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  •  FRANKFORT – The Spring Forest Fire Season is now in effect through April 30 in every Kentucky county. 

    This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season.

    The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.

  •  Zack is a young, medium-sized Terrier Mix that is ready for adoption.

    He has black fur, with various amounts of white on each foot and his chest, and a cocked ear.

    Zack is very playful and would make a great family pet.

    To adopt Zack or another animal, call the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, 543-8686, email mark.williams@wcbc.com, or search www.petfinder.com.

    Kittens are currently available at the shelter for a $10 adoption fee. An I.D. is all you need.

  •  Students at Lebanon Junction Elementary recently had fun while learning about overcoming obstacles and making good decisions.

    George Halitzka brought the GRIT game show from Drama by George to the school.

    Students were given opportunities to select occupations that they may want to pursue as a career.

    For more information on the program, go to www.dramabygeorge.com.

    See more photos from the event here.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — What started as a new playwriting class has led to one student having her play performed by the professionals.

    Senior Jordan Maloyed was selected as one of eight playwrights to have her 10-minute play “Not Another Cliché” performed as part of the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival in April.

  •  BARDSTOWN JUNCTION - Co-owners Paula Blankenship and Craig Cameron painted their way into a corner and then into their current business.

    The founders and owners of Heirloom Traditions have purchased and renovated the site of the former Grace Memorial Baptist Church along Highway 61 near Chapeze Lane. The business relocated from  rental facility in Prospect.

    “We had to move in while we were remodeling,” Blankenship said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The boxes are going up and the need is hopefully going down.

    Minister Rob Burkett, representing the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, placed two more Shepherdsville Pantry community food boxes at the Shepherdsville Elementary and Nichols Elementary school campuses.

    The church placed its original box in front of its own facility, a 3’x3’ red box designed as a temporary outdoor food pantry. The idea is for people to conveniently donate non-perishable items or to take items as needed.

  •  CLERMONT – Since February is all about love, Bernheim is giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the birds and the bees – literally.

    On Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m., join State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter for a special program on Kentucky’s Pollinators Protection Plan.  Learn about efforts to protect pollinators and how to lessen the risks of chemicals to honey bees while also protecting crop production.

    The cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

  •  The Bullitt Central student body showed its love for Morgan Baggett on Friday as she was selected as homecoming queen.

    She is the daughter of Tonya Rumford and Curtis Baggett.

    Baggett, who has Down Syndrome, was representing the Best Buddies program at the school.

    She was accompanied by Gage Niedert, son of Karen Niedert.

    Tristin Logsdon, son of Kristina and Rob Logsdon, was selected as the Homecoming King.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •   Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February.

    The contest runs from 12 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 12 a.m. on March 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college.

  •  It is the time of year, HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, to get scholarship applications to fill out for college opportunities.

    Bullitt County Farm Bureau gives 4 $2,000 scholarships.  The requirements are  

    *Have either a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a minimum score of 19 on the ACT

    *be the child of a Bullitt County Farm Bureau member and remain such while the scholarship is in force

    *finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship.

  •     The Shepherdsville Lions Club has been serving our community since 1945.  That’s a seventy-two-year tradition of civic volunteerism.  Unfortunately, like many public service organizations in this day, the Shepherdsville Lions Club is now struggling to survive.  After 72 years, the club needs your help, your active membership, if it is to continue.

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim Middle School is hosting a reformation of sorts for its students.

    The BMS Renaissance Rally is a school-wide celebration focusing on student success.

    “It is all about the culture and climate of our school and getting our students excited about being successful at school,” said BMS Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

    The event is similar to a school pep rally but with the emphasis on recognizing academic achievements and good character.

  •  Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

    We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

    There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

  •  Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury handed out awards to the winners for best floats in this year’s Shepherdsville Christmas Parade.

    Pastor Ron Lasley accepted for Beech Grove Baptist Church for having the best float among the churches.

    Jimmy Lawson and Hardy-Close Funeral Home accepted the honor for the best small business.

    Vicki Downing accepted for Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, which won the best float for the larger business division.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the fifth year in a row, Crossroads Elementary hosted the Bullitt County Chess Championships.

    The unrated competition was open to grades kindergarten through 12 and all but three schools in the district were represented by approximately 110 total students.

    Mount Washington Elementary student Connor Edmonson won the K-1 and K-3 title. According to Bullitt County Public Schools Chess Director Dennis Minnis, he is the first kindergartner to ever win the BCPS K-3 individual title.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—In the land of milk and honey, there are students who go home with a little something extra in their backpacks on Friday: food for the weekend.

    The Blessings in a Backpack program works to provide breakfast and lunch for the weekend to students whose families need a little more help in the grocery department.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

  •  The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

    Here is a complete list of school level winners and categories. Each youth earned a Certificate of Recognition.

  •  A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  •  The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, which is the oldest civic club in the county, recently made donations to two local organizations.

    Tammy Ott accepted a check for $1,437.50 for the renovation of Bowman’s Valley School. This doubles the club’s organization of the previous year.

    The club presented CASA of Bullitt County a check for $879.50. These funds were proceeds from the annual bake/talent auction held by the organization.

    Both organizations are very grateful for the continued support from the Woman’s Club.