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Today's Features

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - A woman living on the old family farm found an heirloom no one had ever seen there before.

    Wanda Crump grew an Early Triumph white heirloom sweet potato in her garden that weighed 9.25 pounds.

    “I think it looks like a funky pumpkin,” she said.

    Three more of the potatoes weighed in at a combined 7.75 pounds.

    Crump found the Early Triumph potatoes through a friend, Judy Johnson. According to Crump, Johnson’s mother, Nevil, grew the potatoes at her home in Pike County.

  •  The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 will host a Veterans Day Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This “red carpet” evening will begin with a Veterans Day tribute at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem. After dinner, the evening will continue with John Wigginton and Allen Peavler providing musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Frank Hatfield was never one to like a lot of publicity for himself.

    He was always more worried about placing the focus on the students and ways to improve their educational opportunities.

    But, on Saturday, it was Frank Hatfield’s day.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed recently that the central office should now be known as the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Shepherdsville’s native sons, and a respected member of the Bullitt County Public Schools community, returns home to help educate his fellow residents.

    Lee Barger was named principal of Bullitt Lick Middle School, replacing Robert Fulk, who left at the beginning of the school year to fill the principal position at North Bullitt High School.

    The Bullitt Lick hiring brings Barger full circle on the educational level. He grew up attending Roby Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School, graduating from Bullitt Central.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hold on to your veils ladies, bridal show has just gone to a whole new level.

    Want in on the fun?

    The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will be hosting a Bridal Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.

    The event will begin at Especially You Events at 226 Old Preston Highway. 

    Brides will be given their first clue and then will visit about 12 other locations in Bullitt County to receive stamps, said Conference Centre executive director Vicki Downing. 

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - In an attempt to get at the root causes of domestic violence, it's never too early to learn.

    Some children may experience domestic violence through parents or even from bullies their own age.

    Representatives from The Center for Women and Families teamed with Hebron Middle School to offer a program, "Step In and Speak Up," discussing tell-tale signs and prevention methods.

  • CLERMONT - It's Bernheim Middle School's turn to get bitten by the acting bug.

    Bernheim eighth grade students participated in a field trip to Actors Theatre in Louisville, where they witnessed an early performances of the popular play, "Dracula."

    Prior to the event, Actors Theatre sent out one of their "experts" to educate students on the play, the story, and how the actors and stage crew bring it all to life - or death in some cases.

  • HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department keeps its wheels spinning when it comes to offering community activities.

    The latest edition to the city shows why the department is on a roll.

    Hillview officially opened its new skate park, located next to the police department outside of the Hillview Government Center.

    An official grand opening and ribbon cutting was hosted by the city and the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

  •  For the second time, Shepherdsville Elementary School has been selected to participate in Kentucky’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Over 500 students will enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as a healthy afternoon snack during the 2014-2015 school year. The program is supported by about $20,000 in grant funds.

  •  On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the 1964 graduates of Mount Washington High School celebrated their 50th-year class reunion by gathering in Louisville at the quaint Italian restaurant, Anselmo’s, for a night of renewing friendships, reminiscing, a lot of laughter, a wonderful meal and sharing friendships.

    The group graduated with a total of 40 in their class and have lost three to death. Twenty from the class were in attendance for the reunion, some with their spouses.