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  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president who made his mark doing things to help other Americans.

        He was also a president who overcame disabilities to lead the nation.

        David Strange, director of the Bullitt County History Museum, said Roosevelt never wanted any credit or praise for his acts.

        Yet, that act of public service is sometimes lacking.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A semblance of stability in a secure location has allowed the Center for Women and Families to steadily increase services for Bullitt County.

        A local advisory council, along with increased security by local police, have also helped CWF maintain focus in assisting area clients.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest will be held on Sept. 11. 

        Contestants must be 15 years old, but not have reached 19 years old by January 1, 2011.

        They must be a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and must submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - From telling stories about the time he saw a bear in C. C. Camp to the time he saw his commanding officer killed in World War II to the sweet story of the love he shares with his family, Covington Harper’s voice is like silk spun in a slow Southern drawl beckoning from his hometown near Savannah, Ga.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library’s three part summer concert series is in full swing after kicking off in June.

    Recently the library hosted two of Kentucky’s most accomplished musicians for a concert and educational workshop at the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville.

    Award winning fiddlers, multi-instrumentalists, music educators and composers Daniel and Amy Carwile delighted patrons

    with their wide range of musical talents as they played a variety of string music and offered basic fiddle instructions.

  • Ms. Freda lets me know that First of All she wants to thank Doctor Brockman. He has done so much for me and I am eternally gratefully to him. She also wants to mention that he has three locations, St. Matthew, New Albany and Jeffersonville, and that he has 17 years of experience in eye surgery and is also a managing partner of the John Kenyon Eye Center.

    For all that he has done. Ms Freda comments that if it wasn’t for him she would not be able to work, go to church or any other activities that she now does. She had cataracts so bad that she was almost blind.

  • BROOKS - The hard hats worn by the Brooks faculty and staff was a sign to show they are truly working to build an entire community.

    That was the theme portrayed at the Brooks Elementary open house, the first time students and parents were allowed inside the new facility.

    The event was also the first time for teachers to meet face-to-face with the many students redistricted from other schools.

    Principal Cheri Lineweaver greeted as many guests as possible. She said the event allowed for building familiarity.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the new director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Freida Howe is eager to try some new things and to re-energize some current programs.

    Howe, who joined as executive assistant in February, took over in July as the new executive director by the Chamber Board effective July 1.

    Howe replaces Kristie Walls, who stepped down to accept another job.

    Joining Howe as executive assistant is Helen Hill, a retired employee of Publishers Printing.

  • Dr. Mark E. Lynn joins forces to break record, raises $1.6 million at 47th Annual Ham Breakfast

    LOUISVILLE - Dr. Mark E. Lynn, a Louisville optometrist and owner of Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, joined forces with Bernard Trager of Republic Bank & Trust Co., to raise a record $1.6 million at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair Grand Champion Ham auction. The auction is part of the annual ham breakfast sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • LOUISVILLE - Through the Kentucky State Fair’s new initiative to attract and involve more youth, the Young Adult Project (YAP), two new competitions have been launched this year: the Kentucky State Fair Songwriters Contest and the Kentucky State Fair Battle of the Bands competition. Both are designed to feature the talents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana young adults, ages 14-20.

  • CLERMONT - Drawing its name from the Japanese sound for “chit-chat”, Pecha Kucha Nights encourage exciting but short lectures. Creative presenters will have a mere 400 seconds to present a visual idea under the theme “Mother Nature told me to tell you this.”

    Each participant then has 20 images at 20 seconds each to wow you with a story.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Corn and cucumbers and peppers, oh my!

        Locals recently had the opportunity to purchase all this and more at the city’s first ever farmer’s market, sponsored by the Mount Washington Main Street Committee.

        Over 250 people gathered for the inaugural event held on the parking lot between First Federal and Peoples Bank Mount Washington on Bardstown Road where vendors sold truck loads of fresh, local produce.

  • The first Heart and Soul Gospel Jubilee was held recently at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Groups such as The Turner Family and Blood Bought performed for crowds throughout the day.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce that Whitney Wurzel has joined the staff as the Youth and Family Programs Manager.

    Wurzel will create and implement educational nature programs for children and families, including Bernheim’s ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative. She will also arrange and coordinate school groups that visit Bernheim throughout the year.

  •     LOUISVILLE - Get a taste of almost every musical genre at the Kentucky State Fair this year.  Rock, pop, hip-hop, bluegrass, alternative, country and praise music will keep fairgoers of any age entertained each night.

         The following concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium, free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

        Joan Jett - Thursday, August 19

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Bullitt County school will soon open with the hope of offering a positive and alternative Christian-based education.

    Heart of Worship Christian Academy is now enrolling students for its inaugural school year, scheduled to begin Sept. 7.

    A core group of local Christians have worked together in establishing a quality educational program based on both college prep skills and strengthening Christian lifestyles.

  •     The following pages were released as part of Keith Davis' annual performance review and evaluation by the Bullitt County Public School Board.

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    Superintendent Evaluation Forms Part 1: Performance Standards

    Part 1. Performance Standards

    Standard 1:  LEADERSHIP AND DISTRICT CULTURE

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Transitioning from one grade to the next can be a difficult experience for any student, but when added to the prospect of having to attend a new school, with new teachers and new classmates, the

    experience can be downright scary.

       As the new school year swiftly approaches, hundreds of elementary students in Bullitt County’s east end will not be returning to the schools they attended last year.

  • LEXINGTON -- This summer the Kentucky Center hosted over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth in the heart of the Bluegrass, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 20- July 10.

    During their three-week stay, 224 student artists from 47 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gospel music will fill the air on Saturday in the First Street Park in Shepherdsville.

    Heart and Soul will host the Gospel Music Jubilee from Noon until 5 p.m.

    The Pioneer News, along with WJCR, will co-sponsor this first-time event.

    There will be free admission for the afternoon of singing. A love offering will be taken.

    Heart and Soul will be just one of the performing groups.

    Others scheduled to take the stage include The Turner Family, Jackie Dixon, Blood Bought, Heavenly Reign and The McCoys.