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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — While most college students are planning spring break trips or knee-deep in textbooks, Shepherdsville native Callie Wells has taken a slightly different route.

    With the help of the Kentucky Humane Society, Wells founded Callie’s Cats last July, an organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from kill shelters and the wild, nurturing them to health and provided necessary care until a forever home is found.

  •  A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  •  The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

    Here is a complete list of school level winners and categories. Each youth earned a Certificate of Recognition.

  •  The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, which is the oldest civic club in the county, recently made donations to two local organizations.

    Tammy Ott accepted a check for $1,437.50 for the renovation of Bowman’s Valley School. This doubles the club’s organization of the previous year.

    The club presented CASA of Bullitt County a check for $879.50. These funds were proceeds from the annual bake/talent auction held by the organization.

    Both organizations are very grateful for the continued support from the Woman’s Club.

  •  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.

  •  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 — 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.

  •  Bullitt County legislators will host a coffee and town hall with their constituents.

    The coffee and town hall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.

    It will be at the Mount Washington City Annex Building off Branham Way.

    Rep. James Tipton, Rep. Russell Webber, Rep. Dan Johnson and Sen. Dan Seum will be on hand.

    They will discuss the recent passage of legislation during the first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.