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  •  LOUISVILLE -- More than 20,000 celebrities, authors, artists and fans of anime, horror, pop culture, sci-fi, steampunk, comic books, gaming, film, television and literature will come to the Kentucky Exposition Center July 29-31 for Fandomfest Comic & Toy Show, the largest comic con in the region.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Two Bullitt County Allstate insurance agents are teaming up with the Center for Women and Families to help children served by the agency get ready to go back to school. 

    Agents Chris Lee of Mount Washington and Chris Roberson of Shepherdsville are collecting school supplies until July 29 and delivering them to the Center on Aug. 3.

  •  Some Bullitt County students took an artistic approach to summer vacation.

    A three-day Art Camp was hosted at Shepherdsville Elementary, hosted by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Centers and Bernheim/Bullitt Lick Youth Services Centers.

    Students participated in hands-on art activities involving “Zentangle” patterns that feature geometric shapes, creating freestyle images and decorating piggy banks with various patterns.

  •   HILLVIEW -- Police officers continuously put their lives on the line to protect their community.

    During the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers, President Obama detailed the difficulties of such a selfless career.

    “Like most Americans each day, you get up…and you head to work,” Obama said. “But your work, and the work of police officers across the country, is like no other.”

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has honored state Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.

  • Ayusa, a non-profit organization that promotes global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students from around the world, is looking for American families throughout Kentucky  interested in sharing their America with international high school students for the  2016-2017 school year. Applications for interested  host families are currently being accepted.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a perfect summer camp for kids, all wrapped up with a bow.
        Archery Camp was hosted at Shepherdsville Elementary, featuring instruction by Shepherdsville archery coach Keith Mulkins.
        Students of both elementary and middle school ages participated, all at various stages of archery expertise.
        Bullitt Central students volunteered to assist with the camp, sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Centers and Bernheim/Bullitt Lick Youth Services Centers.

  •     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.

  •  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.

  •     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.

  •     When an opportunity came about to share her love for animals with her own medical practice, Dr. Melissa Hendricks gladly took hold of the reins.
        Hendricks began working at the Hillview Animal Hospital and Clinic with Dr. B.J. Cash as a technician, before going to Tuskegee University in Alabama for her veterinary degree.
        In 2006, Hendricks was working for another doctor when she received a call from Cash telling her he was selling the practice and wondered if she would be interested in taking it over.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After eight years, Vivian Adams is stepping down as president of the Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613. According to Adams, her doctors made the recommendation for her health and it was not an easy decision to make.

    The Mount Washington AARP is the largest in the state, with an average of 76 members in attendance at the monthly meetings. The organization donates thousands a year to help the community.

    At this moment, there is no new president lined up.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON—The rain didn’t stop a crowd of art enthusiasts from visiting Citizens Union Bank in Mount Washington for the annual Bullitt County Arts Council Visual Artists All Members Show.

    This year marked five years that CUB bank has hosted the show, which Bullitt County Visual Arts Council co-chair La Verne Arkenburg said is unusual for any art program to have.

    “We’re very happy and we certainly don’t want to turn it loose,” she said.

  •  FORT KNOX—What should have been a day celebrating her son’s 32nd birthday was instead a day spent by Becky Johnson dedicated to helping Gold Star Mothers continue their lives after losing a loved one to war.

    Staff sergeant Gary “Lee” Woods, Jr. was 24 years old when his Humvee was hit by a truck loaded with explosives in Iraq in 2008.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith participated in the 2016 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference on April 19-20 in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The Kentucky Association of Counties hosted the event at its headquarters. 

  •  HILLVIEW - Options Unlimited is now back to offering full unlimited options for its clients.

    The organization that provides day programs and job opportunity assistance for people with disabilities has a new transport van, replacing a van that was stolen from the property in April.

    The wheelchair-accessible van, used to assist clients to and from various jobs and programs, was taken on a Saturday afternoon from the Options location on Castlerock Drive.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries has become Bullitt County’s best way to aid and assist those in need throughout the country.
        In recent years the church has hosted donation deliveries to victims of natural disasters, collecting from local residents and transporting the items via the church delivery truck.
        FDM’s latest collection will benefit tornado victims located in Mayfield, a small town south of Paducah in western Kentucky.