Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Lick Middle’s eighth-grade science teacher Kayla Alcorn has teaching in her blood.

    “I am the daughter of a teacher,” Alcorn said. “I’ve been around education my whole life so I think that makes me a little more comfortable with it being my first year.”

    Alcorn attended the University of Kentucky with a pre-dental mindset before deciding a teaching career was better suited for her.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The city of Mount Washington is about to get a whole lot healthier and the White House has taken notice!

    Councilmember Alice Harris has been invited to the White House in September after applying for the “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties” (LMCTC) program.

    The LMCTC initiative grew out of the Let’s Move! program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to help encourage healthy and active lifestyles for children across America so that those children can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.

  •  Gwinn Hahn was recently honored by the Kentucky Retired Teaches Association District Five as its volunteer of the year.

    The majority of her volunteer hours were devoted to the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse Project.

    She gave an update of the progress to save and renovate the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is now located next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Hahn is presented with her award by Fifth District president Allen Schuler. Both educators retired from Bullitt Central High School.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- While on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake, Mount Washington resident David Sullivan won with a prize larger than the bluegill he was fishing for: an all-expense paid Elk Hunt.

    “He never buys anything like this because he never wins,” David’s wife, Vivian, said. “He just got lucky this time. It took him 70 years.”

    A single $10 raffle ticket bought Sullivan the winning ticket for the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After his first year teaching in Henry County, Bullitt Central High School freshman math teacher Liam Corley wanted a larger challenge. 

    “It wasn’t the perfect fit for me,” he said. “As of right now, I think I’ve found it.”

    A native of Chicago, Corley went to a school similar to Bullitt Central in size and school spirit, but the city community was a different than the country-style of Bullitt County schools.

    Corley left Chicago to study at the University of Louisville.

  •  Over 100 vehicles came to the Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday to show off their classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

    They also came with a purpose - to help raise money for the restoration of the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    Today’s Kids in Shepherdsville sponsored the car show in an effort to generate funds to complete the restoration of the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is presently located next to the board of education office on Highway 44 East.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Elementary is working to prepare girls with added confidence and a positive self-image before they head to middle school with the Girls on the Run program.

    The program focuses on encouraging girls in grades 3-5 to find their inner strength by providing them with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices, according to counselor Lauren Manion.

    This is the second year Crossroads has hosted it.

  •  FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville has been chosen to attend the prestigious National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL) Annual Conference this September in Oklahoma City.

    Belcher received an invitation and scholarship to attend the conference designed to encourage networking and the building of alliances among elected women and issue experts.

    More than 150 elected women from across the United States are expected to attend the conference.

  •  Orange you glad to be back at school again?

    Hebron Middle School hosted a Back to School Bash for students and their families, as well as teachers and staff who all attended wearing their orange Hebron attire.

    Cornhole, bouncies and a DJ were all part of the outdoor fun, while a book fair was established in the school’s lobby.

    Concessions were provided courtesy of the Hebron PTSA.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you think of having a “healthy” community, what comes to mind?

    Is it safety? Or maybe it could be quality of life?

    Does physical and mental well-being describe your definition of health?

    Maybe access, happiness or spiritual health fits that definition?

    Whatever your definition, it will play an important role in the five-year community assessment currently underway through the Bullitt County Health Department.