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Today's Features

  •  Spring break is just around the corner. While it has been only three month since the Smoky Mountain wildfires – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are ready to welcome you back to their community. 

    Gatlinburg is as “Smoky Mountain Strong” and poised to host you as they have ever been. 

  •  HILLVIEW — Knowing where to go in a drug abuse situation could be the matter of life or death.

    Unfortunately, little information is available to the public on where to go. That’s why the Partners of the Bullitt County 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Substance Abuse Workgroup, in correlation with the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention substance abuse prevention coalition and the Access to Care Workgroup, have coordinated a public forum to invite community members and law enforcement to learn the jargon and the resources available.

  •  AUSTRIA -- When the final leg of the of the torch run is conducted at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, March 18, a special local touch will be present.

    Trevor Ford, a deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, will be one of the 88 law enforcement members who are part of this special ceremony in Austria.

    As a member of the Final Leg team, Ford and fellow law enforcement members will carry the torch through 45 cities to honor the Special Olympic spirit.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Although it may be true that the building doesn’t make the church, there is nothing that says the building can’t inspire the church.

    Jim Hatfield is a 70-year-old, lifelong member of the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was baptized there, married there, held his wife’s funeral there and, when the time comes, will have his own funeral there.

    So it comes as no surprise that the building, or rather the stained glass windows that line the walls of the building, holds a special meaning to him.

  •  CLERMONT – Signs of spring are everywhere this month at Bernheim, and with it comes a program for everyone. 

    From ECO Kids Discovery Days to Bernheim at Night events to Smart Gardens & Landscapes workshops, visitors can celebrate the first signs of spring in a variety of ways.

    Events and programming for all ages throughout the month of March are listed below. 

     

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  •  Daylight Savings Time will officially begin on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

    At that time, clocks will officially move ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

    Don't forget to set all of your clocks forward one hour this weekend. Also, Daylight Savings is also a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms.

    The Red Cross encourages the smoke alarm battery check practice, as well as practicing home evacuation plans, safety procedures, and preparing emergency kits during all Daylight Savings changes.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Lions are wounded, but they aren’t dead yet.

    The Shepherdsville Lions Club has made a recent push for new membership to maintain one of the county’s longest-standing service organizations that has assisted the community for 72 years.

    In recent years membership has fallen off and current members are aging and feeling burnt out. However, they are still willing to help others who are willing to take over the operations.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - While U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie was in town to visit the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, he took time to also visit fifth grade students at nearby Roby Elementary.

    With students deep into Civics studies at this time of year, Guthrie primarily discussed the history and functions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

    Following a question/answer session, students received a free booklet featuring the United States Constitution.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hey kids! It’s time for Bullitt County’s funnest, happiest, most enjoyable free event!

    The annual KidsFest, sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, will take place Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Over 50 local businesses and organizations will host booths and tables featuring fun activities, information and a chance to win door prizes valued at $50 or more.

  •   Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs.

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. 

    This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. 

    Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.