Today's Features

  • Fall into autumn this weekend at the 2015 Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    Warm up your Friday night with a chili cook-off at the fire department from 5-6. Afterwards, enjoy a musical performance by “Smoke” from 7-11. while the kids bounce for $10 in the inflatables sponsored by S.O. Construction and the Wall Street Park.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.

  •  Cole Jeffries, a fifth-grade student at Old Mill Elementary was honored for his essay by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association.

    Cole was joined on stage at a recent BCRTA meeting by his grandmother as he read his winning essay.

    The Grandparents of the Year Essay Contest is co-sponsored by the KRTA and the AARP.

    BCRTA president Carolyn Dennison presented Cole with his certificate.

  •  Once again this year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to honor the first responders during a time to remember the events of 9-11.

    The North Bullitt JROTC presented the colors and Donna Burke sang the National Anthem.

    Bill Laird organized the event and each of the local agencies were presented a special flag of  honor.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker. He related his experiences of the affects of the terrorist attack, including insight from a family member.

  •  Eastside Middle School has been selected as one of the Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement according to results of the 2015 Kentucky TELL Survey.

    “I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Eastside community,” principal Troy Wood said. “This honor is a genuine reflection of the students, parents, teachers and staff at Eastside. Our success is a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be successful otherwise.”

  •  CLERMONT - Despite years of success and numerous awards, even John Beckner can branch out.

    Beckner is known for his efforts in creating wooden toy models. Each year one of his creations appears in competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The 2015 edition of the state fair included a Beckner model with a Best of Show ribbon attached. It was Beckner’s third consecutive award.

    The icing on the cake this year was Beckner’s first appearance in the Bullitt County Fair competition, where he also earned top honors.

  •  FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County’s finest educators are among 24 teachers that will be recognized at the State Capitol for their excellence.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School music instructor Meredith Patton and Brooks Elementary 2nd/3rd grade instructor Gina Beasley were selected as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, presented by Ashland, Inc., and Valvoline.

    Patton and Beasley were previously selected as 2015-16 Bullitt County Middle and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Seventeen students from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  •  The CASA Board of Directors and staff were recently honored to present Board member, Tom Kelly with an “Outstanding Community Service’ award.  

    Tom has spent the past 57 years in the printing industry with three different companies and the last 33 years have been with Publishers Printing, right here in Shepherdsville.  He has represented Publishers and Bullitt County at the state, regional and local levels in a wide variety of educational, career and workplace readiness issues.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes a student will tell you their favorite class is lunch. Sometimes the parents agree.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Lunch and Learn event for 6th grade parents as a way to learn about the school and share family time.

    Parents were invited to attend a 9:30 a.m. meeting in the school library, followed by free lunch in the cafeteria with their child.

    The event was designed to provide parents with homework strategies, as well as introducing them to school programs and answering informational questions.