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  •  FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman has announced the promotion of Jennifer “Jay” Bell to assistant supervisor of District 16, which is one of four supervision districts in Jefferson County. 

  •  FRANKFORT - Rita Muratalla, principal of Zoneton Middle School was installed as president-elect of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) during KASA’s 2011 Annual Summer Institute in Louisville on July 15, 2011. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Forty-five years ago, Thomas Holtkamp’s wife needed seat covers for her chairs, so, naturally, he mastered the craft of seat weaving. 

  •  The Wal-Mart store near Hillview had an official reopening ceremony Friday to draw attention to its remodeling project.

    As part of the ceremonies, the store gave away $1,000 checks to nine area organizations, including the Hillview Police, Zoneton Fire and North Bullitt High School JROTC.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - When young woman join the Girl Scouts of America they pledge to make the world a better place and use resources wisely. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Swannie Jett, director of Bullitt County Health Department, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and will formally assume those duties July 2011 at the Association’s annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The risks of obesity that garner the most attention are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, many lesser-known—but no less severe— risks arise with weight gain.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A winding gravel road leads to Diana Colgate’s house and as dust settles around a car’s tires, a cat walks out from behind a tree. The house, which sits on 10 acres, has a white wrap-around porch and colorful shutters. 

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - The crowds came out during beautiful weather to celebrate good food and fun times at the annual St. Benedict Catholic Church summer picnic.

    Fried chicken dinners were available in the old school basement, with game booths and bouncies outdoors.

    This was the second year for the return of the picnic to the LJ community.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School students showed off their various artistic talents during a student showcase.

  •  The Boy Scouts of Shepherdsville Troop 868 returned last Saturday from a 15-day trip across Tennessee that included a week of tent camping at Boy Scout Camp Buck Toms near Knoxville.  Eighteen scouts and four scoutmasters departed Shepherdsville on Saturday, June 11, for a week of touring and sightseeing prior to a week of resident camping.  

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the second and final year, youth from churches across the state and around the country recently visited Bullitt County on a mission to share their faith and experience the spiritual growth that comes from helping others. 

  •  LOUISVILLE - On the morning of the Kentucky Lottery’s 50/50 Split The Pot Raffle drawing (June 10), Bullitt County resident Nickey Egnor remembered she hadn’t bought a ticket for the game. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sixth grader, Ethan Rice, 11, was recently named the 2011 Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association/ American Association of Retired People Grandparent of the Year essay contest winner.

    Rice, joined by his parents and grandparents, was proclaimed the winner during a special BCRTA luncheon and meeting held at Mount Washington United Methodist Church. 

    The annual contest highlights relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren. 

  •   Sporting an array of vibrant colors, a dozen young ladies were recently initiated into the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Mount Washington Assembly during a special event held at the Salt River Masonic Lodge. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you been thinking on what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Have you thought about a tie, a pair of socks, or a shirt? Why not give a gift that can make a difference to the whole family - a weather radio.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Teamwork leads to success on the ball field. But it can also lead to success for local homemakers. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Rice has a new set of favorite numbers: 12:01:52. The digits mark the amount of time it took him to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles, while breathing the thin mountain air of St. George, Utah. 

  •  Paula Gibson celebrated her retirement on May 28 with a party at Paroquet Springs Convention Center.

    Her husband, Gary, made sure she rode in on a horse and carriage with her daughter.

    “I am very excited to be retired,” Paula said. “But I absolutely loved working in the court system.”

    Paula was administrative assistant for family court. Before that, she was in driver’s license, small claims, and probate courts. She worked for the system for 28 years.