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  •  It just so happened that the New Lenses photography group was in the Shepherdsville First Street Park on a recent Wednesday evening when the skies began to light up.

    Club vice president Charles Myers caught this lightning strike.

     

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  •  CLERMONT - Each year Camp Crooked Creek plays host to unique activities for children who ordinarily do not receive such an opportunity.

  •  Students/members/cheerleaders of Cheer-Bling’ Sports Ministry have been earning free Technology/Recreational Equipment or Cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Eighty-four high school juniors from 54 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 27th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

  •   Nearly 50 local students recently participated in the Engineers of Tomorrow’s week-long FIRST Robotics summer day camp at Mount Washington Middle School.

  •  At the end of the last school year, Mount Washington Elementary student Ryan Robertson treated his classmates to a special exhibition in the school yard.

  •   LOUISVILLE - Each year, thousands of fans fill Cardinal Stadium for a great line-up of chart-topping artists performing in the Kentucky State Fair’s free concert series. And, each August, the Kentucky State Fair Board makes it a priority to offer a Free Concert Series for a variety of musical tastes.

  •  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.