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  •  CLERMONT -- Signs of spring are everywhere at Bernheim this month.

    That includes a new traveling exhibit from Morton Arboretum that shines a spotlight on the plight of trees. Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat opens at Bernheim runs through July 5.

    A public opening will be held on April 2.

    The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop trail behind the Visitor Center.

    The Morton Arboretum developed and produced the exhibit in association with the Global Trees Campaign.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—- Bullitt East High School celebrated National FFA Week with a special guest: Central Region Vice President Abrah Meyer.

    Meyer spent the morning teaching the club life lessons like everyone matters, each person is important and, ultimately, valuing other people.

    “It’s been great to see students’ thoughts really just click,” Meyer said. “Seeing it shift from just knowing we should value other people to really committing to do it has been a cool transition.”

  • Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Kentucky! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Kentucky with filming scheduled for April. 

    AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques--from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is bringing the plight of trees to the public’s attention with a new traveling exhibit from The Morton Arboretum.

    Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat opens at Bernheim on March 15 and runs through July 5.

    A public opening will be held on April 2.

    The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop trail behind the Visitor Center.

  •  Bullitt Central High School FFA Chapter participated in the 15th Annual Career & Technical Education Leadership Day in Frankfort.

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Day is presented by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) and is held during National Career and Technical Education Month.

    The 2016 theme is Opportunities for Career Success.

  •  Cedar Grove Elementary students have recently had the opportunity to participate in the DARE program, led by Shepherdsville officer David Smith.

    At the completion of the program, graduation ceremonies were held at the school.

    Brennan Gould and Leah Wells were honored as winners of the DARE Essay Contest for their respective classrooms.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—One is never too young to learn the importance good work ethic.

    Bullitt County Public Schools are providing a way for their elementary-aged students to begin their path to graduating college and career ready by offering work ethic certifications to those students that demonstrate strong work ethic.

  •  CLERMONT – Over the weekend, Bernheim officials, along with representatives from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), briefly recaptured the golden eagle known as Harper.  They assessed the bird’s health and removed the malfunctioning transmitter they had outfitted the raptor with last winter.  

    The public helped name the bird last year with Harper beating the names Ike and Bernie.  Founder Isaac W. Bernheim made his fortune in the whisky business and I.W. Harper was the brand name of his bourbon.  

  •   The Bullitt Central Beta Club led a drive in the community to collect water to be sent to the Flint, Mich., area.

    With the work of the members and with the help of the Bullitt Central community, the group was able to send 47 cases of bottled water and 24 gallon containers of water to help those who have been without water for weeks.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Beta Club is doing their part to assist the families of Flint, Mich., that are dealing with a city water crisis.

  •  FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum’s plans to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 1917 Shepherdsville train wreck were briefly derailed in light of new information.

    Documents were recently discovered in a purchase at a Louisville estate auction by local business owner Gary Gibson.

    The papers Gibson found appeared to be about a separate incident. As he read through he discovered some of the papers were directly connected to the local event.

  •  If you are a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and a high school senior, make sure you return your application by the date mentioned.  If you need an application, you can call Harriet Brooks at 502-543-7816 and request one.

    Some of the other scholarships available through Kentucky Farm Bureau are:

    Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship worth up to $3,000 is for a non-traditional student.  One who plans to continue undergraduate studies at an accredited Kentucky college or university.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to doing the right thing and helping a family in the community that deals with special needs, the Outdoors Without Limits Bernheim Chapter is on the right track.

    The area organization strives to bring the outdoors to those who otherwise could not enjoy due to individual disabilities.

    OWL made it possible for one young man to venture outdoors thanks to the donation of an Action Track Chair, a special form of wheelchair designed with track wheels, like a tank, to allow more individual accessibility.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students at Shepherdsville Elementary recently completed the requirement of the DARE program.

    Besides going through the program, students were required to write a DARE essay.

    Winners were Kileigh Schmidt, Abby Smith and Skylar Reed.

    The graduates were:

  •  Mount Washington Middle School students in Joey Hamilton’s first period seminar class received national exposure for their video response on Channel One News.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could it get any better than a hot meal, fun enrichment activities and extra time with friends? And it’s all free to any Bullitt County residents between the ages of 4-18.

    Shepherdsville Elementary began hosting a Kids Cafe program in November, in conjunction with Dare to Care and a Metro United Way grant provided to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Kids Cafe is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on school days, from 4-5:30 p.m.

  •  The Mount Washington Middle School Girls’ Group recently got together to help show some veterans some love.

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, the girls collected cubed tissue boxes to decorate with colored pictures and encouraging notes for veterans spending the holiday in the VA hospital.

    Bullitt East freshman Brooke Hatfield first volunteered the idea after her older brothers did the project in their church.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary Classroom Intervention instructor Angela Olson was thirsting for a random act of kindness.

    Wanting to make an impact to honor someone’s memory, along with offering a public service project for Roby students, Olson learned of the water donation to Flint, Michigan, being made by Family Day Ministries.

  •  Through February 29, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources.

    It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean.

    If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too.

  •  LOUISVILLE – As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us.