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Today's Features

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World will offer incredible seminars throughout the Show weekend, Feb. 27 through March 1 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

    Each ticket includes access to the seminars offered on the day of the visit, which are filled with helpful information delivered in a fun, interactive manner.

    Throughout the weekend Jeff Wallitsch, Wallitsch Garden Center, will teach about gardening on a budget, as well as container gardening. 

  •  When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”

  •  It was time Monday to say the final goodbyes to Les Bandy, deputy director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency. He died on Thursday evening in a single vehicle accident off Highway 44 West.

    Thousands of emergency responders from Bullitt County and throughout the state of Kentucky came to express gratitude for Bandy’s 35-plus years of service to the community.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been moments where the community appears to be divided.

    Whether it’s during election time, or if it’s involving business such as the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and Board of Trustees, or whether it’s just disagreements at city council meetings.

    Randy Pace has noticed it. As pastor of the Family Worship Center, as a Christian, and as a Bullitt Countian, it’s a heavy burden.

  • NICHOLS -- Les Bandy died doing what he had been doing for the past 35 years -- finding a way to help his community.

  •  SHEPHERDSSVILLE -- Looking for an alternative to the traditional dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day?

    The Bullitt County Arts Council can help with that.

    On Friday, Feb. 13, they will be a sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater night, “Thirteen Deadly Reasons.”

    It will be held at Rivers Edge Event & Venue Resource at 416 S. Buckman St. from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Students at Old Mill Elementary received more than just treats at Halloween this year --they got a new toothbrush and toothpaste.

    As part of the Smile Kentucky program, students from grade third to sixth were offered free dental screenings and education on tooth health from students from the Bullitt County Area Technology Center. Kentucky Smiles rotates visits in surrounding counties and visits Bullitt about every three years, said Elizabeth McGuire, Health education coordinator the Bullitt County Health Department.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students experienced a field trip of astronomical proportions.

    And no one had to leave the school building to participate.

    Students attended educational programs inside the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium presented by the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.

    The Portable Planetarium, shaped like the top of a large mushroom, can fit inside most school gymnasiums. Once inflated, students head inside to get a look at the projected skies above.

  • ZONETON - The girls at Zoneton Middle School celebrated who they are at a girls' only assembly to commemorate International Girls' Day.

    The special day designation was created by the Confidence Coalition, established by the Kappa Delta sorority in 2009 to encourage young women to stand up against peer pressure and stereotypes.

    Zoneton social studies teacher Nicole Henry and instructional coach Ondrea Smallwood hosted the event. The two instruct a Girl Power class at the school.