Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION — A trucker’s life is full of movement: living a life on the road can make finding stability difficult and trying to find a regular church to attend can seem impossible.

    That’s where Truckstop Ministries comes into play.

    Created in 1981 by a retired truck driver, Truckstop Ministries is designed to give the on-the-go lifestyle of a truck driver a bit of consistency no matter which city they find themselves in on any given Sunday.

  •  NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  •  Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  •  Just in time for the holiday season, a host of angels arrived in Shepherdsville during a painting night at the community center.

    Hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council, teacher Cindy Rayhill, as well as Patsy Karr, Debbie Karr Shaw, LaVerne Arkenberg and Monica Rixman, guided over 20 local residents to explore their creative side and paint their own autumn-inspired angel. Each painter experimented with different colors and preferences, adding their own spin to each piece. The result was a host of colorful angels, each as unique as the painter.

  •  Winter has already sent cold weather to the county but on Friday it sent a little snow.

    While city, county and state workers were clearing streets on Saturday, it was a time for some sledding at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Bullitt County Public Schools closed on Friday and again on Tuesday due to the severe weather (Monday was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

    The cold snap will continue throughout the week, with temperatures in the single digits mid-week, accompanied by wind chills below zero.