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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to the war against drug abuse, the Bullitt County Sheriffs dare to do more.

    That includes the force’s newest vehicle, the DARE patrol unit.

    A 1998 Ford already in the Sheriffs department’s custody, the unit was revamped into a prime vehicle with a new paint job, body work and accessories.

    The best thing about the new vehicle was the price. Chief deputy Danny Thompson said all the work was donated.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt High School Skills for Success group made a successful donation to Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Consisting of freshman students, Skills for Success donated 275 gift bags for children in Kosair’s emergency room as well as some outpatient children.

    Skills for Success coordinator Gelena Ballard said Kosair Goody Bags was originally created as a service project for North Bullitt’s Beta Club. This was the first year the Skills for Success program participated.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local volunteers plan to perform the equivalent of a facelift to the community.

    The Bullitt County Operation Bright and Beautiful program is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 18, around the three largest cities.

    Event co-chairperson Ruth Chowning said the event gave volunteers an organized opportunity to touch up the community.

    “We have several places where we want to clean,” she said.

  • The Bullitt County Woman's Club hosted its annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show Saturday.

    The luncheon's theme was "So you say it's Your Birthday?" in honor of the club's 85 years of service to the community.

  • HILLVIEW – The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts continued their charitable efforts for another special child in the Bullitt County area.

    Nathan Ing, a seven-year-old Shepherdsville resident, has experienced cancerous brain tumors for a majority of his life.

    Nathan has remained a strong and lovable young boy throughout his ordeal, and the Hillview Wal-Mart recognized him with a special day in his honor.

    The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts donated money and time toward the event, hosting cake wheels and hot dog sales fundraisers.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – It’s a feel-good story. Bullitt Countians helping a fellow Bullitt Countian. It’s an older kid helping out a younger kid.

    It feels about as refreshing as a newly shaven head.

    Matthew Stayton, a seventh grader at Hebron Middle School, had his mop of long hair shaved off as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event.

    St. Baldrick’s, the largest volunteer fundraising event for childhood cancer research, allows participants to collect sponsorship donations for having their heads shaved.

  • FRANKFORT — Two Bullitt County residents and a volunteer group were honored at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards, held March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

    Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.   

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society Cemetery Documentation Team volunteer group received an award of merit for their Bullitt County Cemetery Documentation Project. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Emily Hurst compared her teaching philosophy to race car driving.

    Hurst compared the two by noting their continuous strive for success, with assistance from a full team, while maneuvering around obstacles and giving their best effort in hopes of winning.

    It was the way classroom obstacles were handled and the support from fellow faculty members that Hurst said helped her achieve the honor of Bullitt County’s 2009 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Tucked away in a small apartment at the Ethos at Woodlake Senior Living Community, James and Margaret Floore live quietly together.

    Life has taken a lot from the couple. Margaret, 91, suffers from severe dementia and hearing loss. The couple lost two of their children at young ages and James, 93, has outlived his entire family.

    But life has been unable to steal one very important choice from the couple — the choice to love one another unconditionally, throughout life’s trials and joys.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" For several hours twice a week, 11 teens from Bullitt and Jefferson Counties abandon their after-school social lives and commit themselves to dance perfection.

    That group is local dance studio Dance Unlimited’s Senior All-Stars team, which includes girls Trish Orkies, Amanda Miller, Brooklyn Reinhardt, Emily McCraken, Kristen Knight, Leah Kahne, Jessica Ginn, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Amber Close, Carter Baughman and lone male Taylor Thompson.