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  •  In recognition of its achievement of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

    The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  •  The Mountain City Cruisers donated $2,000 worth of toys and supplies to the Angel Tree.

    For 10 years, the group has hosted the “Cruising for Santa” car show at ValuMarket to raise the money. They are also running the car shows during the spring and fall festivals. The team also donated $2,000 to local food ministries.

    “Everything we do is strictly for the community,” member Ted Cook said. “If it wasn’t for the community [donating door prizes, etc.], we couldn’t do it.”

  •  Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 96th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2015.

    The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Bullitt County student, Lilly Mooney, was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a home-schooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. Her project, “Popular Pawpaws,” explored the nutritional benefits of this lesser-known fruit.

    She was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

  •  Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  •   Bullitt County Public Schools have been named to the College Board’s 6th annual National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The district is one of only six in Kentucky to achieve the honor.

    Superintendent Keith Davis cited a dynamic and tenacious work ethic of those involved with AP classes at the secondary level of education.

  •  BEREA -- On Saturday, Nov. 28, Jason Kelty, of Shepherdsville, will demonstrate stone carving from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

    Kelty has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with a focus of stone carving, from the University of Kentucky. 

  •  In preparation for the upcoming construction of the school, Mount Washington Elementary volunteers helped ensure the school grounds were to par.

    The stone dedicating the benches to the bus drivers was moved into storage to prevent anything from breaking it.

    The Mccafferty and Ousley families also helped move mulch to the playground to fill in low spots to help make the area safer for the kids.

  • The following video was produced by Bullitt East students to recognize just a few of their many achievements over the years in celebration of their recent top ten high school rank in the state of Kentucky.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON – A few local companies have given one Mount Washington family a big reason to be thankful this season.

    Travis Holbert, a fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary, has cerebral palsy.

    “Everything in the head just works great,” his mom, Melissa Hembree, said. “It’s them limbs that don’t want to do what he wants them to.”

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - What might seem like a sad farewell became a very happy celebration at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Employees gathered to host a party at the main branch offices to honor the careers of 10 long-time employees who will retire from the company in December.

    Earlier this year the community received official word that First Harrison Bank, based in Corydon, Ind., would take over The Peoples Bank branches.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Student participation led to a revolutionary educational event for the public.

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College hosted its second annual Revolutionary War Day.

    The event included an authentic 18th Century meal prepared by the school faculty, along with presentations by lecturers dressed in period costume discussing clothing, battle maneuvers, slavery and other timely topics.

  •  CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest announced that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of the more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest. 

    Partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private landowners were critical to the acquisition.

  •  The Bullitt County CASA program recently gave a big shout out to eBay Enterprise as the company made a donation of $3,400 to the local organization. 

    These funds will go directly to help abused and neglected children of Bullitt County.

    Patricia Wells of eBay, located on Omega Parkway, presented the check to the CASA staff.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - A group of dedicated Bullitt Countians wants everyone to know that when times are tough, there’s always hope.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County is a non-profit organization striving to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in the area.

    “We’ve recently applied for a 501-c-3 tax-exempt grant,” said state Rep. Linda Belcher, who serves as a HOPE board member working with services.

  •  HILLVIEW - Bullitt County Public Schools have made great efforts in recent years to educate students and honor military veterans, especially on Veterans Day.

    Overdale Elementary is among the first of the schools to present an annual Veterans Day program, inviting all veterans and families to attend the celebration.

    Students presented the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance as well as other military-related songs. Some students read thank you letters to the veterans.

  •  The Bullitt County Assessment Team is working on the Community Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment Survey for Bullitt County. If you live, work, or play here in Bullitt County, your input is requested.

    Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey! We are hoping to complete 1000 or more surveys for Bullitt County.

    We have this survey online and in paper copy as well. For information, as well as suggestions for places to host paper copies, call 955-5355.

  •  LEXINGTON – A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 20-Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.