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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - They sat at Bullitt Lick Middle School to learn how to sit better.

    Thirty local girls, age 11-13, participated in two Safe Sitter educational programs, a one-day event designed to share safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and responses to emergency situations.

    The program was hosted by Bullitt County Health Department educator Liz McGuire and Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

  •  Angela Bibelhauser has been selected as the new Riverview Opportunity/Bullitt Alternative Center/Spring Meadows Children’s Home Principal. She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was named District Director of Secondary Education.

  • HILLVIEW - A new school leader with ties to Bullitt County's educational past will usher in a new era at Overdale Elementary this semester.

    Adrienne Usher was selected as the new Overdale principal, replacing Pam Robertson, who served in the position for six years.

    Usher brings 13 years of educational experience to the school, including the previous two as instructional coach at Maryville and Nichols Elementary.

  •  Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  •  The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  •  School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”

  •  LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  •  FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2014 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Shepherdsville for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year.

    Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.