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  •  For the second time, Shepherdsville Elementary School has been selected to participate in Kentucky’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Over 500 students will enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as a healthy afternoon snack during the 2014-2015 school year. The program is supported by about $20,000 in grant funds.

  •  LOUISVILLE - The Southwest Campus of Southeast Christian Church will hold its first service on Oct. 26.

    Located at 8301 St. Andrews Church Road off 31W in southwest Louisville, this will be the fourth Southeast campus.

    “As a church we want to connect with our neighbors—to expand our family by coming alongside people where they are—in this case, the southwest area of Louisville.” -Tim Hester, Executive Pastor, Southeast Christian Church.

  •  CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School Data Manager Rebecca Huffman believes landscaping spruces up a location.

    Seeing the weeds, older decaying mulch and gnarly tree limbs around the front façade area, Huffman decided it was time to refresh the area.

    “Work was needed,” she said. “It has been awhile since any landscaping was done.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What may have started out as an Eagle Scout project, has touched a lot of hearts.

    Bullitt Central student Mason Pack, 15, recently completed a memorial garden at the Shepherdsville City Park for Parents Left Behind.

    The organization was started in 2010 by Bullitt County residents Trisha Eskridge and Nikki Cavote as a support group for parents who have lost a child.

    In 2006, Eskridge herself had a loss. Twin boys Caleb and Carter that were born prematurely.

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween comes but once a year. So make it extra spooky with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore -- and don’t forget all the great treats. While all this fall fun does come at a price, you don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully.

  •  The Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association delivered school supplies to principal Sheri Hamilton of Nichols Elementary School.

    Carolyn Dennison, president of the BCRTA, and Janet Richardson, chairman of the community services committee of BCRTA, made the presentation of items.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Work is underway to restore a former church in hopes of restoring broken lives.

    The Apostolic Church of Restoration has opened at 233 Fifth Avenue in Shepherdsville, a former day care facility that began originally as a church.

    Pastor David Mackowiak and church administrator Roy L. Darst are still in the process of renovating the facility, but they are ready to help community members now.

  • CLERMONT – Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color ( http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-best-fall-colors/bernheim-aboretum-research-forest )and October is the perfect time to experience all of the forest’s beauty while enjoying some of Bernheim’s great programs and events.

  •  Thanks to contributions collected by volunteer fire departments in the county, the WHAS Crusade for Children was able to give back to the Bullitt County community.

    Crusade director Dawn Lee presented a $12,000 check to the Bullitt County CASA program.

    The funds will be used to operate the program, which provides assistance to help juveniles who are in the justice system for reasons that they have no control over.

  •  (StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

  •  (StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department showed that their commander is a true grinder.

    Col. Doug Puckett visited with local citizens during a “Coffee with the Chief” event at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

    For one hour patrons received a free cup of coffee along with an opportunity to discuss issues of their choosing with Puckett or one of the other department members in attendance.

    The topics ranged from specific issues within neighborhoods to overall city traffic situations.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County author Amy McCorkle will make a special appearance at an upcoming writer’s convention in Louisville.

    Imaginarium will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The event is a creative writing convention.

    McCorkle will be featured as a guest speaker during the premier of her film, “Letters to Daniel,” based on her book of the same title. The event will include a Q&A session with McCorkle, who will also sign copies of the book.

  •  Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  •  Mount Washington Quilting Bees members Carol Heil, Diane Kisner, Carol Larkin, Beverly Gradisek, Pat Glass and Linda Gentry showed off their Kentucky State Fair winning entries.

    (Not pictured are: Tedi Nunn, Kathy Sheehan and Carol Portman, Lee Hartnett.)

    Kisner won second place in the two person quilt category and a first place ribbon with her granddaughter Tedi Nunn for a quilt made by a group.

    Larkin won honorable mention for unfinished quilt top and first place for the two person quilt.

  •  CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Bullitt East Lady Charger team, as well as the team from Presentation Academy, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS. 

    With a little help from the team from Notre Dame Academy, there was plenty of ice water to go around which wasn’t too bad on a hot and humid day. The Lady Charger team sent out a challenge to the Bullitt East boys’ golf team to support ALS research.

  •  The following youngsters were honored at the Bullitt County 4-H Fair:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- red ribbon in junior leather arts and crafts class; and a red ribbon for wood science made from kit

    *Lilly Mooney -- red ribbon in junior scrapbooking; red ribbon in junior paper crafts; red ribbon in junior color drawing; white ribbon in junior black and white drawing; white ribbon in needlework items with small amount of embroidery; white ribbon in horticulture black and white photograph; and blue ribbon in let’s learn to sew/Unit 1/non-clothing option

  • FERN CREEK--Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer returned to his roots recently as he was a guest speaker at the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce. The native of the Fern Creek community spoke about some of the accomplishments during his tenure and his plans for the future. The luncheon was sponsored by The Pioneer News, which is a member of the organization.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--Louisville artist Dylana Music brought her musical talents to Shepherdsville last weekend during the first Color Your City event at the park. There were various activities to bring awareness to the many types of art.