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  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things got a little cheesy in Bullitt East High’s culinary arts class recently.

    To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week, Katy Kendrick hosted a grilled cheese cook-off.

    The cook-off let groups of students work together to build the perfect grilled cheese that was later judged by Charger staff.

    The sandwich had to include a bread, a cheese, a spread and presentation mattered.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 1919, following The Great War, the U.S. Congress chartered the American Legion with the intent to focus services on veterans and service members, as well as communities.

    By 1929, Bullitt County had its own American Legion established, which was Post 157 based in Shepherdsville.

    The tradition of offering assistance to veterans and their families, current military members and the surrounding community continues today, all centered around the Post headquarters located on Old Preston Highway and Cedar Grove Road.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the organization was chartered over 41 years ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 has been an active member of the community.

    Through the years, the Post and its Ladies Auxiliary have been known to provide many services to eligible veterans and their families over the years.

    A bump in the road was experienced earlier this year but new commander Jimmy Anderson sees a bright future of the organization.

  •   LEBANON JUNCTION -- Each Memorial Day, over 100 flags show up on the graves of veterans in the Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

    Those flags are placed in love by members of the Veterans of Foreign War.

    “I really don’t think people know what we do, but they’re going to miss us when we’re gone,” commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

    The VFW Post 8293 serves not only Lebanon Junction, but surrounding areas such as Boston and Belmont.

  •  Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    By winning the high school bracket as well as the overall bracket, she received a Certificate of Recognition, a cash award and her work will be published in the council’s compendium of winners.

    Casey has been invited to a book-signing banquet where she will read her piece to the audience and sign the first editions. 

  • BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students from Eastside Middle School gave a local organization something to cheer about.

    Members of the Eastside Cheerleading squad organized a schoolwide donation drive for HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere) in Bullitt County, an organization dedicated to assisting homeless community members.

    The cheerleaders delivered over 1,500 items to HOPE officials at their new resource center at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  •  A great group of volunteers from the Sabert Corporation in Hillview came out to the Active Heroes military family retreat center on Friday, April 22.

    Even though the conditions were less than superb, several volunteers showed up to work. The group came to volunteer on Earth Day, so they focused on a project that involved helping the environment.

  •  Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

    Senior Thomas Curtsinger was awarded First Place in the category of Personal Finance.

    The team of seniors Katie Montgomery, Isaac Mitchell and Alex Price earned First Place in Sports and Entertainment Management.

    Junior Noah Fleitz and senior Sydney Shepherd took Fourth Place for Webpage Design. Noah also secured a Fifth Place trophy for Networking Concepts.

  •   FRANKFORT – Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles Snavely today announced student energy projects from six Kentucky school districts have received top honors from the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and three student energy teams have earned national NEED awards.

  •  Jerry Roberts of North Bullitt High School was honored for his artwork.

    Each year, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie holds an art contest in conjunction with the national competition.

    Winners are selected from each county in Guthrie’s Second Congressional District. 

    There are three overall winners.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Crossroads Elementary set sail for the seas in “Pirates! The Musical.”

    Directed by new music teacher Kristopher Hunt, the show followed a ship of singing pirates on their journey to deal with a stowaway. The King of the High C’s, with the help of characters like Bluebeard, Greenbeard, Yellowbeard and the No Beards chorus, taught the stowaway what it takes to be a pirate before sending her to be with the prisoners below deck.

  •  Spring break is behind us.

    That means it time to start thinking about summer day trips!

    We are fortunate to have many quality attractions within just a short drive from us.

    There are four that I recommend if you’re on a budget or have time constraints. 

    The Indianapolis Zoo is home to more than 320 species and 3,800 animals. I am impressed by their marine mammals – polar bear, walrus, seals, and sea lions.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—At first glance, Leighanne Hastie looks like a regular 3-year-old.

    “Day to day, if you look at Leighanne, she looks like a normal little girl,” her mom, Heather, said. “She goes to gymnastics class on Mondays and she likes to go to her Bible class. She doesn’t look like a sick kid or one that has a disability.”

    The only difference comes in the form of a neurological disorder called epilepsy, which causes the toddler to have daily seizures.

  •  The Mount Washington Middle Pre-AP Advisory Committee and Principal’s Roundtable met recently for a World Tasting Event.

    Students were invited to try foods inspired by countries across the globe, including calamari from Italy, sushi from Japan and quiche from France.

    During the tasting, students were encouraged to use their phones to research more information about the countries.

  •  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials with the Bullitt County Public School System are in the nation’s capitol today to accept a prestigious program that has saved millions of dollars over the past nine years.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bullitt County Public Schools with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  •  U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited local schools and brought his discussion on the U.S. government.

    Among the schools he visited on the latest trip was Zoneton and Eastside Middle and Cedar Grove Elementary.

    Normally Guthrie visits elementary classes but he had a special invitation to visit the middle school.

    Cierra Williams, an eighth grader at Zoneton, wrote to Guthrie several months ago and asked him to share his experience as a congressman. Students were able to listen and then ask questions.

  •  CLERMONT -- The celebration of trees continues through July at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    But there are also a lot of other spring activities.

    Discovery Stations

    Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of plant, animal, and nature activities will be set up daily during Spring Break between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center for families to explore at their leisure and at no cost.

    Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists will also be on hand to help bring each Discovery Station to life!