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  •  Members of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently recognized the week in Kentucky honoring their years of service by doing something for the schools in which they served.

    Members of the local organization gathered at Bullitt Central High School to donate books which will be distributed to various schools in the county.

  •  Dakota Holbrook wants those receiving her hand-made knitted scarves to feel hope for a brighter future in addition to the warmth they provide during the cold.

    The 18 year-old daughter of Melanie and Tim Holbrook has knitted 30 scarves as part of a required senior project for North Bullitt High School.

    Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, Dakota is donating all of her scarves to Shepherd’s Shelter, an agency who advocates for the homeless in Bullitt County.

  •  If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion.

  •  HILLVIEW - In her big moment Norma Whitehead thought about her family more than herself.

    Her shopping list included fries, tater tots and ketchup for her son, and some coffee for her husband.

    The list was actually a plan of attack for her two-minute "Supermarket Sweep" at the Hillview Kroger presented by Forcht Bank.

    Whitehead, a Hillview resident, was drawn from 1,100 entries to participate in the event, according to Forcht Bank market president Jason Stuecker.

    "I only signed up one time," Whitehead said.

  •  Recently, 36 students with the Mount Washington Middle School Band, under the direction of David Bretz, were selected to attend the Tri-State Middle School Honor Band, located at Morehead State University, on Nov. 23..

    Students from Kentucky were joined by those from Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. 

    Nine students were selected for the top ensemble.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the age of technological advancements for individuals, there was no cell phone, nor laptop computer, to store thousands of personal images.

    It was just a generation ago where another artistic form of expression was implemented. Images were actually photographs, and they were printed on film and collected in a book called a photo album.

    Mount Washington resident Norma Jean “Jeanie” Roederer Compton fondly remembers her high school days. She loved taking photographs and always had her camera around.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is getting some sprucing up just in time for the holiday season.

    Members at the Mount Washington United Methodist Church wanted to reach out to the community so they asked Mayor Joetta Calhoun what they could do.

    She mentioned it might be nice to have more landscaping around the welcome signs.

    Tony Jeavens, who is a change leader at the church and president of the Bullitt County Extension office’s Master Gardeners program, volunteered the club to design the additions.

  •  The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  •  Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 16 and/or Saturday, November 23.

    Scouts will be walking neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors the week before so that residents will know which Saturday the collection will be conducted in their area.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or subdivisions streets as additional reminders and to increase public awareness about the food drive.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - The celebration of local veterans began earlier this year with two school events designed to honor and educate.

    Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction Elementary hosted Veterans Day programs with local veterans invited to participate. The programs were sponsored by the schools’ Family Resource Centers.

    Each event included training for 5th grade students provided by Rick Dickerson of Fort Knox, who is also a veteran of the Gulf War and the Cold War.

  •  Thirty members of the Eastside Middle cheerleading team and seven parents volunteered to clean up the streets of Mount Washington during their fall break.

    They collected 12 bags of trash.

    This is the second year the team has participated.

    They also do community service at the Home of the Innocents in Louisville.

  •  HILLVIEW - Gold star mother Theresa Dawn Bowles-Schweizer and her husband John Schweizer have joined Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity to create the “Heroes to Rest” endowment fund to help military families who have occurred funeral costs. 

    Active Heroes will match up to $12,500 into the fund by Nov. 11, 2014.

    Unless a veteran has served at least 7 years of active duty service, they are not qualified for any funeral compensation/coverage. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Recovery is a life-long process. And it’s a lesson inmates enrolled in Bullitt County’s first substance abuse program have been learning since April at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Melissa Gordon, program director, said they were fortunate to secure this program.

    “A majority of convicted felons have drug or alcohol addition,” she said.

    Inmates can apply for this six month-long program in which they learn about parenting, how to live a health life, and good work ethic and social skills.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education, and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) would like to thank all those who participated with the recent C.R.E.W. Weight Loss Competition.

    Each person who registered with this program received a weight loss toolkit that included passes to local fitness centers, information on healthy weight loss strategies, and sample meal plans.

    Over the course of the eight week competition, Bullitt County community members were collectively able to lose a total of 283 pounds.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eastside Middle School teachers finally have a place to call their own. 

    Teachers, staff, students and community members gathered recently for the unveiling of the Ultimate Teacher’s Lounge. Eastside was selected to receive the prize after weeks of voting online. The contest was sponsored by SummitMedia which owns:Lite 106.9, 107.7 The Eagle, New Country Q103.1 and Country Legends 103.9.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Ridgway Memorial Library is a perfect locale for Bullitt County’s Author Faire, and a former local high school teacher hopes to encourage former students to visit and read.

    Gwinn Hahn is among the authors scheduled to participate in the fair, promoting her new book, “Journey to the Past: Willisburg & Tatham Springs,” a work featuring a collection of oral histories.

    The two featured towns are located in Washington County, where Hahn was born. The family eventually moved to Bullitt County.

  • Sometimes you need a little help get by. The Mount Washington Lions Club recently answered that call for the Mount Washington Historical Society.

  •  FFA is at it again, whether it’s spotlighting outstanding members, giving speeches, teaching kids proper safety skills, enjoying the great outdoors, or planning future fun memories. It’s safe to say that we have been busy having great times and breaking out of our comfort zone.

  •  What a GREAT DAY! $4041.00 was raised for the Kentucky Chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The 1st annual golf scramble hosted by Linda's Cafe, which is owned and  operated by Albert &Linda Tinnell and Sonya Humphrey was a huge success.

    We want to THANK everyone who donated their time, money, or prizes. Thank You to the 90 golf participants. You ALL made this successful day possible! 

  •  The U.S. Fire Administration Topical Fire Research findings:

    * In 2010, 357 children younger than 15 died as a result of fires. These children accounted for 10 percent of fire deaths.  The youngest children were especially hard hit with 57 percent of child fire deaths affecting children age 4 or younger. 

    * For children younger than 15 in 2010, exposure to smoke and fire was the second leading cause of non-transportation accidental deaths after drowning.