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Today's Features

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes a new job just feels like a perfect fit.

    Marcella Minogue feels that way about her new role as Freedom Elementary principal.

    The former Freedom instructor took over this week as the school’s first female principal.

    “Having taught here I saw the wonderful part of Freedom,” she said. “I knew what it had to offer.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he sees a military person in uniform at a restaurant, there's a good chance he will pay for their meal.

    Although he never served in the military, he believes the men and women who serve this country should be honored and remembered.

    His latest way to honor the veterans was to purchase a monument and plaque.

    During a special ceremony Thursday, the monument was dedicated in Shepherdsville City Park.

    The city employee doesn't want his identity to be known, although his friends know who "he" is.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriffs are adding a little more horse sense to the department.

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell appointed special deputy Rick Miller to head a new equine investigation unit established to focus on potential cases of horse neglect or abuse.

    “We get calls and we wanted someone qualified to check them,” said Tinnell. “(Miller) knows a lot about horses and he’s been around here a long time.”

  • Kentucky wineries pocketed 72 medals, including four gold medals, at the Kentucky State Fair wine competition Aug. 15 in Louisville.

  • CLERMONT -- If you were a student, what would you do with a teacher standing on your front porch?

    Bernheim Middle School teachers were knocking on doors, only to let students know there was nothing to fear.

    Taking an idea from a successful program in Mason County, Bernheim implemented a home visitation program prior to the first day of classes.

    Administrators, teachers and counselors traveled in pairs to the homes of every registered Bernheim student.

  • CLERMONT - Students from Bernheim Middle School spent a week over the summer displaying their skills during the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Orlando, Fla.

    This was the fourth year that students from Bernheim Middle represented the school and the county.

    Alex Skidmore, currently an eighth-grader at Bernheim, entered her crocheted baby blanket, which won third place at the state competition.

    Crystal Lemons, who is now a freshman at Bullitt Central High, won third place in the nationals with her wreath. During the state competition, Lemons placed second.

  • The 2009 Matthew Curtis Allen Memorial Scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships on Saturday, July 25th, at the annual MC 14 Basketball Tournament. This year’s recipients were:

    Grant Lee Polson - of Mount Washington. Grant is the son of Garry and Kathy Polson. Grant ranked first in his class of 236 at Bullitt East High School. He was a Varsity Basketball player, a Governor’s Scholar and participated in The National Honors Society, as well as volunteering as a coach, referee and tutor.

  • CLERMONT – The 6th Annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival experienced its nicest weather to date to accompany the hot music onstage.

    The host band (Bluegrass 101) performed three sets over the two-day event.

    Other musical acts included Bullitt County’s Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, along with Bluegrass legend Paul Williams and the Victory Trio.

    Bluegrass 101 also hosts the annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival. For more information visit the band’s Web site, www.bluegrass101.com.

  • A new free Christian arts and music festival made its debut over the weekend.

    The first annual Shepherdsfest at Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured live bands, arts and crafts booths, kids games, a classic car show and lots of great food including homemade ice cream. The great weather was a bonus.

    The new event was planned in hopes of creating an annual community gathering focusing on Christian and family-friendly fun that will continue to grow in the future.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourteen local students were recognized for their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the Bullitt County Public Schools’ VIP Youth Poster Campaign, sponsored by the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) program.

    The event is organized by the BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools program. Students become the focus of posters sharing their stance against implementing harmful substances into their lives.