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Today's Features

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- “I would be dead.”

    Richard Jesse is sure that if his life continued on the path it was taking, he would have been dead by now.

    The Jefferson County native had been in and out of jail since the age of 17. Alcohol and drugs had consumed his life.

    It wasn’t as if Jesse hadn’t tried to seek help. He’d been to various treatment facilities.

    “I knew I needed help,” said Jesse.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final curtain may soon fall on the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    Donna Burke, president of the council and a member of the Shepherdsville City Council, said that there is consideration to disband the organization.

    The dwindling number of people interested in keeping the group going is a major factor, said Burke.

    A meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Dance with Steve and Donna, located on Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

  •  Tony Mouser was serving on a grand jury in Florida.

    The case involved a 34-year-old man doing improper things to a 10-year-old girl.

    Thanks to the work of a CASA volunteer, the man was ultimately proven guilty.

    That respect for the work of people like CASA workers to keep children safe led him to make a major personal contribution.

    Mouser recently presented the Bullitt County CASA program with a check for $25,000.

  •  Students from the Bullitt Central JROTC and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 in Shepherdsville gathered on Friday at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington to put out flags for Memorial Day holiday. Hundreds of flags were placed at the cemetery, which hosted its annual observance on Sunday.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • HEBRON ESTATES - The Relay for Life has had to adapt in recent years with a number of changes to the annual community event.

    This included a move from the new North Bullitt High School track, which could not be implemented. A makeshift track did the trick in the back of the North Bullitt parking lot, with some folks actually enjoying the condensed version.

    Like the event itself, cancer survivors and their caregivers are always adapting lives to various insinuating circumstances. Despite life’s changes, they continue to adapt and survive.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Kindergarten used to be the educational level that prepared students for their future learning experiences. Then pre-school was established to prepare students for Kindergarten.

    A pilot program allowed students that were unable to attend pre-school an opportunity to prepare for their future education, along with their parents and guardians.

    The Little Academy helps children familiarize with school expectations while also assisting adults in preparing for their experience.

  •  With Memorial Day being the un-official start of summer, it is time to start thinking about having some summer fun. Not everyone has a vacation budget or the luxury of taking time off from work and home to get away. But that is no excuse not to let the light shine through on your summer. The Louisville area offers ample opportunities to soak in music, food and fun.

  •  Graduation can turn quickly from a night of joy to an evening of tragedy.

    Each spring, the North Bullitt senior class gets to witness Shattered Dreams.

    This is conducted so students can realize the dangers which can happen during the season of prom and graduation. 

    The mock fatal accident included first responders and students got to see the emotions from those involved, as well as family of the victim.

    The event is presented through the North Bullitt Youth Services Center.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—How do you have kids gets a firsthand understanding of what a life of substance abuse can do without giving them the actual substance?

    You give them the cliff notes version.

    Close to 400 eighth graders from Mount Washington and Eastside middle schools were given the chance to “live through” sibling’s deaths, friends’ addictions and their own “go-to-jail” scenarios by attending “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours.”