Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  •  CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fashion, food and fitness. That’s what the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon is all about.

    Back for its eleventh year, residents and friends of Bullitt County are invited to learn how to give their heart its best life.

    “We all know somebody who has had a heart attack, a stroke or suffered from other heart issues,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire said. 

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Serving the past decade as the field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, Steve Miller was honored Thursday as he announced his retirement at the end of the month.

    Miller was honored with stories from Bullitt Countians he has gotten to know over the years.

    Kylie Foushee was introduced as the county’s new field representative.

  •  A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  •   A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Flowers are normally sent during a time of mourning to comfort those who have lost a loved one. Unfortunately for those with pets, the grieving process isn’t quite the same.

    Hoping to help those who have lost their pets, Mount Washington Girl Scouts Makayla Stone and Alexis Sink set out to build a flower garden at Pet Haven Cemetery in Shepherdsville.

    The garden idea came as the friends brainstormed projects to help them earn their Silver Award, a requirement for middle-school aged scouts.

  •  Troy Beam, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist Commission, has been elected 2018 president of the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (KACVB). 

    Beam took office at the Dec. 13 meeting in Richmond.

    KACVB is a not-for-profit organization that meets quarterly throughout the commonwealth.