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  •  After finishing the regular season by winning seven first-place awards at the Station Camp High School Drill Meet in Station Camp, Tenn., the North Bullitt JROTC unit is headed to national competition.

    They competed against 12 other drill units at Station Camp.

    In Daytona Beach, Fla., the North Bullitt cadets will compete in the 31st annual National High School Drill Team Championships, May 4-6.

    Less than 5 percent of the high school drill units are accepted. Over 150 units and 4,000 cadets will participate.

  •  Middle School 4-H delegates from across the state recently attended the 8th annual Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

    The conference is held annually for those youth in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about what Kentucky 4-H can offer.  The program is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition from middle to high school.

  •  CLERMONT - When local officials are sworn in they have to admit they have not participated in a duel.

  •  Members of Bullitt Central High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had their wheels spinning in an effort to raise child abuse awareness.

  •  Our band at Zoneton Middle School has experienced yet another great year.

    In the summer of 2012 ten band students from our school were selected to go to the Summer Middle School Wind Band Institute at the University of Louisville.

    In late September, ZMS Advanced Band put on a show at Paroquet Springs, which drew quite a crowd. This performance by our band had two pop selections along with a contemporary piece.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Helping abused and neglected children is as easy as taking pennies to the bank.

    During April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, all Republic Bank banking centers in Kentucky are collecting miles of pennies to help the thousands of children served by Sunrise Children’s Services.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Having advanced through preliminary judging, the team of three Bullitt East Students known as the Mount Washington Youth Chamber of Preservationists (aka the “Youth COPs”) joined with over 5,000 students of all ages from over 400 schools representing 100 Kentucky districts at the Lexington Convention Center for the annual state finals of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competition.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Girl Scouts of all ages, volunteers, staff and special guests gathered at Camp Shantituck on Saturday, March 30, to bury a time capsule to be opened in 25 years, when the much-loved Bullitt County camp turns 110. IIncluded the capsule are notes from current Girl Scout members, assorted patches, and a letter from current Girl Scout board president Cynthia Weller.

  •  WEST POINT – A local family will soon be the target of national attention as the popular cable network CMT prepares to air the first episode of a reality series set in and around western Bullitt County’s Knob Creek gun shop and shooting range. 

  •  Students at Mount Washington Elementary spent the past several months working on a play.

    Casting for the play written and directed by playwright L. Henry Dowell started back in December.

    After working and rehearsing the play for two months, it was ready to present to the student body and the public in March.

    Library Media Specialist Karyn Hutchins said it was the fifth year the Mount Washington Elementary students had performed works by Dowell and it has become an annual event.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - In celebration of the Wienermobile’s 25th anniversary, Oscar Mayer brand ambassadors, or Hotdoggers as they’re often referred to, recently made a stop at the Mount Washington Kroger on a three-day tour of the Louisville area. 

  •  The Bullitt County Health Department is proud to honor the latest graduates of the Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation program.

    Shown (from left to right in front row) include: Kim Shoulders, Melanie Stanley, Veronica Lord and Jeanie Kessler; (back row) Jon Shoulders and Jay Allen. (Not pictured) Jo Huffman.

    These graduates went through the 13-week Cooper/Clayton Method of Smoking Cessation using nicotine replacement product to help wean off the nicotine; learn coping skills; stress reduction; nutrition; exercise; and much more.

  •  The Bullitt County Public School System will hold pre-registration for its preschool program on April 24.

    All four-year-old children whose family income is no more than 150 percent of poverty (free or reduced lunch) or, for three-year-olds and four-year-old children with developmental or speech delays, regardless of income, are eligible.

    The age cutoff is Oct. 1, 2013.

    At the time of registration, each child will be screened in the following areas: cognitive, motor, language, social/emotional, self-help/adaptive.

  •  HILLVIEW - KentuckianaWorks still hopes to assist all job seekers, of all ages, with career placement and advancement.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Through January and February, the Mount Washington chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons collected a number of school supplies.

  •  Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  •  Change from vending machines at a large Bullitt County company turned into thousands of dollars in donations.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - An art assignment from Hebron Middle School teacher Brenda Hutchison was formed into an attention-getting sculpture of an iconic world famous tourist attraction by eighth grade student Jacob Johnson.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A required preliminary Daughters of American Revolution  meeting will be held at March 30, at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of the Bullitt County Ridgway Library regarding the formation of the new DAR chapter for Bullitt County.

  •  ZONETON - No matter how much pizza you start with and how many slices you remove, there’s a very good chance 8th graders in Brittany Johnston’s math class can determine how much is left.