Today's Features

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary students with perfect attendance were rolling their way into summer vacation.
        The school gave away 18 bicycles to 11 boys and seven girls who maintained perfect attendance during the school year.
        Principal David Pate and the Shepherdsville staff presented the bicycles to students during the school’s year-end closing ceremonies.

  •  After seven years of working diligently toward his goal, Preston Hagerman will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Preston, a member of Boy Scout Troop 868 in Shepherdsville, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.

    The ceremony will be held in the Family Life Center at Eastern Gate Baptist Church, 3699 N. Preston Highway. The public is invited to attend.

  •     HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle’s Discovery School, living up to the program’s name, took a very long field trip on Spring Break.
        Fifteen Discovery School students, with nine adult chaperones, participated in an educational trek to Costa Rica.
        Principal Kelland Garland said all Discovery School students were eligible to participate in the trip, which was based exclusively on science and biodiversity education.

  •  HILLVIEW -- Kentucky has the seventh worst health status in the nation, according to United Health Foundation. While diabetes and disabilities have risen throughout the state, physical exercise and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption have declined.

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is hoping to change those staggering statistics, Bullitt County Community Organizer Megan Ray said.

  •  The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv.

    The lecture takes place from 7-8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater.

    Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — No one knows what the world is going to look like in 50 years, but the Mount Washington Youth Chamber of Preservationists (Youth COPS) have done their part to ensure the present is preserved in the past.

    Gavin Blain, Brooke Hatfield, Eliza Love, Isaac Shelton and Haley Steinmetz spent the past year working on preserving a piece of Mount Washington history: the mile marker located on North Bardstown Road beside First Baptist Church.

  •  There was no way to avoid the rain, but the Bullitt Blast Dash 5K went on anyway under the sponsorship of the Bullitt County YMCA.

    The race/run/walk has become an annual Fourth of July event in Shepherdsville and there was a large turnout despite the inclement weather.

    Some of the runners took the event more seriously than others, but everyone had a good time.


  •     LOS ANGELES - Amy McCorkle has come a long way - from rock bottom to success - and has experienced various accolades telling her story.
        The Bullitt County resident, who has battled bipolar disorder, is appearing in the limelight thanks to her work, which includes her own personal trek from breakdown to recovery.