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  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students at Shepherdsville Elementary may have fresh ink all over themselves...but don’t you dare pick on them!

  •  LOUISVILLE - Continuing a standard of excellence over the past five years, Bullitt County wineries dominated the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

  •  HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  •  NICHOLS - Teachers expanding students' minds is a sincere form of cultivation - planting seeds into their young brains.

    Nichols Elementary instructor Cindi French took it a step further. French and her husband, Mackie, have developed a working vegetable garden on the school grounds over the summer.

    The garden's purpose is to provide first-hand educational opportunities for Nichols students while supplying the school cafeteria with home grown produce for healthier lunches.

  •  FRANKFORT - Joyce Manning and Martha S. Underwood, members of the Ridgway Memorial Library Board of Trustees in Bullitt County, have completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.

  •  HILLVIEW - North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a weekly club for area youth to enjoy themselves while learning more about faith and service.

    The AWANA Club (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) was designed to host games and activities while learning God's word through verse memorization.

    Norht Bulltt Christian youth director Ray Wiseman hosts the weekly events held every Wednesday during church night.

    Children are divided into three age groups including Cubbies (pre-schoolers), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-5).

  •  The Overdale Elementary community began a Box Tops drive in support of Henryville immediately following the April tornado.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Diabetes Coalition (BCDC) and the Bullitt County Extension  Service have joined hands in the fight against diabetes. 

  •  BROOKS - Sandy Macy pleases local students in many colorful ways.

    Macy serves Eastside Middle School as a special needs instructor, serving students with moderate to severe needs. She also teaches art based on her own individual skills.

    "My art comes in very handy with my students," she said. "Especially for my non-verbal students."

    Macy earned a Bachelor Degree in Art and a Masters Degree in teaching moderate to severe special needs from the University of Louisville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kimberly Joseph is electrified at being chosen the Bullitt County Public Schools new energy manager.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The chain reaction that is Rachel’s Challenge will link up Monday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m. at Eastside Middle School and Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Bullitt East High School.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The history of graduation ceremonies in Bullitt County have never experienced a more sobering moment.

  •  SANTA ROSA - Noah Curry is a lucky young guy that lived a dream while living another one.

  •  LOUISVILLE - With the Kentucky State Fair opening this week, visitors can get ready for a brand new treat. 

  •  On Aug. 4, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post 777 took a trip to Holiday World to say goodbye to summer.

  •     CLERMONT - Even the US Postal Service has skeletons in the closet, so to speak.
        Clermont postmaster Sandy Perkins found one, of sorts, in the form of a 1948 Postal Laws and Regulations manual.
        Perkins was cleaning out a closet in a spare room of the Clermont Post Office, which is leased by Jim Beam. The former farmhouse was home to may Beam Family members over the years.

  •         Mount Washington resident Benny Hill recently pulled something unusual from his garden—a two and a half-foot banana cantaloupe.
            Even more unusual than the cantaloupe itself was how it was grown.
            The seventy-seven year-old spent weeks nurturing the cantaloupe on his 14-acre property on Ellis Cook Road intravenously.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Visual Artists of Bullitt County’s second annual All-Member Show was recently held at Citizens Union Bank in Mount Washington where artists joined folks from throughout the county for a special reception and awards show. 

  •  Bullitt Central FFA officers were faced with a challenge where they had to work as a team to overcome obstacles on a ropes course. 

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - It may be called the “land of milk and honey,” but, in reality, the community of Mount Washington faces the same thing as communities throughout the world.