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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.

    SCOTT WANTLAND

    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.

  •  A look at the three candidates running for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the general election on Nov. 4.

    DEPP RASNER

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being Bullitt County Judge/Executive is a lot like being a coach of a team.

    And Depp Rasner believes that it is time to change the head coach in Bullitt County government.

    Running on the Independent ticket, Rasner will challenge incumbent Melanie Roberts and Democratic nominee Tony Thompson next week for the county’s top position.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stephaine Raymond is 30 years old and a cancer survivor. 

    But not the kind we typically hear about.

    The resident of eastern Bullitt County was diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer two years ago.

    “Most young women think they can’t get it because it’s usually found in women 55 and older, but a lot of younger women are getting it now,” she said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Men and women gathered at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for a night of “celebration and education.”

    This was the third year for Think Pink‚ sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kentucky Cancer Program and Cooperative Extension Office.

    Guests had a chance to chat, visit booths and sample some appetizers before listening to speakers.

  • FERN CREEK--Fern Creek resident Nick O'Bryan's new painting on his garage has been getting him a lot of attention on Brentlinger Lane.

    "People come by waving and blowing their horns when they see the painting," he said.

    A longtime Louisville fan, O'Bryan said the idea just came to him one day and he asked his friend Kenny Lanham to paint it.

    He said it took a couple of  days and it still needs a few more touch-ups, but he's satisfied with the end result.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School student Morgyn Parrett mixed in a little purple with this year's Red Ribbon Week.

    While the red ribbon represents drug and alcohol awareness and prevention, the purple ribbon serves as a symbol of domestic violence awareness.

    Morgyn sold purple ribbons at lunch during Red Ribbon Week, with proceeds going to the Center for Women and Families Shepherdsville shelter house.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - A woman living on the old family farm found an heirloom no one had ever seen there before.

    Wanda Crump grew an Early Triumph white heirloom sweet potato in her garden that weighed 9.25 pounds.

    “I think it looks like a funky pumpkin,” she said.

    Three more of the potatoes weighed in at a combined 7.75 pounds.

    Crump found the Early Triumph potatoes through a friend, Judy Johnson. According to Crump, Johnson’s mother, Nevil, grew the potatoes at her home in Pike County.

  •  The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 will host a Veterans Day Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This “red carpet” evening will begin with a Veterans Day tribute at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem. After dinner, the evening will continue with John Wigginton and Allen Peavler providing musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Frank Hatfield was never one to like a lot of publicity for himself.

    He was always more worried about placing the focus on the students and ways to improve their educational opportunities.

    But, on Saturday, it was Frank Hatfield’s day.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed recently that the central office should now be known as the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Shepherdsville’s native sons, and a respected member of the Bullitt County Public Schools community, returns home to help educate his fellow residents.

    Lee Barger was named principal of Bullitt Lick Middle School, replacing Robert Fulk, who left at the beginning of the school year to fill the principal position at North Bullitt High School.

    The Bullitt Lick hiring brings Barger full circle on the educational level. He grew up attending Roby Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School, graduating from Bullitt Central.