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Today's Features

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest announced that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of the more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest. 

    Partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private landowners were critical to the acquisition.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- To celebrate the start of construction for the new 12,700-square-foot Mt. Washington Branch Library, a groundbreaking event will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the new facility, located at 214 N. Bardstown Road. 

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.

    But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.

    Hatfield died on Sunday.

    A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  •  HILLVIEW - In the city that boasts one of the longest-standing Christmastime traditions with the Operation Santa program, another event is becoming Bullitt County’s kickoff to the holiday season.

    The city of Hillview will host its ninth annual Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center, sponsored by the city’s recreation department.

    The free event is designed to get the community officially into the holiday spirit.

  •  The Bullitt County CASA program recently gave a big shout out to eBay Enterprise as the company made a donation of $3,400 to the local organization. 

    These funds will go directly to help abused and neglected children of Bullitt County.

    Patricia Wells of eBay, located on Omega Parkway, presented the check to the CASA staff.

  • FRANKFORT -- Summer Gortney has been named the advisor to the Kentucky College Coaches Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    She will work with the college coach at North Bullitt High School.

    “The Kentucky College Coaches program has helped thousands of students prepare for and enter college,” Gortney said.

    “I look forward to working with the college coaches, the Kentucky Campus Compact and other program partners who have made it a highly regarded and credible program across the state.”

  •  Attorney Emily Monarch of Elder Law Solutions, spoke to the Shepherdsville Lions Club and visitors on Nov. 10.

    She gave an informative and entertaining presentation about options for all of us when our loved ones reach the elder years.

    Elder Law Solutions is located at 4815 N. Preston Highway.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville presented a special Veterans Day tribute to honor all veterans.

    Chaplain J.R. Lewis presented the POW/MIA table setting, ceremoniously honoring prisoners of war and missing comrades. The Bullitt County Sheriffs Explorers presented the Colors.

    Post commander Dirk “Mac” McCoy made a special presentation to Marilyn Ogle and her husband, veteran Danny Ogle, with  a plaque representing the military medals and honors earned by Marilyn’s father, Allen Brock Jr.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - A group of dedicated Bullitt Countians wants everyone to know that when times are tough, there’s always hope.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County is a non-profit organization striving to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in the area.

    “We’ve recently applied for a 501-c-3 tax-exempt grant,” said state Rep. Linda Belcher, who serves as a HOPE board member working with services.