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Today's Features

  •  FRANKFORT -- The popular Close the Deal program has been transferred from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Close the Deal helps high school seniors make the transition to college or careers. It recruits community and business leaders to foster a college-going culture at their local schools.

    Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen said she will continue to support the program because she believes that it is important to the Commonwealth.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  •  When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”

  •  A Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) grant of nearly $20,000 has been awarded to Crossroads Elementary School for students to design, create and host a robotics film festival.

    KySTE offered $100,000 to any school district in an outreach offering for the 2014-2015 school year. Only six schools earned grants, including Crossroads.

    Music teacher Amy Cuenca and Science teacher Jaymee Clemens will use the funds to purchase Lego Mindstorm robotics kits along with 30 iPads, 30 iPad covers for protection of the devices and 30 iMovie apps.

  •  BOWLING GREEN -- Thirty-two students from Western Kentucky University and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present their research at the 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 19 in Frankfort.

    Richard Arnold, a senior from Cleaton, and Caitlyn Clark, a senior from Roundhill, will present Building Envelope Integrity Assessments. Faculty mentor: Robert Choate

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are many community members who have wanted to help the homelessness crisis in Bullitt County over the years.

    There is no emergency homeless shelter facility in the county. There is The Shepherd’s Shelter, Inc. that tries to assist in a long-term way to obtain self-sustainability.

    There is no crisis food emergency cafeteria, although groups such as Martie’s Kitchen and Two Fish Ministries offer weekly meals.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - One thing for certain, no other team had more to cheer about.

    The Bullitt Central Cheerleading Team placed seventh overall out of 600 teams in the Large Co-Ed Division of the 2015 National High School Cheerleading Championships.

    Bullitt Central’s visits to Orlando, Fla., for the annual competition have become commonplace; however, this year’s trip was completely different, involving a bus accident in Atlanta, Ga., en route to the Sunshine State.

  •  A generous man made a special donation to the Mount Washington Police Department and Shepherdsville Fire Department recently. 

    Mount Washington resident Brad Williams donated to of his teddy bears to the chiefs so they can be given to children who need it most. 

    The departments keep bears and other stuffed animals on hand with them to give to children who might be at fires or domestic disputes to help keep their minds off of the situation.

    “It would be good if everyone could give a bear,” Brad said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work continues on restoring the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The last African-American schoolhouse in the county was recently moved to its new home next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

    According to project volunteer Gwinn Hahn, several activities are currently underway.

    With the assistance of students from Bellarmine University, an oral history is being collected from former students of the school.

  •  It was time Monday to say the final goodbyes to Les Bandy, deputy director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency. He died on Thursday evening in a single vehicle accident off Highway 44 West.

    Thousands of emergency responders from Bullitt County and throughout the state of Kentucky came to express gratitude for Bandy’s 35-plus years of service to the community.