•  CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  •  LOUISVILLE – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School principal Lee Barger quoted President Abraham Lincoln: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who gets me a book I haven’t read yet.”

    Understanding the importance of books and reading, especially on an influential student, led to unique donations to a local student through the school in association with Journey Christian Church.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Tyler Kahl recently celebrated a pretty important milestone when he graduated from Bullitt East High School.

    But he also got to fulfill a lifelong dream.

    On a recent Monday morning, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Eric Butler and his crew got to fulfill one of Tyler's biggest dreams-- to ride in a fire truck.

    Wearing his yellow fireman's hat, Kahl was in the front seat and got to sound the siren on several occasions during his 20-minute ride.

    Upon returning, Kahl was given the opportunity to fight a fire or two.

  • Several high school students will get a unique look inside the world of business and economics during the annual IUS Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy.

                Bullitt Central High School sophomores Isaac Mitchell and Karie Skelton could collaborate with North Bullitt High School youth Mallory Miles, Matthew Cummings, Rebecca Vogt, Kaitlyn Sohl, Amanda Pennington, Rhyne Newton, Chanse McKenzie and Victoria Ernspiker as well as numerous other high school students in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  •  It was a banner year for local fire departments as all participated in the WHAS Crusade for Children. In all, almost $6 million was generated in Kentuckiana for special needs programs.

    Of that, Bullitt County fire departments generated over $174,000 -- of which, all will be returned to the community in the form of grants to organizations like the school system.

    Zoneton Fire Department collected $87,029.37, which again placed them among the top five fire agencies in Kentucky.

  • Bullitt East High School engineering students involved in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) performed very well on this year’s End Of Course (EOC) exams.

                The EOC exam for the engineering course is a norm referenced test similar to AP course exams. The scale is from 0-9 with 0-3 considered basic; 4-7 considered proficient; and 8-9 considered advanced which is comparable to K-PREP’s distinguished classification.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - In the shadows of a thriving business park, located on what once was ample farmland, locals will again be able to acquire farm products.

    A new Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market has been established, located at 172 Buffalo Run Rd. off of Cedar Grove Rd. near the House of Quilts.

    The market will be available every third Saturday of the month through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  •  Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

    The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way’s focus on education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a better life for all.

  •  The Bullitt County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:


    Church Sites

    Victory Baptist Church, 4420 Ridge Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

  •  Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden.

    Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering devices can also reduce watering frequency. Just make sure to test their effectiveness before leaving town. Or consider a one-time investment in a drip irrigation system designed for container gardens.

  • HILLVIEW - When the city of Hillview gets rolling, it has a good time.

    The city hosted its first annual Bike Fair at the city's government center and skate park.

    The event included a bike parade through part of the city, as well as bike auctions, food, music, bouncies and hours of fun in the skate park.

    Hillview Police officers provided safety advice while also helping guests with safety gear and bike repairs.

  •  Bullitt Lick Middle School students in Matt Smith’s Exceptional Child Education Extended School Services MSD unit recently took a field trip to the Hillview Wal-Mart in a customized eight-passenger van courtesy of the WHAS 11 Crusade for Children.

    “They have been waiting a while for this ride and are very excited it is here,” Smith smiled as students boarded the vehicle.

  •  ZONETON - Maybe middle school students would get into Shakespearian theatre more if it wasn’t for those long drives during field trips.

    Thanks to the Louisville-based Kentucky Shakespeare and its education program, the field trip can come to the schools.

    Zoneton Middle recently hosted artists Megan Massie and Tony Milder to the school, where they performed “Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare,” a conglomerate of scenes from three plays including “Macbeth,” “The Tempest” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  •   North Bullitt High School senior Mindy Greenwell, 17, and sophomore Miranda Keedy, 14, have been honored by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for their eco-art.

    The youth were recognized with framed plaques by DEP Director Larry C. Taylor and KY EXCEL Coordinator John Eisiminger during a ceremony in the NBHS College and Career Center Café.

    “By creating such beautiful works of art out of recyclable materials, you have raised awareness about the necessity of environmental conservation,” Taylor noted.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.

  • It was a time to reflect.

    It was a time to celebrate.

    And it was a time to honor the men and women who serve the community as members of the Zoneton Volunteer Fire Department.

    On this particular day, the spotlight was on Station 2 in Brooks, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary.

    More specifically, it was a time to honor Maj. Garry Key, a volunteer who has spent over 30 years with the department.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary students looked professional for their guests during a Career Day event hosted in the school library.

    Instructor Tina Contreras said the participating students developed both listening and speaking skills while planning the event, which included area business representatives.

    Business participants included Simplex Grinnell engineer Mike Clark, cheerleading gym owner Samantha Alongi, Susan Estes with the Kentucky Education Association and Rep. Linda Belcher.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES -- JROTC students at North Bullitt High School recently had the opportunity to hear some words of wisdom about their future from a pair of high-ranking Marine Corps officials.

    Major General Mark A. Brilakis, the highest ranking officer to ever speak at North Bullitt, was joined by Sgt. Major Samuel Heyward Jr.

    Cadets in the North Bullitt program were able to hear some of the experiences of both recruiting command officers.

    Both are based at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command at Quantico, Va.