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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  •  Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  •  Just in time for the holiday season, a host of angels arrived in Shepherdsville during a painting night at the community center.

    Hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council, teacher Cindy Rayhill, as well as Patsy Karr, Debbie Karr Shaw, LaVerne Arkenberg and Monica Rixman, guided over 20 local residents to explore their creative side and paint their own autumn-inspired angel. Each painter experimented with different colors and preferences, adding their own spin to each piece. The result was a host of colorful angels, each as unique as the painter.

  •  Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Maryville’s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group’s project was on bully prevention.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention’s Partner of the Year. 

    According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.

    During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools. 

  •  The Bullitt Central High School Class of 1972 held its 45-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Sixty-nine of the class graduates attended, including some who were attending at Class of 1972 reunion for the first time.

    The majority of classmates in attendance came from Bullitt County or one of the four neighboring counties — Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson or Spencer. 

    The graduates attending included:

     

    *Eddie Barrow, Linda Cundiff Barrow and Tony Rummage, all of Brooks

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.