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Today's Features

  • HILLVIEW - Harry J. Cowherd, MD, was a champion for the development of Family Resource Centers in schools during the development of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

    In his honor, the annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Family Resource Center, Youth Service Center and combination of both.

    Two of the three 2009 recipients were from Bullitt County, including Betty Marshall, Hand In Hand FRC coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary. Her program was selected the best of 420 FRCs throughout the state.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service hosted a Home and Farm Safety Field Day.

    Students from Mount Washington, Old Mill and Roby Elementary, along with area home-schooled students, received helpful information from local experts.

    Safety topics included ATV, bathroom, bicycle, electricity, sun, tractor and water safety.

    An ambulance display was featured courtesy of Bullitt County EMS. Educational fire trailers were hosted by Mount Washington, Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes it seems like it rains for days, and then just when the clouds break, another storm comes along.

    Bullitt East students, staff and faculty know that scenario all too well. The student body has experienced its share of proverbial storms since the beginning of school.

    From two students sustaining life-threatening injuries to a student’s death by suicide, the school’s ability to band together and overcome tragedy has been tested in the past two months.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" The annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Youth Service Center, Family Resource Center and combination of both.

    Though there are no combination centers in the county, two Bullitt centers claimed the state’s YSC and FRC awards, including Maryville/Overdale Elementary Hand In Hand FRC coordinator Betty Marshall.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - On December 20, 1917, the deadliest train accident in Kentucky history took place in Shepherdsville.

    In 2007 a memorial service was held at the Bullitt County Courthouse, located near the wreck site, to commemorate the 90th anniversary. The Bullitt County History Museum featured a booklet about the 1917 event during the ceremony.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Maybe one day someone from Bullitt County will donate a biography about Jim Davis.

    The Hebron Estates resident is attempting to begin a book collection drive with a lofty goal of attaining 100,000 books.

    A retired truck driver for the military and former motivational speaker, Davis developed his idea while watching a television show about schools needing more books in rural eastern Kentucky.

    “The kids didn’t have any school books or libraries,” he said. “I thought this would be something to benefit them.”

  • In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the creation of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp, the staff at the Shepherdsville Post Office has been dressing in pink each Friday.

    The public is invited to come out on Friday, Oct. 30, to join the staff for a Pink Out in the front lobby. The attempt is to fill the front lobby with pink.

    Since July 1998, the first-class stamp has been on sale. A special rate can be offered on this stamp with funds going to research. Since the creation of the stamp, over $69 million has been raised for research.

  • Beyond The Dripline:  Ecology For Green Design Professionals - Wednesday, October 28

    This program, presented by Bernheim in cooperation with the Kentucky Chapter of the USGBC, examines the ecological design principles that connect the built environment to the natural environment.  Discussions include the challenges and successes of Bernheim’s LEED Platinum Visitor Center, the recent American Life and Accident Insurance Company Green Roof Project and The Green Building.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eighteen years ago Jeff Young came to Bullitt County.

    His goal was to serve effectively as the leader of the Bullitt County 4-H program with the University of Kentucky Extension Service.

    He hopes some of the work has paid off as Young begins his next challenge in life as director director for the extension service.

    Young begins his new position of overseeing 15 county extension offices.

    “It doesn’t seem that long,” Young said of his 18 years in Bullitt County.

  • 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.