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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The boxes are going up and the need is hopefully going down.

    Minister Rob Burkett, representing the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, placed two more Shepherdsville Pantry community food boxes at the Shepherdsville Elementary and Nichols Elementary school campuses.

    The church placed its original box in front of its own facility, a 3’x3’ red box designed as a temporary outdoor food pantry. The idea is for people to conveniently donate non-perishable items or to take items as needed.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The building may be new but the memories were still present during the Mount Washington Elementary Community Open House on Sunday.

    Former teachers, administration, students and neighbors made their way out to the newly renovated school to walk through the new hallways and remember how far the school has come.

    Major changes to the school includes the new hardwood floor gym with bleachers, an expanded cafeteria, a more secluded library and computer lab, an office suite and, most noticeable, four walls and a door for every classroom.

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim Middle School is hosting a reformation of sorts for its students.

    The BMS Renaissance Rally is a school-wide celebration focusing on student success.

    “It is all about the culture and climate of our school and getting our students excited about being successful at school,” said BMS Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

    The event is similar to a school pep rally but with the emphasis on recognizing academic achievements and good character.

  •  Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

    We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

    There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

  •  Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury handed out awards to the winners for best floats in this year’s Shepherdsville Christmas Parade.

    Pastor Ron Lasley accepted for Beech Grove Baptist Church for having the best float among the churches.

    Jimmy Lawson and Hardy-Close Funeral Home accepted the honor for the best small business.

    Vicki Downing accepted for Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, which won the best float for the larger business division.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—In the land of milk and honey, there are students who go home with a little something extra in their backpacks on Friday: food for the weekend.

    The Blessings in a Backpack program works to provide breakfast and lunch for the weekend to students whose families need a little more help in the grocery department.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public Schools students received an opportunity to branch out and come out of their shells thanks to a new STEM challenge at the 2017 District Science Fair.

    The district hosted its first district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge at Hebron Middle School for teams of students from BCPS middle and high schools.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

  • The Shepherdsville Santa program assisted over 114 families during the holiday season.

    Volunteers helped to prepare the food baskets. And local businesses assisted with making sure there were funds to provide the items to place in the food and toy baskets.

    A car show each fall is a major fund-raiser for the giveaway.

    This is the fifth year for Shepherdsville Santa.