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Today's Features

  • FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu. The toll-free hotline number is 1-877-843-7727, and it will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the legal community see first-hand every day some of the struggles that occur in life.

    Whether they are prosecutors, defense attorneys or members of judicial system, they understand better than most some of the issues which plague society.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Bar Association decided that it wanted to get more involved in the community.

    Its first project was helping to provide some manual labor to fix up a new facility for the Center for Women and Families in Shepherdsville.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Representatives from various Bullitt County emergency crews joined local officials and citizens in a special 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    The event included a special video presentation reminder of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    Representatives of Zoneton Fire Department rang a bell to honor emergency units that lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. Many local firefighters from Bullitt County departments were in attendance.

  • BROOKS - Students and staff members at Brooks Elementary look toward the future with a new school facility opening next year.

    They now have a new, experienced leader to help the transition: Cheri Lineweaver, assistant principal at Eastside Middle School since its inception, was selected as the new Brooks principal.

    “There’s a lot of good work to be done here at Brooks,” she said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Walking into Bullitt Lick Middle School on Monday and being recognized by many of the sixth-graders was pretty awesome for Shepherdsville police officer Christina Boone.

    Students in all the Shepherdsville schools will be seeing more of Boone in the coming months.

    On Monday, she was introduced as the new school resource officer, which will be an extension of her current duties as a DARE officer with fifth-grade classes at Roby, Shepherdsville, Cedar Grove Elementary and St. Aloysius.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Friday was a day for the nation to remember military personnel who have not yet returned home.

    Some may be prisoners of war or some may be missing in action.

    But there are over 88,000 Americans who have not returned home.

    On Thursday evening, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted a special service to observe national POW/MIA day.

    As part of the ceremony was the raising of the POW/MIA flag donated by the American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville.

  • The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Health Fair on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Shepherdsville resident Tina Zamora wasn’t a happy camper and it had nothing to do with the recent UL-UK football game. She was getting her finger pricked by Chris Cope, a registered nurse with Jewish Hospital. It was part of a free cholesterol screening.

    Semi Phelps has her blood pressure checked by Jewish Hospital's Ashley Riley.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not an easy walk becoming an Eagle Scout, but one local Scout hopes to achieve it by making walking easier.

    Jamie Stottman is working toward becoming the first Eagle Scout recognized by Troop 685 since the group rechartered two years ago.

    An Eagle Scout must complete at least 100 hours of a service project that benefits the community. Stottman helped to plan and create a sidewalk between Shepherdsville Elementary and Bullitt Lick Middle School, where Troop 685 meets.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first two years of classes at the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College have been successful.

    Enrollment at the classes have grown by 73 percent over the that time and is 30 percent more than school officials anticipated.

    There were seven high school students who participated this past year in a dual credit program.

    But Dr. Dan Ash and Donna Miller are not satisfied. They believe the college has much more potential.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - As a Physical Education instructor, Amanda Yarbrough understands team concept and a ‘we-can’ attitude.

    In Yarbrough’s classes at Bullitt Lick Middle School, that sometimes also refers to a ‘Wii-can’ approach.

    Yarbrough implemented the Nintendo Wii gaming system in PE classes. Over the next year she enhanced her teaching program for use by all students, including those with special needs.