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  •  Members of Mount Washington United Methodist Church observed the Holy Week of Easter with a presentation of the Living Supper on Thursday.

    The play, “The Living Supper: Lineage”, took the audience on a journey through the Bible meeting important figures such as Eve, David and Ruth.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--For the second year in a row, the Bullitt County Extension Homemakers have taken a special-type of volunteering into their own hands.

    Clubs such as Sew Busy, Heritage Homemakers, Cedar Grove, Crafty Ladies and the Crazy Quilters all participated in making little red dresses for the Go Red for Women Luncheon in May.

    This year Bullitt County made a total of 40.

    President of the local Homemakers, Linda Ellis, said  the ladies enjoy coming up creative ways to construct a dress.

  •  Bill Harned presented a check to Verna Jennetta for $1,500.

    The Mount Washington AARP chapter presented the check to Community Ministries.

    "Thank you so much. There are so many people that come in who need help, Jennetta said. 

    The club's goal is to give 14 percent more than in the previous year. Last year, the club raised almost $10,000 for local charities.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary fifth graders had an opportunity to wax poetic like historical figures.

    The school hosted a history wax museum with students playing the roles of important historical figures.

    Each student selected their figure, researched their biography information, then wrote and performed a monologue while dressed as the figure.

    Alex Duncan selected Walt Disney based on her love of cartoon movies.

    "The most movies I watch are animated and he basically invented animation." Duncan said.

  • HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scott Prewitt gets it. He understands what it's like to have family members become addicted to drugs.

    The Shepherdsville resident has been through it all, and decided to find a way to share his experiences to help others going through similar situations.

    With assistance from Lynn Foster, Greg Troutt and D.J. Troutt, a local group was formed called Better Tomorrows, designed to offer numerous ways and means of support for everyone involved with the addiction of a loved one.

  •  The FIRST Lego League Robotics team, Bullitt Blizzards, won the first-place research award for their project and placed fourth in robot table run at the FLL State Competition held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

    The team advanced to state competition at the Engineers of Tomorrow regional tournament held in December. At that competition, the team won the mechanical design award for their robot BB3.

    Team members include Eli Dalton, Caryn Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Hannah Pyles, Lilly Mooney, Ethan Pyles and Ryan Dalton.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Spring Break can’t get here fast enough for students and teachers. But there are at least three students whose break that’s already begun on a high note.

    Mount Washington Middle students Jaydon Sanders, Cambren Joiner and Davis Kromenacker recently won second runner-up in cinematography for a video they entered in the 2014 REEL ACTION contest. 

    The video, titled “Party Gone Wrong” depicts the consquences of underage drinking. To view the video visit www.reelactionky.com/viewing.

  •  Six weeks.  One robot.  Thirty-three Engineers of Tomorrow. Let the  “Aerial Assist” begin.

    The Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 has begun its sixth year  of competition.

    The team started the year with wins in St. Louis as the Industrial Safety Award and the Entrepreneur Award.

    This week, the group will be in Cincinnati with its newest team player—a fast-moving, ball-tossing and passing robot built in only six weeks.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a local family lost its home in a fire, the community rallied in support, while the Red Cross assisted in initial support efforts.

    Members of the Shepherdsville Fire Department, who handled the fire, also wanted to help the family beyond the initial response.

    Thanks to research by the department, more funding was donated courtesy of the Firefighters Charitable Foundation, a non-profit agency based in New York that assists disaster victims.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Drama Club presented “Spy School,” a comedy play by Don Zolidis.

    The story is based in 1961, featuring “a typical house, a typical high school, a typical CIA training facility.”

    The main character, Priscilla, a.k.a. Jane Doe (played by Ali Tilford), is taken from her regular home and family, trained by the CIA and then placed into a similar school, with a family of CIA agents in disguise at home.

    “Spy School” was produced by North Bullitt instructor Adam Elliott.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past three years, Tammy Ott and a small group of volunteers have been trying to do the “right thing.”

    The mission has been to relocate and preserve the Bowman Valley School House.

    Since 1916, the two-room schoolhouse educated African-American students until its closure in 1957 after the end of segregation.

    The dream is to have the last remaining known schoolhouse for African Americans to be relocated next to the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse on Highway 44, next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton doesn't speak with a forked tongue, but her new friend has one. 

    Hamilton challenged Nichols students to read 3,000 minutes for Read Across America Week. If they did it, she promised to wear a snake. The student body responded to the challenge with a total of over 10, minutes. 

    Maggie, 4-year-old ball python, was about four feet in length, just the right size to fit around the principal's neck and shoulders. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--When Susan Gardner heard about the ARTfest contest last month she knew instantly she wanted to participate.

    “I’m a big fan of the Bullitt County Public Library,” said the Shepherdsville resident.

    The festival was started this year, said Patrick Yaeger, who works in the outreach department of the library, as a way for the community to display their art while celebrating National Women’s History month.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Dr. Swannie Jett arrived at the Bullitt County Public Health Department, his mission was to become more involved in the community.

    A key part of that was to educate the public on health issues. And to alert the public that the health department was more than a place for those needing to get a shot.

    That mission is probably a big part of Bullitt County’s high marks in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey.

    In the area of health, Bullitt County ranked 12th out of 120 counties.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON--Justin Hornback has always loved teaching since he started with Bible classes when he was 18 years-old but he never imagined it would turn into a career for him.