Today's Features

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local church foundation believes it has the key to relieving the burdens of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    Heart of My City, a Christian ministry led by pastor Carl Rogers, started a program locally known as Room in the Inn, based on similar programs implemented in other locations to assist the homeless.

    The Room in the Inn concept is a conglomeration of local churches taking turns in hosting overnight stays for homeless individuals and families, with meals provided.

  •  Author Gary P. West has included a local business in his latest book, Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky.

    Shack in the Back BBQ, which has a restaurant in Fairdale, is one of the destination placed listed in West’s new book, published by Acclaim Press.

    West will be at the restaurant on Mount Holly Road in Fairdale on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. He will be there to sign copies of the book.

    All are invited.

    The restaurant is owned by Barbara and Mike Sivells.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On October 17 at First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, members were beaming with smiling, joyful faces at the 3rd Annual Health Fair.

    A great big “THANK YOU” to FBC 48 volunteers and 15 other volunteers providing information and health testing.

    Everyone worked tirelessly for such a successful day.

    There were 142 food boxes distributed, 68 participants cleaned out the clothes closet and 180 lunches were served to our guests and volunteers.

  •  SPRINGFIELD - St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office.

    Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  •  Employees at Peoples Bank Mount Washington weren’t mixed up on their attire by accident recently.

    The employees at the main office and at the branch took part in a fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

    The mismatched day may have caught customers off guard but it provided a great, fun way to raise money in the battle to fight cancer.

    Gail Williams was the winner and she was presented a gift card by Teresa Flynn, an employee who is also a cancer survivor.

  •  LOUISVILLE - The folk-rock band Bridge 19 releases its new album, Riding on a Wire, and celebrates with a Louisville release party on Nov. 7.

    A finalist for a 2015 Louisville Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year (winner announced on Nov. 5), Bridge 19 is Audrey Cecil (guitars, vocals), Amanda Lucas (guitars, vocals, percussion), who are founding members and songwriters. 

  •  The city of Shepherdsville will host its annual Light Up Shepherdsville holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 4.

    The event will begin with the Christmas Parade, starting at 7 p.m. at the First Street Park.

    The parade will go down Buckman Street to Adam Shepherd Parkway to Conestoga Parkway with the final destination at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The inside of the government center will be decorated in full Christmas pageantry.

    There will be carriage rides, refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- It was a celebration. But it was also the beginning of the next phase in the life of the Bowman Valley School.

    The first phase into its restoration has been accomplished -- it has been saved.

    But the next quest will involve securing a lot of funding to make it the historical and educational piece many envision.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Old Mill Elementary has had an unofficial name change in support of their new educational strategy.

    Old Mill Academy, as principal Les McIntosh called it, recently introduced their “Creating Koalified Leaders” method to parents and community members.

    The program stems from the Franklin Covey program called “The Leader in Me”.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The land developed as a business industrial park is about to become the Field of Dreams.

    A new multi-million dollar sports complex is in its final planning stages.

    According to Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong, the idea of the project had been tossed around for six or seven years.

    “We were overloading our current park and we were very limited on what we could offer,” he said.