Today's Features

  •  FRANKFORT -- Seventeen students from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  •  The CASA Board of Directors and staff were recently honored to present Board member, Tom Kelly with an “Outstanding Community Service’ award.  

    Tom has spent the past 57 years in the printing industry with three different companies and the last 33 years have been with Publishers Printing, right here in Shepherdsville.  He has represented Publishers and Bullitt County at the state, regional and local levels in a wide variety of educational, career and workplace readiness issues.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes a student will tell you their favorite class is lunch. Sometimes the parents agree.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Lunch and Learn event for 6th grade parents as a way to learn about the school and share family time.

    Parents were invited to attend a 9:30 a.m. meeting in the school library, followed by free lunch in the cafeteria with their child.

    The event was designed to provide parents with homework strategies, as well as introducing them to school programs and answering informational questions.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON -- If you ask an elementary student what their teacher did before they became an educator, most would laugh and tell you their teacher has always been a teacher.

    Chances are, they would never guess that their teacher used to work for the department of corrections.

    For Old Mill Elementary’s Jamie Strang, that might be a good thing.

  •   The North Bullitt JROTC held its annual observance of the 9-11 attack on freedom.

    The program included the raising and lowering to half-staff of the flag outside Hebron Middle School. It also included a touching speech, the playing of Taps and a release of doves by Shoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home.

    Students from both North Bullitt and Hebron watched the ceremony, which included the singing of the National Anthem by the Hebron choir.

    Zoneton VFD participated as well.

  •  Six individuals were remembered during a recent rally to stop drug overdoses.

    Those highlighted were recent victims to the illness that fuels drug overdoses, especially heroin.

    The Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County organization sponsored the event. It hosts walks and other activities throughout the community to raise awareness.

  •   BARDSTOWN -- In a world of dying farms and dying families, one Bardstown couple hopes to bring the closeness back with their first full-length feature film “The Old Winter.”

    “The Old Winter” is a historically based drama that sheds a light on the disappearance of small farms by following Asa Bodine as he returns to his inherited Kentucky farmland 40 years after he left during the Depression.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to a local organization’s efforts in promoting heathy lifestyle choices, Bullitt Countians can continue to strive for better health.

    For five years the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has funded a rural diabetes coalition in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby Counties with a $2.5 million grant provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    Grant funding provided educational tools, civic events and moral support to county residents hoping to handle, or even avoid, diabetes.

  •  BROOKS -- The days of June Cleaver may have been replaced with Real Housewives, but that doesn’t mean everyone has forgotten what it takes to run a good home.

    Reba Mills, 86, definitely hasn’t forgotten and works to ensure the community stays educated through the Bullitt County Extension Homemaker Association (BCEHA).

    Mary Evelyn Farmer hosted her first meeting in Brooks in 1947, which would become the BCEHA.

    Farmer was the one who first told Mills, a housewife with two sons, about the Homemakers in the ‘50s.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Lick Middle’s eighth-grade science teacher Kayla Alcorn has teaching in her blood.

    “I am the daughter of a teacher,” Alcorn said. “I’ve been around education my whole life so I think that makes me a little more comfortable with it being my first year.”

    Alcorn attended the University of Kentucky with a pre-dental mindset before deciding a teaching career was better suited for her.