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Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kristy Tinelli excelled at math and science from a young age. So much so, that everyone around her expected her to become a doctor or engineer.

    Giving in to those expectations, Tinelli pursued a degree in chemical engineering. She left her Mount Washington home and moved to Virginia where she had a successful seven-year career in chemical engineering.

    Until one day she realized that she wanted more than just a career.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – In JROTC, cadets learn that donating blood is much more important than the alternative.

    North Bullitt JROTC students combined their efforts with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in the school’s gymnasium.

    Maj. Kevin Clark said over 50 JROTC members volunteered services. He praised the group for preparing the event in just two weeks while simultaneously planning another major event.

    “These kids were very conscientious, they had everything ready,” said Clark. “We had everything we needed at hand.”

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – Jonathan England called himself pretty unimaginative.

    Yet, when the decision was made on which of the logo designs to select for the Bullitt County Publlic School System, it was England’s who stood above the rest.

    But his original design needed a bit of tweaking and school officials called upon a design from North Bullitt senior C.J. Parker for the finishing touches.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the theme was moving forward.

    England said the basics of the logo was that you must stand up and reach for the light.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It’s a new day for the Mount Washington United Methodist Church.

    The MWUMC will be able to move ahead on its new building project with a little help from the Mount Washington City Council after the board moved to approve a resolution to issue the church up to $2.25 million for a multipurpose facility.

    The city’s bond issuance allows for the church to qualify for a lower interest rate than if it had obtained the financing through conventional methods.

  • HILLVIEW — Serving the community runs in the bloodlines of many in the city of Hillview.

    Mayor Jim Eadens is the son of the late Bud Eadens, who served on the council for many years, was a police officer and helped start the Operation Santa program.

    Councilmember Kim Whitlock is the daughter of Dale Russ, another long-time councilman who retired and then came back for a short period to fill a vacant position.

    Prior to running for the council, Whitlock served as the city’s representative on the joint planning commission.

  • NICHOLS – The students at Nichols Elementary attempted to slay the dragon known as cancer.

    The school hosted a Renaissance Fair to raise money for the Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    For $5 students received pizza and drinks along with crafts and many fun Renaissance-related activities.

    Eevents included jousting, where students rode horses on wheels and aimed at other students with giant foam noodles.

    Kindergarten and first grade students participated in slaying an actual dragon, in piñata form.

  • Mount Washington Elementary School students spent their Friday afternoon March 6 shooting Hoops for Hearts as part of an American Heart Association fundraiser.

    Students collected donations and tried their hand and making some baskets.

  • HILLVIEW - The temperatures were cold and the snow was piled along the parking lot.

    But there was nothing but warmth inside Unity Baptist Church.

    Faced with more than its share of obstacles over the past year, pastor Rob Rodgers said the members have survived. And they have survived stronger than ever.

    Last December, all the church property was lost when fire destroyed its leased facility on Hillview Boulevard.

    That was just the first of many obstacles.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – Les McIntosh has been known and respected as a quality educator for years in Bullitt County.

    Members of the Old Mill Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council agreed with the reputation.

    McIntosh began serving as Old Mill interim principal July 1. At the school year’s midway point, the SBDM council voted to hire him on a permanent basis.

    The SBDM committee went through a first wave of applicants and interviews prior to re-posting the position opening.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kassi Nicole Gilbert had made that trip on the stage before.

    But, this time, she was determined to do even better.

    After finishing fifth overall as a fourth-grader, the Lebanon Junction Elementary student showed her supremacy in winning the 2009 Bullitt County Spelling Bee.

    Matching the elementary and middle school winners, Gilbert and Nichols Elementary’s Sean Brady battled until the 14th round of words before a winner would be declared.