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Today's Features

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON — His ultimate goal was to be the sheriff of Bullitt County.

    Mike Cook didn’t exactly know the timetable but he knew that was his dream job.

    In May, Cook will be one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for sheriff in the May primary.

    “I have a passion to address the needs of the people of this county,” said Cook, who is currently chief deputy under sheriff Donnie Tinnell. “I want to do whatever is possible to make sure people are safe in their homes and businesses.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Tom Huff is not looking to become a career politician.

    Instead, he wants a two-year term and see what he can do as state representative of the 49th District.

    Huff has filed to run for the Republican nomination to the state House seat. The primary winner will face Democratic nominee Linda Belcher in the fall.

    A businessman for over 37 years in the community, Huff said he thought about running for the office for some time.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  •  CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fashion, food and fitness. That’s what the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon is all about.

    Back for its eleventh year, residents and friends of Bullitt County are invited to learn how to give their heart its best life.

    “We all know somebody who has had a heart attack, a stroke or suffered from other heart issues,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire said. 

  •  A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.