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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt County Woman’s Club has always taken pride in being an organization devoted to community service.

    Woman’s Club members took time to relax and enjoy a special tea party to commemorate its 85 years of service to the county.

    Member Janet Hughes and the Creative Arts committee planned the event hosted by Bethel United Methodist Church.

    Recognition was offered to the club’s past presidents and achievements along with district governors.

  • HILLVIEW -- Jewish Hospital Medical Center South (JHMCS), in partnership with Mohana Arla, M.D., has begun its second program year of “Lose a Pound, Gain a Dollar” (LAPGAD), a healthy lifestyle/weight loss program that “pays” participants to lose weight. Open to all residents of Bullitt County over the age of 18, LAPGAD participants can earn a dollar for every pound lost during the course of the program.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Education Association honored local builder G. Jesse Flynn as its third recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Flynn received the award during a special public dinner held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Flynn was awarded for his community involvement including his membership with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    BCEA president Brenda Hutchison praised Flynn for his vested interests and continuous investments within the Bullitt County community.

  • Misty Lay, a school psychologist with Bullitt County Public Schools, made state history by being selected as the 2008 Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year during the Kentucky Association for Psychology in Schools annual conference held in Lexington.

    According to KAPS Conference Chair Dianne E. Herrick, this is the second time in four years that Ms. Lay has won this prestigious award, an achievement that is unparalleled in the 31-year history of KAPS.

  • The Boy Scouts of Shepherdsville Troop 868 and the Cub Scouts of Shepherdsville Cub Scout Pack 868 both spent Saturday, Sept. 20, scouring sections of the shoreline at Barren River Lake picking up trash.  The annual lakeshore cleanup event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  This marks the ninth consecutive year that Troop 868 has participated and the first year for Pack 868.

  • One of Bullitt County's newer and popular traditions is a safe night of trick-or-treating during an annual event hosted by the Zoneton Fire Department.

    More than 1,500 trick-or-treaters showed up at Zoneton's  Station 1 on Preston Highway Halloween night.

    The children enjoyed food, visiting each candy station and tethered hot air balloon rides.

    Local businesses and organizations passed out candy at each station.

    Members of the fire department also dressed up and took part in the festivities.