Today's Features

  • LEBANON JUNCTION — Every Thursday Lindy Meyer’s Lebanon Junction Elementary fourth graders open the door to a classroom full of preschoolers and their eyes light up.

    The bond between the two classes is instantly recognizable.

    With story books in hand, the fourth graders quickly break off into pairs and locate their “book buddy” — a special preschooler with whom they will share the next 20 minutes reading and bonding.

  • CEDAR GROVE -- Students at Cedar Grove Elementary gave thanks by celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving event.

    Students and faculty dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans during the second annual school-wide event. Parents and grandparents were invited to attend for a traditional turkey lunch feast.

    Fifth grade students paraded through the halls in their costumes, speaking to younger students while remaining in character. Five students later performed a special play about the first Thanksgiving meal.

  • HILLVIEW -- A new business that is part of the national ResCare system has brought its services to northern Bullitt County.

    Community Alternatives Kentucky recently hosted an open house for its staff, its patients and community leaders.

    The firm has a day program and assists in finding in-home residency for adults with special needs.

    The company opened in a portion of the old Winn-Dixie in Hillview.

    Steve Hendricks, vice president of ResCare, said the enjoyable aspect of their business is to keep people out of institutions and in their homes.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION – The St. Benedict youth group collected food items to fill over 20 boxes for families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. The youth group will also collect food items again at Christmas.

    Anyone wishing to help should contact a parish member. The youth will sell baked goods at Wal-Mart in Bardstown on Dec. 6 from 8 a.m.until 1 p.m. to support various youth activities. (Above) the Rev. David Naylor with Hailey Riggs, Lauren Lawrence, Cody Martin and Alex Riggs. (Left) Arorha Hartlage and Alex Riggs. Danny Riggs is the youth group leader.

  • ZONETON - Santa Claus will be traveling through parts of Bullitt County this weekend on a firetruck.

    The Zoneton Fire Department has volunteered to assist Santa in visiting neighborhoods within their own fire district.

    Santa and the firetruck will travel to Pioneer Village and Hillview from 6 to 10 p.m.

    Saturday visits will include the rest of Hillview and Hunters Hollow, also from 6 to 10 p.m..

    Last week Santa made appearances along Zoneton Road and Hebron Lane as well as Fox Chase, Ruhl Acres, Deer Run and Lee Villa behind Auto Zone.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Terri Lewis is known for her happy disposition and belief that all children really can succeed.

    After spending years in the classroom as a teacher and a Bullitt County instructional coach, Lewis is now bringing those attributes to Mount Washington Elementary School as its newest principal.

    Lewis officially began as MWES principal last Monday, replacing interim principal John Sullivan. Sullivan stepped in when the school’s last principal, Jennifer Wooley, moved to accept a position at the Bullitt County Board of Education last summer.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Robert G. Harned has lived most of his 86 years on land his family owned for two centuries.

    Harned was away from home before, in the 1940s, serving with military intelligence in England during World War II.

    It’s been a long time since Harned’s last official military flight. Recently he returned to the skies as both a public service and reward thanks to the Honor Flight Network.

  • HILLVIEW  – Every day people are faced with obstacles, many simply throw in the towel.

    They let opposition, lack of motivation or circumstances beyond their control discourage them. They give up on their dreams.

    While others are giving up, 12-year-old Samuel Krauss has held fast to his dreams and refused to let life pass him by.

    Krauss suffers from congenital muscular dystrophy, which is a disease that doesn’t allow muscle tissue to grow. He is confined to a power wheelchair but doesn’t focus on his disabilities.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Barbara Creasy could cope with any struggle, including the final touches of a published book.

    The librarian at Bullitt Lick Middle School, Creasy recently released her latest published work, “Cancer Can’t Destroy Love,” a piece dealing with learning to cope.

    Creasy’s story includes two personal stories involving her father and a close friend.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Twenty-two young adults will participate in the new panel of Teen Court.

    District Judge Rebecca Ward swore in the high school students who will have the opportunity to decide the punishment for peers who have committed violations of the law.

    Only 32 of Kentucky’s 120 counties participate in the Teen Court program, according to Billy Stover, who assists oversee the local program.

    He explained that the offenders have already entered a guilty plea in juvenile court but the teen court members have the chance to impose the penalties.