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  • What better way to get kids fired up for the upcoming K-Prep tests this week than to bring in a couple of hoops stars wearing NCAA championship rings?

    Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock visited Bullitt Lick and Bernheim Middle, as well as Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary on Friday.

    They talked about good grades, bullying and career planning.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE  – Bullitt County employers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Bullitt County youth this summer by participating in the SummerWorks program. 

    SummerWorks, managed by the Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shepherdsville, is seeking to place 100 young adults, ages 16-21, in meaningful jobs with local employers for seven weeks this summer.

  •  Two important ladies in the community were recognized at May’s AARP meeting at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun honored Patty J. Curtsinger for her dedication of donating her time to family and community members through making meals, cutting hair and giving rides to people for the last 30 years.

    Curtsinger, who was choked up by the presentation, thanked everyone for their support for her daughter about 20 years ago when she had to have a liver transport. 

  •  When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs are divided into billable and non-billable costs. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Billable costs are what you have to pay to start college. At a minimum, these costs include tuition and fees. If you’re going to live in school-provided housing, billable costs will also include room and board. These costs are called billable because the school will bill you for them.

  • Camp Shantituck, one of the several Girl Scout Kentiana facilities is located on Cedar Creek at the end of East Hebron Lane where the main entrance is located in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  The old original camp entrance which is now closed was located on Bells Mill road.  In 1928, this site was chosen after 25 sites were surveyed  by the Council of Girl Scouts.  They leased 34 acres from Charlie Taylor, who lived on the property in an area known today as Ivy Grove, as the initial camp.

  •  The Hebron Middle School Drama department prepared students for high school - 1950s style.

    A middle-school-friendly version of the musical “Grease,” featuring the T-Birds, Pink Ladies and other Rydell High School characters, was presented by the department.

    Performers sang and danced to live music while taking patrons back to the past with songs from the era. Props included an actual working 50s street rod made from the hull of a golf cart.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter reminded fellow students about the dangers of drunk driving at prom with a mock funeral.

    This year's event included a funeral procession with a coffin and students in white face makeup. Each of the studetns were taken from a classroom during the school day by the Grim Reaper.

    Shepherdsville Police Ofc. Ken Bernardi read the mock accident report of a drunk driving accident involving the students.

  • NACHOAverage Grill Cheese!!

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    Cruise Coulter

    Robert Hartley 

     

    Description: a nacho master piece all in a grill cheese. Imagine the cheesiest meatiest Mexican nachos with all your favorite toppings all put between two pieces of bread.  

    Recipe:

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby 5th graders made history.

    The school's Literacy Team sponsored a new video project featuring great Americans that were portrayed by 5th grade students.

    The 17-minute video, "Roby's Famous Americans," features photos of historical figures while students read a biographical essay about each.

    Along with the essay, each student's photo appeared in a reenactment of one of their famous figure's photographs. The two images were placed side-by-side at the end of each biography.

  •  In a hot gymnasium on a day celebrating student accomplishments, Zoneton Middle School gave others a warm feeling.

    The ZMS Green Team hosted a penny war at the school, raising $139.27 for Project Warm, a non-profit organization that helps families reduce energy costs in their homes.

    Green Team sponsor and science teacher Carissa Argueta presented a check during a school pep rally to Project Warm representative Mari Griffin.

  •  LOUISVILLE --Allen’s Logging LLC of Shepherdsville, was recently honored as the 2013 Kentucky Logger of the Year at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) 49th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark Spalding with the Kentucky Division of Forestry Central Region office nominated Allen for the award.  In addition to a plaque recognizing their achievement, a Stihl chainsaw was also presented to the Gussy Allen and was sponsored by the Kentucky Tree Farm Committee. 

  •  Members of Mount Washington United Methodist Church observed the Holy Week of Easter with a presentation of the Living Supper on Thursday.

    The play, “The Living Supper: Lineage”, took the audience on a journey through the Bible meeting important figures such as Eve, David and Ruth.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--For the second year in a row, the Bullitt County Extension Homemakers have taken a special-type of volunteering into their own hands.

    Clubs such as Sew Busy, Heritage Homemakers, Cedar Grove, Crafty Ladies and the Crazy Quilters all participated in making little red dresses for the Go Red for Women Luncheon in May.

    This year Bullitt County made a total of 40.

    President of the local Homemakers, Linda Ellis, said  the ladies enjoy coming up creative ways to construct a dress.

  •  Bill Harned presented a check to Verna Jennetta for $1,500.

    The Mount Washington AARP chapter presented the check to Community Ministries.

    "Thank you so much. There are so many people that come in who need help, Jennetta said. 

    The club's goal is to give 14 percent more than in the previous year. Last year, the club raised almost $10,000 for local charities.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary fifth graders had an opportunity to wax poetic like historical figures.

    The school hosted a history wax museum with students playing the roles of important historical figures.

    Each student selected their figure, researched their biography information, then wrote and performed a monologue while dressed as the figure.

    Alex Duncan selected Walt Disney based on her love of cartoon movies.

    "The most movies I watch are animated and he basically invented animation." Duncan said.

  • HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.