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Today's Features

  •  BROOKS - For many educators, a child’s learning can’t begin soon enough.

    At Brooks Elementary, they even prefer the children to be born learning.

    The school received a Born Learning Academy grant provided by Metro United Way and Toyota.

    According to MUW, almost half of the students entering kindergarten are at risk or behind in their educational preparedness. The program was designed, based on research, to help prepare both students and families.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of the past six years, Journey Christian Church has taken its entire Sunday offering on a particular week.

    That money has been called Give Sunday.

    Since its inception, the church members have contributed over $30,000, which has been given to local non-profit organizations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Saving the refrigerator box won’t just help a bored child build a rocket ship anymore: it can help bring awareness to homelessness. At least, that’s the idea behind Box City.

    “Our main goals were to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and to raise funds to aid Room in the Inn in our work with the homeless community,” said Pam Rogers, co-organizer of Heart of my City, said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  •  BARDSTOWN JUNCTION - Co-owners Paula Blankenship and Craig Cameron painted their way into a corner and then into their current business.

    The founders and owners of Heirloom Traditions have purchased and renovated the site of the former Grace Memorial Baptist Church along Highway 61 near Chapeze Lane. The business relocated from  rental facility in Prospect.

    “We had to move in while we were remodeling,” Blankenship said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — One annual event is sure to be a catch every time.

    The 12th annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show, presented by Derby City Fly Fishers, took place recently at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Fly fishing clubs from around the area, reaching as far as Cincinnati and Evansville, set up tables to meet with other groups.

    Kids were able to design their own jigs with the help of Derby City volunteers while parents shopped, talked to other fishermen and women and even practiced their fly casts.

  •  The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their 19th annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Heart décor in the stores doesn’t just mean it’s time for Valentine’s Day.

    Ten years ago, the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon began with 26 people coming to a lunch and learn. Last year, the event sold out of all 300 tickets.

  •  Bullitt County legislators will host a coffee and town hall with their constituents.

    The coffee and town hall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.

    It will be at the Mount Washington City Annex Building off Branham Way.

    Rep. James Tipton, Rep. Russell Webber, Rep. Dan Johnson and Sen. Dan Seum will be on hand.

    They will discuss the recent passage of legislation during the first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.