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Today's Features

  •   NICHOLS— It’s rare to find a place where guns are openly welcome these days but, at the biannual gun show at Knob Creek Gun Range, guns are the center of attention.

    Travelers from around the country journeyed to the range to experience America’s largest machine gun shoot and military gun show.

    Every hour, participants lined up for the opportunity to shoot a variety of machine guns at barrels and old cars. Shooters raced the clock to finish obstacle courses involving rolling targets, flying objects and odd spaces.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers always have wonderful ideas that may be outside the box.

    And, many times, they are definitely outside the budget.

    Since 2011, the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education has been rewarding educators who have special ideas that may not be funded in the budget.

    During the past five funding cycles, the private organization has given grant money totaling over $57,000 to Bullitt County educators.

    The main fund-raiser for the group has always been held during the Derby season.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will host this year’s Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout fund-raising dinner on Tuesday, April 12.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs will serve as keynote speaker.

    The leadership team of John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder are recruiting a strong campaign team as they aim for the event’s $32,000 goal. 

    The annual dinner will offer a social hour and silent auction for the over 150 business leaders anticipated to attend. 

  •  U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited local schools and brought his discussion on the U.S. government.

    Among the schools he visited on the latest trip was Zoneton and Eastside Middle and Cedar Grove Elementary.

    Normally Guthrie visits elementary classes but he had a special invitation to visit the middle school.

    Cierra Williams, an eighth grader at Zoneton, wrote to Guthrie several months ago and asked him to share his experience as a congressman. Students were able to listen and then ask questions.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.

  •  Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

    Dr. Henry is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  •  CLERMONT -- The celebration of trees continues through July at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    But there are also a lot of other spring activities.

    Discovery Stations

    Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of plant, animal, and nature activities will be set up daily during Spring Break between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center for families to explore at their leisure and at no cost.

    Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists will also be on hand to help bring each Discovery Station to life!

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary archery team has enjoyed recent success, much of it since Nevaeh Tiller decided to lend a hand.

    The fifth grader recently earned the team’s highest score, 259, to help lead SES to its first-ever archery victory at the St. Gabriel Tournament in Louisville.

    The score matched her older step-brother’s career high mark. And she did it all with one hand…literally!