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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • NICHOLS - By law every school is required to host educational activities in conjunction with the annual Veterans Day holiday.

    Local schools were not hard pressed to find American veterans willing to share their experiences with students.

    Many events were prepared by the schools’ Family Resource Centers. Arleta Watkins, FRC coordinator for both Brooks and Nichols Elementary, hosted events at each school. Her goal was introducing veterans from various time periods throughout the past century.

  • Elvis wasn’t cruel to the true hearts that attended a special benefit for the family of Nathan Ing.

    A crowd of 340 attended a special performance by Elvis impersonator Jimmy W. Johnson at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. The event raised $7,000.

    Nathan is a seven-year-old with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, a rare terminal brain tumor. He and his family sat at center stage enjoying the show.