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  •  The Bullitt Central Beta Club recently competed at the state convention in Lexington.

    The students competed in various competitions, including academic, literary displays, arts and crafts, on-site public speaking and creative writing and talent.

    Those students honored include:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- first place in fiber arts and third place in ninth grade science testing

    *Ian Rock -- first place in ninth grade social studies testing

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Though it has evolved greatly over the past thousands of years, ancient Greek culture still plays a large part in today’s society. Students at Eastside Middle were given the opportunity to learn about it first hand: creating a museum for their classmates to visit.

    “When talking with the students, we realized many of them had never been to a museum before,” seventh grade social studies teacher Lauren Burress said.

  •  Bullitt County Public Library is working to develop a three-year Strategic Plan and would greatly appreciate your input. To that end, the Library has created a community survey aimed at learning more about individual community members and how the Library’s services and programs can be expanded and improved to better meet their needs.

  •  Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong saw his shadow and more on a private tour of the Second Chances Wildlife Center on Groundhog’s Day.

    The center rehabs wildlife throughout the year but keeps a handful who can’t be released back into the wild as educational animals.

    Founder and Executive Director Brigette Brouillard woke one of the educational animals, a groundhog named Major, to celebrate his day.

  •  As snow accumulated, students picked up cameras and captured its scenic beauty in the third annual Snowmageddon Photo Contest sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers.

    Students had three days (Jan. 16-18) to take pictures in the themed Winter Wonderland contest.

    Coordinator Traci Gould said this was her third year facilitating the contest.

  •   LOUISVILLE -- A movie with Bullitt County as its title will have a showing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in eastern Jefferson County.

    “Bullitt County” saw its debut in August at the Austin Film Festival and is now being shown at one-night screenings in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    The film centers around a group of four friends in 1977 who detour from a bachelor party touring the Bourbon Trail to hunt for buried Prohibition money.

  • Serving the past decade as the field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, Steve Miller was honored Thursday as he announced his retirement at the end of the month.

    Miller was honored with stories from Bullitt Countians he has gotten to know over the years.

    Kylie Foushee was introduced as the county’s new field representative.

  •   A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Flowers are normally sent during a time of mourning to comfort those who have lost a loved one. Unfortunately for those with pets, the grieving process isn’t quite the same.

    Hoping to help those who have lost their pets, Mount Washington Girl Scouts Makayla Stone and Alexis Sink set out to build a flower garden at Pet Haven Cemetery in Shepherdsville.

    The garden idea came as the friends brainstormed projects to help them earn their Silver Award, a requirement for middle-school aged scouts.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION — A trucker’s life is full of movement: living a life on the road can make finding stability difficult and trying to find a regular church to attend can seem impossible.

    That’s where Truckstop Ministries comes into play.

    Created in 1981 by a retired truck driver, Truckstop Ministries is designed to give the on-the-go lifestyle of a truck driver a bit of consistency no matter which city they find themselves in on any given Sunday.

  •  NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  •  Winter has already sent cold weather to the county but on Friday it sent a little snow.

    While city, county and state workers were clearing streets on Saturday, it was a time for some sledding at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Bullitt County Public Schools closed on Friday and again on Tuesday due to the severe weather (Monday was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

    The cold snap will continue throughout the week, with temperatures in the single digits mid-week, accompanied by wind chills below zero.

  •  Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Maryville’s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group’s project was on bully prevention.

  •  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie today announced the appointment of North Bullitt High School student Kailah Habib to the U.S. Military Academy.

    “As a West Point graduate myself, it was an honor to nominate Kailah to The U.S. Military Academy,” said Guthrie. “I was thrilled to be able to break the news to her about this appointment yesterday. Kailah is a strong student and a proven leader at her school. I know that should she choose to accept her appointment, she will serve our country admirably.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.

  •  Many organizations and businesses help support the CASA Program for Bullitt County. The staff of Craig and Landreth Cars donated $200 which provided Thanksgiving dinner for three families in the CASA program. The Bullitt County Woman’s Club presented a check for $1,142.50 from its annual Bake Sale where a portion of the proceeds are donated to CASA. CASA is so thankful for the continued support of the Mt. Washington Lions Club. $1,000 goes a long way in helping us continue our mission of serving abused and neglected children!! You all are awesome!!

  •  The beginning of the year 2018 began with an event of biblical proportions in Bullitt County. The Shepherdsville Government Center hosted a Bible Reading Marathon, part of the Kentucky 120 challenge, with a goal of a similar event in all 120 Kentucky counties.

    Coordinator Depp Rasner said many volunteers from various churches, as well as intrigued individuals, were scheduled to participate. He said everyone was welcome to show up, sign in, and take a turn reading.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—A local congregation set out to ensure city servants knew their dedication was appreciated this holiday season.

    The elders at Calvary Christian Church, located at 11829 Highway 44 East, decided in November they wanted to do something to thank the police officers and firefighters that serve the city of Mount Washington every day.

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - Some local officers dodged a few bullets from the students at Hebron Middle School.

    The bullets were in the form of dodgeballs, as the students took on police and school officials in fun contests.

    The event was a fundraiser for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86 in Hillview, with all proceeds donated to the Hillview Operation Santa program.

    Hillview Police, Bullitt County Sheriffs, and Bullitt County EMS employees participated in the event. Students were allowed to participate in the contests by donating $1.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION—A new information station has landed in Lebanon Junction and is already helping improve the lives of the city’s residents.

    Designed to help turn resident’s life around through the use of education, the aptly named Turnaround Resource Center, located at 11980 South Preston Highway, officially opened in November.