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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest invites guests to connect, literally, with the Earth at this year’s CONNECT at Bernheim.

    It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6:26-10:26 p.m. for the annual summer celebration that showcases all that is possible when Art, Science and Nature intersect.

    New this year -- the Mud Play Zone.

    Wear your getting down and dirty clothes and bring an extra towel along for the ride home.

    As in years past, Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous art displays and demonstrations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County 4-H program hosted a Super Star Chef Camp, a program through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

    The camp promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed Connection, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  •  CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening.

    Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall.

    A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Many recognize the Lions Club as the Knights of Sight, but the Mount Washington Lions Club has evolved into so much more.

    This year the club documented more than 2,650 service hours and donated more than $20,000 to the community.

    And while this is a great feat, they are still striving to be better.

    Mike Frye, secretary of the club, said it set a special goal this year to be more involved with the schools and community.

    “To give money is often easy, but to give time never is,” he said.

  •   The Seven Wonders, a robotics team from Bullitt County, participated in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

    FLL consists of three components: the robot, the project, and vital core values. 

    Participants, ages nine through 14, solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and make positive contributions to society. Core values are guidelines that help teams develop cooperation skills. If you would like to know more about FIRST Lego League, please visit their website at www.firstlegoleague.org.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The beaver population in Mount Washington has caused local homes to suffer.

    Kay Stansberry, who has lived in her house across from the Woodlake subdivision in Mount Washington for six years, has had two trees knocked over by beavers in the past month.

    Her husband first noticed the smaller trees deeper in their land had been chewed on, but didn’t see any harm until a pear tree went down. A few weeks later, a cherry tree closer to the couple’s house was targeted.

  •  The Mount Washington Lions Club presents another check to the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    The local club has made a habit to annually support the organization that provides assistance and guidance to children who are in the court system.

    CASA salutes the Mount Washington Lions Club for its continued assistance.

  •  The Shepherdsville Elementary School community will get a good look at a resource bus during an unveiling Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center (BCPS central office).

    The vehicle is loaded with books, literacy kits and equipped with a Wi-Fi “hot spot” for technology. It is part of an assistance plan implemented at Shepherdsville Elementary.

  •  When the Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its July meeting, there was plenty of explosive excitement.

    From fancy July 4 attire to some dancing in St. Francis Xavier to some singing by Jonathan Rideout, it was a festive time.

    The local AARP chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. Francis.