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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - If anyone could deliver the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh at Christmastime, it could be a bank.

    First Harrison Bank made a different kind of Christmas gift in horn of the season, donating 500 pounds of frozen turkeys to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    Founded earlier in the year, HOPE was organized to assist area residents and homeless citizens in dire straits. The group offers food and meals, clothing and various life supplies. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School sixth graders have a reason to smile thanks to a little help from their friends in the Making Smiles Happen Oral Health Surveillance Initiative.

    Making Smiles Happen, co-sponsored by Delta Dental, Kentucky Youth Advocates and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, is a statewide project hoping to collect vital dental data to better understand and improve health.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the past 18 years, kids have dreamed about going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They grew up wondering how butterbeer tastes, what it’d be like to travel through fireplaces and whether they’d be in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin houses. 

    For the past three years, Bullitt East High has brought the magic of the Houses program to the school.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  •  AARP presented their required annual “State of the Chapter” meeting a little differently this year.

    Between folk-song classics and spontaneous dance numbers, the officers summed up their past year:

    In January, the group moved their monthly meetings from to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church after outgrowing the Ralph Lutes Senior Center, their previous home of over 20 years.

    During tax season, the members donated lunches to the Tax Aide Volunteers, something they plan to do again this season.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Home Product Expo presented by L&N Federal Credit Union will take place at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Jan. 30-31, bringing the region’s home building and remodeling professionals to Bullitt County and jumpstarting the home improvement season.

  •  An opportunity for parents/guardians to engage with the Bullitt County community begins Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. with the first Bullitt Central High School Town Hall meeting in the auditorium.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hillview resident Gwinn Taylor was at rock bottom.

    “I had lost my kids to CPS,” she said. “I pled guilty to neglect charges, which I had earned. I was an IV heroin user. I was on the street selling my body. I needed help.”

    After arriving at the county clerk’s office “high as a kite,” she was put in front of Circuit Judge Elise Spainhour.

    Spainhour introduced Taylor to the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program.

  • Throughout January 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bullitt County public school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  •  The Fox Chase City Council decided to help the city of Hillview play Santa Claus this holiday season.

    The council approved a request by mayor Owen Taylor to present a $200 check to the Hillview Recreation Department toward its annual Operation Santa program.

    Terry Bohannon, recreation director and Operation Santa coordinator, was in attendance at the Fox Chase December meeting to receive the check.

    “Pound for pound, (Bohannon) does more to help people than anyone in Bullitt County,” Taylor said.