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Today's Features

  •  (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Grab your ghouls and goblins and head down to the Mt. Washington Fall Festival Oct. 17 and 18.

    It will again be held in the First Baptist Church parking lot.

    Festivities will begin Friday night at 4 p.m. with a kid’s festival with carnival rides, inflatables, hayrides, school booths, the DARE car and Minnie Mouse, said Sue Tennill, one of the festival coordinators.

    At 6 p.m. Main Street will closed for festivities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What may have started out as an Eagle Scout project, has touched a lot of hearts.

    Bullitt Central student Mason Pack, 15, recently completed a memorial garden at the Shepherdsville City Park for Parents Left Behind.

    The organization was started in 2010 by Bullitt County residents Trisha Eskridge and Nikki Cavote as a support group for parents who have lost a child.

    In 2006, Eskridge herself had a loss. Twin boys Caleb and Carter that were born prematurely.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Thursday night, various candidates will take center stage at the new Bullitt Central High School cafeteria.

    County and state candidates will have an opportunity to speak during the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Night.

    Light refreshments will be available, as well as a time to meet the candidates, starting at 5:30 p.m.

    At 6 p.m., the candidates will be given an opportunity to speak.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The chilly weather already has some thinking about red-and-green.

    At a recent Mount Washington city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced the Light Up Mount Washington celebration will be expanded this year.

    Last year the event was canceled due to a prediction of bad weather.

    Scheduled to be the first Friday in December, Calhoun said the city has partnered with First Baptist Church Mount Washington to have a live nativity scene and other activities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the more popular programs offered by Bullitt Fiscal Court will be held this week.

    Bullitt County residents will tires to dispose of can do so on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-11.

    The tire disposal site will be set up on Buffalo Run Road, off Cedar Grove Road, across from the Love’s Truck Stop.

    Road department employees and inmates from the Bullitt County Detention Center will be present to help residents. Disposal times will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Find a cure. 

    It’s no secret, by now, that breast cancer has touched each one of our lives in some way whether it’s your family or friends or even yourself that is a survivor.

    Bullitt County recognizes the seriousness of this disease and seeks to educate its residents and celebrate the survivors each year.

    The third annual Think Pink event will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • CLERMONT – Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color ( http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-best-fall-colors/bernheim-aboretum-research-forest )and October is the perfect time to experience all of the forest’s beauty while enjoying some of Bernheim’s great programs and events.

  • HILLVIEW--Dust off your dancing shoes because Dancing with the Stars is coming to Hillview.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council, the event will take place Oct. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hillview Government Center. The theme is masquerade.

    The evening will feature local community “stars”: Linda Belcher, Jenny Estepp, Angie Etherton, Tom Givhan, Mike Higgins, Mike Nemes, Faith Portman, Depp Rasner, Melaine Roberts, Elise Spainhour, John Spainhour, Tony Thompson, Alex Wimsatt and others.

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.