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Today's Features

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2014) A rising junior at one of Kentucky's public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the "Promote Your School" scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2014) Parts of two chapters of ‚"Getting In," the state's college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Megan Hatter was selected as the 2013 Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    PIP chairperson Thrissie Dohn presented a plaque to Hatter at a recent PIP meeting, stressing the important impact Hatter made on the organization.

    “When something needs to be done for PIP to prevent drug abuse in this community, she is always front and center, volunteering to do whatever she can,” Dohn said.

  •  On  Saturday, Feb. 1, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club held a Shop and Save at the Kroger in Shepherdsville.

    Items donated from Kroger customers, including cash donations, totaled $42,349.

    These funds and items will benefit the Center for Women and Families. This is a statewide initiative of the First Lady Jane Beshear.

    Trina Summers, Betty Jo Branham, volunteer Tacey and Peggy Parrish helped to set up the table.

    If you are interested in joining the Bullitt County Woman’s Club, call Linda at 543-2486.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - While pleased with some of the accomplishments the past three-plus years, Ruthie Ashbaugh believes more can be done.

    With that in mind, Ashbaugh has filed for a second term as First District magistrate on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will face a primary opponent in former magistrate Dennis Mitchell.

    “I love helping people,” said Ashbaugh, 67. “I just feel there is a lot more that I want to see done.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Alex Wimsatt loves the world of politics.

    And, he enjoys studying the government system.

    The former journalist and current assistant director of tourism for the county will make his first political run.

    Wimsatt will challenge Republican Russell Webber in the race for the redesigned 26th House of Representatives district.

    “I feel like I can be a voice in Frankfort,” said Wimsatt, who graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in journalism and political science.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For eight years of service on the Zoneton Fire Department, Joshua Riggle has seen how emergency services work.

    He’s been able to interact with law enforcement and medical personnel, as well as firefighters.

    Wanting to do even more to help people, Riggle has entered the race to become constable of the First District.

    Riggle will be one of the Democratic contenders in the May primary with the winner advancing to the general election in the fall.

    “I like to help people,” said Riggle, 31.

  •  Thanks to Wilma Lemons, the history of Nichols can be accessed via technology.

    She invested countless hours scanning documents and images to a digital format and converting files from 100 old 3½ inch floppy disks and old-format CD’s to modern format.

    Computer users can visit Ridgway Memorial Library or the Bullitt County History Museum in Shepherdsville to download her exhaustive efforts.

    During a ceremony at Nichols Elementary School last month, Lemons was awarded a special honor.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE--Even though he only started playing guitar at 14, Austin Whitely has always been an artist at heart. And it was gift that helped him battle through some of the darkest years of his life seven years ago.

    In 2007, Whitely’s brother, Dylan, died which led to his “downward spiral.” He dropped out of school, spent time in jail and overdosed on drugs 15 times.

  •  Each year, the Mount Washington Lioness Club hosts a special fund-raiser in honor of Valentine's Day. The annual Sweets for the Sweeties features home-baked goodies by local members of the community.

    The items are sold at the Peoples Bank Mount Washington offices.

    Last year's fund-raiser generated more than $1,200 to be used to help local organizations in the community throughout the year.