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  • PIONEER VILLAGE - It was 200 years ago that a group of seven pioneers gathered to start a Baptist church in a wilderness dotted with rustic log cabins and primitive stone houses in northern Bullitt County.

    Little did they know they were establishing a church that would stand two centuries and become one of the largest congregations in the county.

    As this year marks the bicentennial of Little Flock Ministry Center the church has commemorated the historic milestone with a series of monthly events that began in January.

  •     The Bullitt County Fairgrounds recently played host to the seventh annual Bluegrass 101 festival.

        The event featured a variety of country and bluegrass music from acts such as Cumberland River, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Driving Rain, Kentucky Wind and of course, Bluegrass 101.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 2005 the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has served the best interests of young people within the county court system.

        CASA volunteers are appointed to every case of abuse or neglect in the court system. Currently 62 CASA volunteers are working with 61 children.

        "We're still not meeting half the need in this county," said CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo.

  • The Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign recognizes youth who model a drug-free life. Nominated youths write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process and are chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

    The 2010 VIP youth unveiled their posters at a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Editor’s Note: The following is a story on a seminar held for students during the past school year. It is a perfect way for students to get the year started.

    HEBRON ESTATES - What sparked you to do what you do?

    A panel of adults from all walks of life recently talked with a group of North Bullitt High School students. Part of that discussion was to light a spark in the minds of the juniors and seniors in attendance.

  • CONNECT at Bernheim is a nighttime collision of art, music, science and technology around Lake Nevin. Artists, scientists, naturalists, progressive thinkers and innocent bystanders unite in this celebration of creativity and technology-informed, infused and surrounded by nature.

    CONNECT is Bernheim’s grand invitation for all to experiment, play, dance and dream. One can participate in the madness or simply enjoy the sights and sounds.

    Saturday, Sept. 11 5:52pm - 9:52pm (Two hours before and after sunset). Enter at the Sunset Amphitheatre on Lake Nevin.

  • CLERMONT - A total of 36 Bernheim Middle School students competed in the National Junior Beta Club convention in Louisville.

    Participants were students previously place in the top three in their events at the state level.

    The overall theme of this year’s competition was “Circle of Winners,” playing on a horse racing theme to honor Louisville as the host city.

    Kristina Glidewell’s 24x36 watercolor painting of three race horses coming head on won top honors.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After losing much of his hearing to a massive stroke in 1988 and surviving another one four years later, Mycle Brandy suffered a third stroke in 1997 that rendered his right side paralyzed, confining him to a wheel chair.

        To many, it seemed the 46 -year-old might never fully recover, but Brandy was determined to walk again.

        “It was a hard one to overcome,” Brandy said. “But I’m pretty stubborn.”

  • HILLVIEW - Bullitt County may have a new hidden treasure within its boundaries.

    The new and improved Comfort Inn officially opened featuring the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park.

    Local officials gathered along with Comfort Inn owners for an official ribbon cutting celebration to introduce the water park and hotel updates to the public.

    The 10,000 square foot water park is open 365 days a year. General manager Angel Frizzell said the park was open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room.

  •     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.