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  • Public invited to be part of world tree hugging record

     CLERMONT --- To mark Earth Day, Bernheim officials hope to  break the world tree hugging record on June 4, 2016. 

    Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record of the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same location.

    Bernheim wants to attract upwards of 3,000 people to not only break the record, but to hold that title for years to come. South Korea holds the current world record.

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to open

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  • Helping the Scouts

     The Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout organization held its annual fund-raising dinner at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Organizers were John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker.

    This is a major fund-raiser each year for the Boy Scouts.

  • US Marshals warn of “arrest warrant phone scam”

     The U.S. Marshals Service has received several phone calls from residents who have received phone calls from a person stating they are a U.S. Marshal and threating arrest if a “fine” is not paid.

    If you have received a phone call from a person saying they are a federal law enforcement officer, sheriff or an attorney for the government and they have an arrest warrant for you if a fine is not paid. It’s a scam.

  • Homeless issue still on MUW mind

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last month the Metro United Way hosted a gathering of local officials and concerned citizens to discuss the state of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    A second meeting was hosted to further the concerns mentioned at the first meeting, in hopes of establishing a task force to address and solve local issues.

    Moderator Barbara Sexton-Smith, who has worked with homeless issues for the past 25 years, returned to discuss results from the first meeting.

  • GOOD SPIRITS: Conference hopes to take away stress in your life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— In the fast-paced, high stress world so many people live in, trying to find a way to slow down and relax is often difficult.

    But, Bullitt County recently hosted an event that was all about finding a more peaceful life.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness served as chance for people to gain a spiritual recharge, said organizer Virginia Gilpin.

    “This is a place where we learn how to stop and breathe,” she said. “Then we have to go back out there.”

  • John Brown Cundiff was a Confederate Soldier

     John Brown Cundiff; Jr. was born around 1830 in Kentucky.  His parents were John Brown; Sr. and Elizabeth Younger. John‘s father John Brown Sr. was born in Virginia in 1799. 

    His mother Elizabeth Younger was born 1799 in Virginia.  John Cundiff Sr. married Elizabeth Younger in 1820, in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  John Brown Jr. had several brothers and sisters.  

    John’s father died in 1855 at the age of 56 years old.  He died in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

  • Couple continues battle to find comfort for daughter

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—At first glance, Leighanne Hastie looks like a regular 3-year-old.

    “Day to day, if you look at Leighanne, she looks like a normal little girl,” her mom, Heather, said. “She goes to gymnastics class on Mondays and she likes to go to her Bible class. She doesn’t look like a sick kid or one that has a disability.”

    The only difference comes in the form of a neurological disorder called epilepsy, which causes the toddler to have daily seizures.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 17, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Shooting victim now defendant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- On April 6, a resident of Hunters Hollow was taken to the hospital after someone allegedly broke into her home along Hillview Boulevard.