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Today's Features

  •  HILLVIEW -- Kentucky has the seventh worst health status in the nation, according to United Health Foundation. While diabetes and disabilities have risen throughout the state, physical exercise and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption have declined.

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is hoping to change those staggering statistics, Bullitt County Community Organizer Megan Ray said.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv.

    The lecture takes place from 7-8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater.

    Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature.

  •  There was no way to avoid the rain, but the Bullitt Blast Dash 5K went on anyway under the sponsorship of the Bullitt County YMCA.

    The race/run/walk has become an annual Fourth of July event in Shepherdsville and there was a large turnout despite the inclement weather.

    Some of the runners took the event more seriously than others, but everyone had a good time.

     

  •     LOS ANGELES - Amy McCorkle has come a long way - from rock bottom to success - and has experienced various accolades telling her story.
        The Bullitt County resident, who has battled bipolar disorder, is appearing in the limelight thanks to her work, which includes her own personal trek from breakdown to recovery.

  •     When an opportunity came about to share her love for animals with her own medical practice, Dr. Melissa Hendricks gladly took hold of the reins.
        Hendricks began working at the Hillview Animal Hospital and Clinic with Dr. B.J. Cash as a technician, before going to Tuskegee University in Alabama for her veterinary degree.
        In 2006, Hendricks was working for another doctor when she received a call from Cash telling her he was selling the practice and wondered if she would be interested in taking it over.

  •          MOUNT WASHINGTON— Buyers, designers and HGTV lovers take note: Homerama kicks off in Bullitt County for the first time ever this Saturday.
        The two-week event, located in the River Crest subdivision behind Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, features nine homes built with the newest and most popular housing designs. Curious minds are able to walk the homes and see for themselves what Bullitt County has to offer.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After eight years, Vivian Adams is stepping down as president of the Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613. According to Adams, her doctors made the recommendation for her health and it was not an easy decision to make.

    The Mount Washington AARP is the largest in the state, with an average of 76 members in attendance at the monthly meetings. The organization donates thousands a year to help the community.

    At this moment, there is no new president lined up.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON—The rain didn’t stop a crowd of art enthusiasts from visiting Citizens Union Bank in Mount Washington for the annual Bullitt County Arts Council Visual Artists All Members Show.

    This year marked five years that CUB bank has hosted the show, which Bullitt County Visual Arts Council co-chair La Verne Arkenburg said is unusual for any art program to have.

    “We’re very happy and we certainly don’t want to turn it loose,” she said.

  •  HILLVIEW - The summer solstice annually brings the most daylight to the Earth.

    The Bullitt County Health Department recognizes that opportunity as the most time each year to go outside and play.

    The 2016 Longest Day of Play event was hosted at the Little Flock Community Center.

    Patrons had an opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities and sports, such as soccer, Frisbee, nine-square, cornhole and more.

  •  FORT KNOX—What should have been a day celebrating her son’s 32nd birthday was instead a day spent by Becky Johnson dedicated to helping Gold Star Mothers continue their lives after losing a loved one to war.

    Staff sergeant Gary “Lee” Woods, Jr. was 24 years old when his Humvee was hit by a truck loaded with explosives in Iraq in 2008.