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Today's Features

  •  Students at Lebanon Junction Elementary recently had fun while learning about overcoming obstacles and making good decisions.

    George Halitzka brought the GRIT game show from Drama by George to the school.

    Students were given opportunities to select occupations that they may want to pursue as a career.

    For more information on the program, go to www.dramabygeorge.com.

    See more photos from the event here.

  •  At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.

  •  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.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — What started as a new playwriting class has led to one student having her play performed by the professionals.

    Senior Jordan Maloyed was selected as one of eight playwrights to have her 10-minute play “Not Another Cliché” performed as part of the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival in April.

  •  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 -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  •  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.