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Today's Features

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Injured squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and bats have a new home in Mount Washington.
        Started in 2009, Second Chances Wildlife Center is a 501c3 clinic whose mission is to conserve wildlife through rehabilitation and education.
        “More and more, as animals are losing their habitats, they’re forced to come in closer and closer to humans,” founder Brigette Williams said, adding that 90 percent of what the organization gets in is due to human encroachment.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  •     The 2016-2017 school year began with special honors for one elementary school music teacher.
        Stacey Stults was named District V Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA). She has taught music for 16 year investing time at Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools before joining the Shepherdsville Elementary School staff when the doors opened in 2005.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- At some time during his year of service in Vietnam, Lance Cpl. Raymond Spalding lost his dog tags.

    After serving six years in the U.S. Marine Corp, the qualified sharpshooter would return home to Louisville.

    Without his dog tags.

    Life would go on for Spalding as he would marry his longtime sweetheart, Teresa. He would work at Ford Motor Company for over 30 years and would be a member of the United Auto Workers 862.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Leaves falling in Mount Washington means it’s time for the annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Club.

    This year’s festival will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 16-17.

    On Friday night, a car cruise-in will take place in the First Baptist Church’s parking lot. On Saturday, that cruise-in becomes a full-fledged car show, hosted by the Mountain City Cruisers.

  •  The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    Contestants must be 15 years old but not have reached 19 years of age by Jan. 1, 2017.

    They must be a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and must submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years.

    The two areas of competition are a personal interview (behind closed doors) and a two-minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau (this is in front of the audience).

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim Forest will be abuzz with programs and events throughout September, including the annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    BugFest, Bernheim’s celebration of insects and their relatives, welcomes families to meet multi-legged creatures, go on insect safaris and taste chocolate-covered crickets. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite bugs for the Bug Parade and dance the buggy boogie.

    Fall Plant Sale