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  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - As if serving his country in uniform wasn’t enough, Iraq War veteran and local resident Troy Yocum, 33, is devoting his life to helping military families in financial need. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of a celebration of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana held an open house recently at Camp Shantituck.  Dozens of longtime volunteers and Girl Scout alumnae gathered for the event. They joined several troops of girls to sing traditional camp songs and share fond camp memories.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It began innocently enough several years ago.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - You’ve heard the popular high school graduation sayings such as “spread your wings” and “soar to new heights.” For many, one of the most important aspects of graduation is entering college and leaving the nest. But what happens when college students must fly back to their nests during the summer months? 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Like Valley Forge just before Washington crossed the Delaware, Bullitt County is experiencing the emergence of numerous tents in the name of America’s freedom.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Five local students have earned scholarships through the Farm Bureau.

    Rachel Thacker, a senior at Bullitt Central High School; Jessica Carver, Carly Coulter and Christopher Blake Laytham, all seniors at Bullitt East High School; and Forrest Miller, a senior at North Bullitt High School, are the 2012 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau.

    Thacker received a $1,000 Bullitt County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Scholarship while Carver, Coulter, Laytham and Miller each received a $2,000 Bullitt Count Farm Bureau Scholarship.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - You have some old limbs you need to get rid of at your home. You don’t want to wait until your garbage hauler makes his rounds next week. So, you decide to burn it.

  •  Since President Clinton signed the bill on May 31, 1994 establishing National Men’s Health Week, health organizations have placed special emphasis on educating the public about men’s health issues the week of Father’s Day.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nineteen high school students made high level academics part of their summer activities as 2012 Governor’s Scholars.

  •  CLERMONT - What could perhaps be described as the collision of fine art and nature was recently unveiled during a public ceremony at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. 

  •  BROOKS - For Betty Whitt, there has been a long-term push to get more community awareness of the talented artists who live in the Bullitt County area.
     As owner of Small Town Gallery, with her husband, Dennis, Whitt knows there is plenty of talent. The question is how to get it in front of the public.
     Being a member of the Bullitt County Arts Council, Whitt has been pushing for more shows.

  •  The Vine Hill Baptist Church annual car show brought out a lot of vehicles and a lot of spectators last Saturday. The event was held at the church on Highway 245 in Clermont.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Career Readiness Center was created for the 2011-2012 school year and hosted 30 freshman and 30 sophomores with a strong interest in a skilled trade.

  •  A group of 12 volunteers from Southcentral A/V joined in with a crew from Royal Landscaping and Options Unlimited to plant trees and flowers at the building on Castlerock Drive.

    Everyone did a great job and enjoyed a beautiful day.

    Options is celebrating its 25-year anniversary by putting in a garden area for the Day Program participants to enjoy.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Memorial Day weekend leaned toward the artistic side in Bullitt County.

    An outdoor afternoon event hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council took place at Shepherdsville City Park, showcasing numerous styles of activities and arts associated with the organization.

    BCAC hosted the event to help raise awareness of the organization, while celebrating its goal of reaching 150 friends on its Facebook page.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Youth age 18 and under are welcome to participate in the annual Bullitt County Public Schools summer food services program.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION – Two years after Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to close the Lebanon Junction swimming pool local residents now have a new place to beat the heat.

    The Lebanon Junction Spray Park, located at the old pool site behind Lebanon Junction Elementary School on Highway 61, opened Memorial Day weekend.

    Local resident Trista Crooks, 26, and her two daughters, Darvey Sanders, 9, and Lucy Crooks, 5, have visited the spray park twice since it opened.

    Crooks said her family misses the pool, but she said the spray park is a nice alternative.

  •     CLERMONT - Celebrate National Trails Day at Bernheim on Saturday, June 2.            

        The first Saturday of every June is designated as National Trails Day in the United States. On this day every year more than a million hikers, walkers and others take part in thousands of events nationwide in celebration of America’s trails.             

  •  NEW YORK – Those tempted to kick off summer by getting a “base tan” should be aware that there is no such thing as a safe, healthy or protective tan.

    The misconception that a base tan will protect the skin is dangerous; even for those who never burn, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can lead to skin aging (including wrinkles, lines and age spots) as well as skin cancer. In fact, about 65 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with sun exposure.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has become the first in Kentucky to be designed as one which will honor those who earned Purple Hearts in combat.