•  The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  •  Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Kentucky has some of the highest cancer rates in the country. In order to improve those statistics, KentuckyOne Health and the Kentucky Cancer Program and affiliates have teamed up to provide screening opportunities for five different cancers at the Kentucky State Fair, August 20-30, 2015.

  •  The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  •  HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  •  The world famous Oscar Mayer Weinermobile made a stop in Shepherdsville at the Kroger store on Friday.

    The kids loved posing with the mobile weiner and they also got to enjoy some free Oscar Mayer hot dogs.

    While the meat department wore the condiments, some kids had props for their photos.

  •  Emergency responders throughout the region honored fallen Kentucky State Trooper Sgt. David Gibbs on Friday morning.

    Gibbs died from injuries suffered earlier that morning in a LaRue County auto accident.

    Several of the overpasses on Interstate 65 were adorned with flags flown by the first responders.

    At Highway 44, Shepherdsville Fire Department was joined by Mount Washington Fire, Bullitt County EMS, Shepherdsville Police and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County 4-H program hosted a Super Star Chef Camp, a program through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

    The camp promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed Connection, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Many recognize the Lions Club as the Knights of Sight, but the Mount Washington Lions Club has evolved into so much more.

    This year the club documented more than 2,650 service hours and donated more than $20,000 to the community.

    And while this is a great feat, they are still striving to be better.

    Mike Frye, secretary of the club, said it set a special goal this year to be more involved with the schools and community.

    “To give money is often easy, but to give time never is,” he said.

  •   The Seven Wonders, a robotics team from Bullitt County, participated in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

    FLL consists of three components: the robot, the project, and vital core values. 

    Participants, ages nine through 14, solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and make positive contributions to society. Core values are guidelines that help teams develop cooperation skills. If you would like to know more about FIRST Lego League, please visit their website at www.firstlegoleague.org.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The beaver population in Mount Washington has caused local homes to suffer.

    Kay Stansberry, who has lived in her house across from the Woodlake subdivision in Mount Washington for six years, has had two trees knocked over by beavers in the past month.

    Her husband first noticed the smaller trees deeper in their land had been chewed on, but didn’t see any harm until a pear tree went down. A few weeks later, a cherry tree closer to the couple’s house was targeted.

  •  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.