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  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first graduating class from the Heart of Worship Christian Academy participated in a most unique hands-on lesson plan: A visit to actual Bible locations.

    Academy instructors Brian James and Dana Bischoff James hosted five students on a tour of historical Mediterranean areas where Bible stories were said to have taken place.

    The students included Ally Renee, Olivia Bailey, Trever Yates, Noah Edwards and Kayla Beeler.

  • The Bullitt County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

     

    OPEN SITES:

    County-Schools Sites

    Shepherdsville Elementary School, 527 West Blue Lick Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

  •  This Saturday and Sunday are Crusade for Children days in Kentuckiana.

    Millions of dollars will be collected and turned in to help special needs youngsters in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Throughout the weekend, you will see firefighters from the local volunteer fire departments carrying boots and buckets asking for your change.

    Every dollar collected in Bullitt County will return to Bullitt County to help youngsters. Agencies such as the Bullitt County Public Schools and the YMCA are major benefactors.

  •  The Bullitt County Area Technology Center had four competitors in Louisville April 16-19th and returned with a state winner, Alyssa Hensley, 16, in Graphic Communications. Automotive Mechanics student James Huddleston, 17, earned Second Place in Automotive 1.

    Jacob Numann, 18, and Dylan Davis, 18, also earned the right to compete thanks to their efforts at regional competition.

  • FRANKFORT--The challenge of taking kids fishing is that they want to catch fish. Parents have a better chance of making this happen during a series of special free fishing events for kids being held across the state on Saturday, June 7.

    Many event locations will be specially stocked with fish to increase the odds of success. Some events feature free food and prizes for young anglers.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - The staff and students at Cedar Grove Elementary are appreciative that nearby Amazon gets the picture.

    The online store, with a warehouse location near the school, made a donation of used company cameras for student use.

    Eighteen Canon EOS 60D cameras were presented to principal Andy Moberly and Family Resource Center coordinator Tammy Perdew by Amazon studio managers Lynn Grigsby and Michael Margolies.

  •  The month of May was designated in Bullitt County as Drug Court Awareness Month by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The state funded program provides judges with another opportunity to rehabilitate those who have become involved in the legal system due to issues with substance abuse.

    There are various aspects of the court system involved in the drug court system, including a volunteer board.

    Participants are held to very high standards, including regular attendance for drug screenings and the requirement to hold a full-time job.

  •  A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The heat couldn’t stop them. The rain couldn’t stop them. Now the unusual chill of a Friday May evening wouldn’t stop them.

    Cancer didn’t stop them, either.

    Survivors gathered to celebrate life victories, big and small, during the 2014 Bullitt County Relay for Life, one that will be remembered as possibly the coldest Relay event in the county’s history.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - Brett Guthrie traded his customary role as U.S. Congressman for the position of a fifth-grade history teacher.

    For an hour, Guthrie and students at Lebanon Junction Elementary got an opportunity to talk about government and how it came to be in America.

    As part of the state General Assembly before going to Washington, Guthrie is well aware of the items students are being tested on.

    And, as a congressman, Guthrie gets to experience the workings of the federal government first hand.

  • CLERMONT - Some of the best weather in years made for sunny smiles at the Scouting Unlimited Adventure Camp.

    The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council sponsors a camp every spring and fall to allow area students an opportunity to know what it's like to experience the outdoors.

    The camp is hosted at Camp Crooked Creek, near Bernheim Forest, at the Harry S. Frazier Scout Reservation. Students from Bullitt and surrounding counties are invited to participate.

  • What better way to get kids fired up for the upcoming K-Prep tests this week than to bring in a couple of hoops stars wearing NCAA championship rings?

    Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock visited Bullitt Lick and Bernheim Middle, as well as Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary on Friday.

    They talked about good grades, bullying and career planning.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE  – Bullitt County employers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Bullitt County youth this summer by participating in the SummerWorks program. 

    SummerWorks, managed by the Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shepherdsville, is seeking to place 100 young adults, ages 16-21, in meaningful jobs with local employers for seven weeks this summer.

  •  Two important ladies in the community were recognized at May’s AARP meeting at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun honored Patty J. Curtsinger for her dedication of donating her time to family and community members through making meals, cutting hair and giving rides to people for the last 30 years.

    Curtsinger, who was choked up by the presentation, thanked everyone for their support for her daughter about 20 years ago when she had to have a liver transport. 

  •  When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs are divided into billable and non-billable costs. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Billable costs are what you have to pay to start college. At a minimum, these costs include tuition and fees. If you’re going to live in school-provided housing, billable costs will also include room and board. These costs are called billable because the school will bill you for them.

  • Camp Shantituck, one of the several Girl Scout Kentiana facilities is located on Cedar Creek at the end of East Hebron Lane where the main entrance is located in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  The old original camp entrance which is now closed was located on Bells Mill road.  In 1928, this site was chosen after 25 sites were surveyed  by the Council of Girl Scouts.  They leased 34 acres from Charlie Taylor, who lived on the property in an area known today as Ivy Grove, as the initial camp.

  •  The Hebron Middle School Drama department prepared students for high school - 1950s style.

    A middle-school-friendly version of the musical “Grease,” featuring the T-Birds, Pink Ladies and other Rydell High School characters, was presented by the department.

    Performers sang and danced to live music while taking patrons back to the past with songs from the era. Props included an actual working 50s street rod made from the hull of a golf cart.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter reminded fellow students about the dangers of drunk driving at prom with a mock funeral.

    This year's event included a funeral procession with a coffin and students in white face makeup. Each of the studetns were taken from a classroom during the school day by the Grim Reaper.

    Shepherdsville Police Ofc. Ken Bernardi read the mock accident report of a drunk driving accident involving the students.

  • NACHOAverage Grill Cheese!!

    Bri Hare

    Cruise Coulter

    Robert Hartley 

     

    Description: a nacho master piece all in a grill cheese. Imagine the cheesiest meatiest Mexican nachos with all your favorite toppings all put between two pieces of bread.  

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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby 5th graders made history.

    The school's Literacy Team sponsored a new video project featuring great Americans that were portrayed by 5th grade students.

    The 17-minute video, "Roby's Famous Americans," features photos of historical figures while students read a biographical essay about each.

    Along with the essay, each student's photo appeared in a reenactment of one of their famous figure's photographs. The two images were placed side-by-side at the end of each biography.