youth groups participated. Victory Baptist youth pastor Stephen Crenshaw said 38 youth members ranging from 6th through 12th grade attended the event.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had been nearly a year since Larry Belcher passed away but his memory was strong as the Bullitt County Education Association honored him as its distinguished citizen.

    With past winners Dr. Mohana Arla and Jesse Flynn in the audience, Linda Belcher accepted the honor for her husband.

    “Larry was fun,” said Belcher, also a retired educator who is now serving as state representative for the 49th District.

    She recalled various stories about how her husband liked to play pranks on people he liked.

  • SHEPERDSVILLE) ee" T.J. Bradley was one of more than 70 Bullitt County young adults who gained valuable work experience and job skills in SummerWorks 2009.

    “Working in IT (information technology) this summer has given me great insight in the field,” said Bradley, 18, a Jefferson Community and Technical College student. “Now I know that I’ll enjoy working in IT as my career. The job also allowed me to save money for college.”