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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The new Roby Elementary school building was built upon a strong foundation.

    During its 50-plus years of history the school continues to improve upon efforts made by former principals and teachers.

    The importance of that foundation was recognized during an official open house ceremony to showcase the new school facility.

    Roby’s first librarian, Louise Terry, received the highest honor during the ceremony, with Roby’s new media center named the Louise Terry Library.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County native figures to be a hometown favorite in an upcoming fitness competition.

    Stephanie Billings will take the stage for the first time as a professional figure competitor during the 2009 KentuckyMuscle Bodybuilding, Figure, and Bikini Championship Finals in Louisville, presented by the International Federation of Body Building and Fitness (IBFF) and the National Physique Committee (NPC).

  • HILLVIEW ee" Since she was very young, Shepherdsville native Jana Payne couldn’t imagine herself being anything else but a professional hair stylist.

    “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, since I was a little girl, I’ve been trying to braid Barbie Doll’s hair,” she said.

    It was a childhood dream that has turned in to a very successful reality for Payne, who recently won several regional and national awards through her employer, Fantastic Sams.

  • The CASA Program for Bullitt County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Board of Directors thanks Tom Givhan and John Spainhour for hosting the CASA Corporate Reception.

    This was an effort for CASA to gain support from local community businesses.

    CASA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Family Court system.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School seventh graders received the ultimate lesson.

    An event called “Ghost Out” was presented by seventh grade instructor Erin Mabe with assistance from instructional coach Karrie Stewart.

    The event was tied to a book read in school, “Tears of a Tiger,” which includes a story involving a drunk driving accident and making good life choices.

    “The event is tied in with the novel,” said Stewart. “The novel causes kids to think of these situations and we wanted to personalize this for them.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s become a fact of life in Bullitt County just as it has in other parts of the country: methamphetamine manufacturing, use and abuse.

    While meth remains a hot topic among those working toward a better society, another subtle topic has entered the awareness radar.

    Prescription drug abuse is a nuisance in society for many more various reasons than meth or other drugs. As a result, Bullitt County Partners in Prevention is hosting a prescription drug abuse awareness workshop.

  • Former University of Kentucky and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Winston Bennett came to Eastside Middle School last week as part of the school’s kick-off to Red Ribbon Week.

    Bennett talked to students about how living a drug-free life enabled him to follow his dreams as a basketball player and professional. He also emphasized the importance of respect and forming positive relationships.

    Red Ribbon Week promotes a drug and alcohol-free America and especially focuses on prevention and education for school-aged children.

  • NICHOLS - The annual Smile Kentucky! program returned to Bullitt County this month.

    This year the program, sponsored by the Louisville Water Company, visited 34 schools throughout the Louisville area.

    Free dental screenings were provided to students in grades 3-5 at Freedom, Maryville, Roby and Nichols Elementary.

    Local dentists and dental assistants volunteer services to examine the students. Any students found with severe problems will visit the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Feb. 5 for further treatment.

  • Thanks to the Bullitt County Agriculture Advancement Council, the new computer lab in Bullitt Central’s Agriculture Department created big news earlier this year.

    Bullitt Central’s alumni will be surprised to see the new changes that have come to Room 76.

    On November 20, alumni, parents, farmers, and students will have the opportunity to see these changes firsthand.

    Ag Connections, an innovative crop management software company from Murray, KY, will be on hand to discuss how their software is used throughout the world and for a product demonstration.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Hollis Cope may have been exactly the blessing Danny Perkins needed Aug. 30.

    Calvary Christian’s Sunday evening services were going as usual on Aug. 30 when Perkins — who was in the congregation — collapsed and wasn’t breathing. It was a shock to everyone around because Perkins seemed fine minutes before.

    “He walked in (the sanctuary) under his own power, sat down and I guess he seemed OK,” Cope said.