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Today's Features

  •  The month of May was designated in Bullitt County as Drug Court Awareness Month by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The state funded program provides judges with another opportunity to rehabilitate those who have become involved in the legal system due to issues with substance abuse.

    There are various aspects of the court system involved in the drug court system, including a volunteer board.

    Participants are held to very high standards, including regular attendance for drug screenings and the requirement to hold a full-time job.

  •  A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00

  •  Memorial Day is honored each year in Bullitt County with special ceremonies honoring active duty and veteran military members.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The heat couldn’t stop them. The rain couldn’t stop them. Now the unusual chill of a Friday May evening wouldn’t stop them.

    Cancer didn’t stop them, either.

    Survivors gathered to celebrate life victories, big and small, during the 2014 Bullitt County Relay for Life, one that will be remembered as possibly the coldest Relay event in the county’s history.

  •  The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held on Friday at North Bullitt High School.

    Young and old from all parts of Bullitt County gathered to honor those who survived the disease and to remember those who were not as fortunate.

    Next week, a story on some of the survivors who gathered at the celebration. Also, some pictures from a few guys who will do just about anything to raise money for the fight against cancer.

     

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - Brett Guthrie traded his customary role as U.S. Congressman for the position of a fifth-grade history teacher.

    For an hour, Guthrie and students at Lebanon Junction Elementary got an opportunity to talk about government and how it came to be in America.

    As part of the state General Assembly before going to Washington, Guthrie is well aware of the items students are being tested on.

    And, as a congressman, Guthrie gets to experience the workings of the federal government first hand.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - From humble beginnings, J. Chester Porter built himself into a very successful businessman and attorney.

    On Monday, Porter died at the age of 73.

    The native of Greenfield, Ind., came to Bullitt County in 1966 after securing his law degree from the University of Louisville.

    Over the course of the next 48 years, Porter would grow from being a successful attorney into a political leader and then an entrepreneur with interests such as banking and horse racing.

  • CLERMONT - Some of the best weather in years made for sunny smiles at the Scouting Unlimited Adventure Camp.

    The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council sponsors a camp every spring and fall to allow area students an opportunity to know what it's like to experience the outdoors.

    The camp is hosted at Camp Crooked Creek, near Bernheim Forest, at the Harry S. Frazier Scout Reservation. Students from Bullitt and surrounding counties are invited to participate.

  • What better way to get kids fired up for the upcoming K-Prep tests this week than to bring in a couple of hoops stars wearing NCAA championship rings?

    Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock visited Bullitt Lick and Bernheim Middle, as well as Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary on Friday.

    They talked about good grades, bullying and career planning.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE  – Bullitt County employers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Bullitt County youth this summer by participating in the SummerWorks program. 

    SummerWorks, managed by the Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shepherdsville, is seeking to place 100 young adults, ages 16-21, in meaningful jobs with local employers for seven weeks this summer.