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Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — A new foreign language is being taught in elementary schools: the language of computer programming. 

    Coding is the language designers use to instruct a computer program what to do. Through coding, a video game character knows when to jump or when to turn the corner. Coding is also used in website design. A link changes colors when clicked or a drop down menu drops when the mouse hovers over it because of the code written behind it.

  •  The weather was beautiful, although a bit warm, for a fall festival.

    The Wall Street Park Lebanon Junction Festival drew big crowds on Friday and Saturday.

    The highlight of the annual event is the Saturday morning parade. Many lined the streets of downtown Lebanon Junction.

    The center of the festival was the Wall Street Park. Many activities were held on both days, including music from local entertainers.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE—While many have American flags flying at their homes and businesses, they might not know where to take them once their time to fly is up.
        Boy Scout Troop 868’s Nicholas Moore decided to change that.
        Located at the American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville, the flag retirement box is meant to retire flags with the respect they deserve, Moore said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scientific studies show that cougars around the world are solitary creatures by nature.
        That’s not the case in Bullitt County, however, where the cougars have little buddies to keep them company.
        Bullitt Central High School’s football team, in collaboration with the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center, began the Cougar Buddies program with Shepherdsville students.

  •             HILLVIEW - At eight years old, Braedyn Luttrell has already driven a top speed of 58 MPG in his junior dragster.
        Braedyn faced a different kind of drag earlier this year, when he spent more than a week at Kosair Children’s Hospital, being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
        After a few months of education and effort, Braedyn is doing well. He will soon use his love of drag racing to help raise funds for Kosair and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

  •  HILLVIEW - To increase the recent Red Cross blood drive collection, Jim Eadens sweetened the pot.

    The Hillview mayor donated supplies for free ice cream sundaes to all donors who attended a recent drive hosted at the Hillview Government Center.

    Eadens said the center has hosted many drives in the past. He was looking for an incentive to persuade more donors to the event.

    In the past Eadens and members of the Hillview City Council have made other generous donations, including a Thanksgiving-style meal.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of local brothers have decided to let others in need know they have their back.

    Brandon Elder and Shawn Mix have organized Backpacks Giving Back, an attempt to raise funds for the purchase of backpacks full of much-needed necessities for homeless individuals.

    “My brother and I talked about wanting to make a difference,” said Elder. “We’re just so blessed with material things.”

  •  Lawrenceburg is the place to be this weekend when the community hosts its annual Burgoo Festival, highlighted by the annual Burgoo Cook-Off and inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest.

    The festival runs Friday through Sunday and features a variety of live music, vendors and of course, burgoo, a tasty stew that includes a variety of meats and vegetables.

    The cook-off allows anyone willing to make a $2 donation to judge a healthy sample of each team’s burgoo, along with their booth displays.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the oldest buildings in Shepherdsville will go on the auction block this Saturday.

    The building at the corner of Joe B. Hall Avenue and South Buckman Street, best known as the Bullitt County Bank, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The building most recently served as PBI Bank. With the opening of a new facility on Adam Shepherd Parkway, the downtown location was closed in August 2014. The drive-thru remained open.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — One Bullitt East band member is marching his way to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl.

    Bullitt East senior Adam Moore was chosen to join the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in January.

    Moore will play snare drum next to the 124 other students also selected to perform in the halftime show of the football game in San Antonio.