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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – Eastside Middle School collaboration teacher Sonia Douthett will be presented a 2008 Beacon of Hope award for Excellence in Education during ceremonies Nov. 20 at Masterson’s Restaurant in Louisville.

    The award is for a teacher or school administrator who has shown creative ways to address the unique learning styles of their students and lead them toward a path to success.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first meeting of the newly formed Visual Artists of Bullitt County (VABC) was held at Ridgway Library on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

    These meetings will continue to be held monthly at the library.

    The purpose of the VABC (an auxiliary of Bullitt County Arts Council) is to assemble as 2 dimensional artists and critique each others work in order to seek improvement. There will be future workshops, have displays around Bullitt County in retail establishments, offices, restaurants, etc., and have annual shows and sale of our paintings.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle School students learned about the importance of safety belts courtesy of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

    Shane Ratliff with the KOHS presented the Rollover Simulator, sponsored in association with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The Rollover Simulator showed students what happens when a car flips around and people inside don’t wear safety belts. Dummies were used and often flipped out of the simulator during demonstrations.

  • HILLVIEW – Overdale Elementary celebrated Veterans Day in grand tradition for both past and present military troops.

    Over 50 veterans attended a special school program coordinated by Overdale Kindergarten instructor Heidi Stark. Her husband, Maj. Tim Stark, is a veteran of the Iraq War and a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard.

    Joining Maj. Stark on stage was Sgt. Ray Stoess, a Korean War veteran and father of Overdale principal Pam Robertson.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Multi-Purpose Bullitt County Seniors Center received a generous donation in honor of one of its former members.

    Mount Washington resident Goldie Curtsinger passed away in April 2007. Her daughter, Juanita McCubbins, was the executor of Curtsinger’s estate.

    McCubbins presented coordinator Mary Wilson a check for $667.40 toward the center per Curtsinger’s wishes.

  • FRANKFORT - Several years ago, then-finance director Keith Davis was visiting some classrooms at Freedom Elementary School.

    He remembered spending just a few minutes observing the science class of Lisa Michelle Wathen and being so impressed.

    Davis, who is now superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District, wrote Wathen a thank you note.

    “She was electric,” said Davis. “I knew she was a gifted teacher.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To understand the future, one must appreciate the past.

    On Thursday evening, five of Shepherdsville’s past mayors gathered in the city government center as portraits of the past 11 leaders were unveiled.

    Lined against the wall of the meeting room were pictures beginning with Carl Daniel (1949-52) and ending with Joseph Sohm (1997-2006).

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe felt is was important to honor the past and present leaders of the city. Like a wheel, there are many spokes but McAuliffe said the mayor is always at the center.

  • HILLVIEW - Five-year-old Stacie Fitzgerald was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect prior to her birth. Today is the anniversary of her first surgery at six months of age.

    Following multiple surgeries and lengthy stays at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Stacie is fortunately leading a reasonably normal life for a little girl.

    At the Hillview Wal-Mart, however, Stacie was no ordinary girl; for one day she was treated like royalty.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - Becknell Hall, the site of Pioneer Village City Hall, received a facelift courtesy of the Pioneer Networkers chapter of Business Networkers International (BNI).

    The international BNI program is a business owners reference network with millions of members in over 10,000 chapters. Only one business owner from a specific type of business can be a group member.

    The Pioneer Networkers, established in September 2004, have passed more than $1.3 million in referrals to local businesses.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Alyson Mason is a true cowgirl.

    She began riding horses at her family’s Mount Washington farm — Mason Performance Horses Inc. — when she was 18 months old. And by the time she entered kindergarten at Old Mill Elementary School, she was ready to compete in rodeos.

    “The thing that I like most of the time is barrels,” she said, while sitting atop of her horse, Zippy.

    Rodeoing is in her blood and she has won numerous trophies and awards for various regional and state competitions.