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  •  The Mount Washington Lions Club presents another check to the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    The local club has made a habit to annually support the organization that provides assistance and guidance to children who are in the court system.

    CASA salutes the Mount Washington Lions Club for its continued assistance.

  •  The Shepherdsville Elementary School community will get a good look at a resource bus during an unveiling Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center (BCPS central office).

    The vehicle is loaded with books, literacy kits and equipped with a Wi-Fi “hot spot” for technology. It is part of an assistance plan implemented at Shepherdsville Elementary.

  •  CLERMONT - People often enjoy the site of a shiny red firetruck, at least when it’s not headed to an emergency.

    The Southeast Bullitt firetrucks are adding a little more color to their vehicles thanks to a local school’s art contest.

    Hannah Arnold and Ashleigh Stopher won a design contest at Bernheim Middle School, with their contest entry selected for placement on the Southeast vehicles.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Bullitt Countians are out shopping for their back-to-school supplies, they might want to pick up a few extra items for those who might need a little assistance.

    A national partnership between the Metro United Way and Wal-Mart stores is now in full swing in Bullitt County.

    Help Metro Way Stuff the Bus is the campaign now through Aug. 20 at the new Wal-Mart in Shepherdsville.

  •  FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Central FFA Chapter participated in FFA Camp in Hardinsburg from June 22-26.

    Eleven girls attended camp. We hope to use our new skills in making a difference in our FFA Chapter. During camp we grew stronger as a chapter and became closer with each other which will help us improve as a whole. 

    During the day we attended classes, learning how we can improve on discipline, communication, responsibilities, positivity, and a few other personal growth skills.

  •  Some local students were lucky enough to find their way to Camp Cloverville.

    The three-day summer camp, hosted by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H program, was available to 20 students.

    Each students was selected for the camp through the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers.

    Camp Cloverville projects included projects in photography, quilting, leather making and cupcake making.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries in Shepherdsville bought a delivery truck for the purpose of community outreach.

    Pastor Mike Miller called the truck a symbol of the Shepherdsville community’s generosity, a representation of local residents helping others.

    The truck will be heading to Johnson County this week, where locally-donated items will be distributed to flood victims.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary Music Department, in association with the school’s Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center, hosted a West African Drum and Dance summer camp.

    Instructors Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui, assisted by high school student volunteers, led campers through a glimpse of drum history as well as African culture and the continent’s musical importance.

    Students provided a live performance at the end of the camp.

  •  We had debated on going to Busch Garden in Tampa this summer. 

    But we couldn’t seem to get past the 14 hour drive (two days lost driving) and the cost of a vacation in the Sunshine State. 

    After much exploring we decided to spend three nights (four days) in Columbus, Ohio. I know what you’re probably thinking…a family vacation in the Buckeye State? 

    Yep and not only did we vacation in Ohio, but we had a surprisingly great vacation full of family fun and at a fraction of the cost! 

  •  CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  •  LOUISVILLE – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School principal Lee Barger quoted President Abraham Lincoln: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who gets me a book I haven’t read yet.”

    Understanding the importance of books and reading, especially on an influential student, led to unique donations to a local student through the school in association with Journey Christian Church.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Tyler Kahl recently celebrated a pretty important milestone when he graduated from Bullitt East High School.

    But he also got to fulfill a lifelong dream.

    On a recent Monday morning, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Eric Butler and his crew got to fulfill one of Tyler's biggest dreams-- to ride in a fire truck.

    Wearing his yellow fireman's hat, Kahl was in the front seat and got to sound the siren on several occasions during his 20-minute ride.

    Upon returning, Kahl was given the opportunity to fight a fire or two.

  • Several high school students will get a unique look inside the world of business and economics during the annual IUS Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy.

                Bullitt Central High School sophomores Isaac Mitchell and Karie Skelton could collaborate with North Bullitt High School youth Mallory Miles, Matthew Cummings, Rebecca Vogt, Kaitlyn Sohl, Amanda Pennington, Rhyne Newton, Chanse McKenzie and Victoria Ernspiker as well as numerous other high school students in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  •  It was a banner year for local fire departments as all participated in the WHAS Crusade for Children. In all, almost $6 million was generated in Kentuckiana for special needs programs.

    Of that, Bullitt County fire departments generated over $174,000 -- of which, all will be returned to the community in the form of grants to organizations like the school system.

    Zoneton Fire Department collected $87,029.37, which again placed them among the top five fire agencies in Kentucky.

  • Bullitt East High School engineering students involved in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) performed very well on this year’s End Of Course (EOC) exams.

                The EOC exam for the engineering course is a norm referenced test similar to AP course exams. The scale is from 0-9 with 0-3 considered basic; 4-7 considered proficient; and 8-9 considered advanced which is comparable to K-PREP’s distinguished classification.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - In the shadows of a thriving business park, located on what once was ample farmland, locals will again be able to acquire farm products.

    A new Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market has been established, located at 172 Buffalo Run Rd. off of Cedar Grove Rd. near the House of Quilts.

    The market will be available every third Saturday of the month through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.