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  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Congratulations are in order for Bullitt County’s Alexandria Mills.

       Representing the United States in the Miss World pageant, Mills was crowned the 60th Miss World in Sanya, China on Saturday after competing with 115 women from every corner of the globe.

        As 2010 Miss World, Mills will travel the world as an ambassador of the Miss World organization, spreading the pageant’s message of “beauty with a purpose.”

  • FRANKFORT - With just a few days before the Nov. 2, 2010, election, Secretary of State Trey Grayson released, today, an election “Dos and Don’ts” list for Kentucky voters.

    The list is designed to help voters understand Kentucky’s election process and to inform them of helpful hints before they go to the polls on election day.

  •     Carving pumpkins can be a fall family tradition, but as Halloween approaches, hand surgeons from Kleinert Kutz and Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center are warning parents and children to use caution and the appropriate tools when carving pumpkins to avoid potentially serious hand injuries.

     

  •     Despite falling on a Sunday, trick-or-treating in Bullitt County will take place the evening of October 31.

        In recent years some Bullitt cities made decisions to change trick-or-treat night to Saturday to avoid the traditional church day.

        Due to past confusion with the changing of the event, the county and all local cities have determined to allow trick-or-treating on its regular calender day in 2010.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mariann Berkedal may be from Norway, but the former Bullitt East exchange student called Mount Washington her second home and if you asked she would tell you just how much it has meant to her.

        Besides giving her a second family and lifelong friends, Berkedal said her stint in Mount Washington helped her become more confident and independent.

  •     LEBANON JUNCTION - Main Street was the scene of celebration and remembrance on Saturday afternoon as dozens gathered to dedicate the new home of the Lebanon Junction Police Department.

         In honor of those who have served the city, two particular Lebanon Junction families were recognized for their contributions to LJPD.

  • Source:  Deana Reed, extension specialist for 4-H youth development

     

        Free candy, superheroes, princesses, ghouls and goblins, what’s not to like about Halloween?  Children look forward to it from planning that special outfit to vying to get the most candy.

        Creating a costume can be the most fun.  But safety and comfort should be the first two considerations.

  •     FRANKFORT – Before you know it ghosts and goblins will be running in the streets to trick-or-treat and Kentucky State Police want to make sure your kids stay safe this Halloween.

     

        Lt. David Jude, Spokesperson for KSP, says the agency wants the children to have a fun but safe trick or treating experience.

     

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Center for Women and Families Bullitt County branch continues toward its community education goals by hosting a candlelight vigil to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    Fifty participants gathered in the courtyard of the Bullitt County Courthouse to show their respect to the state’s domestic violence victims.

    Founded in 1912 as part of the Louisville YWCA, CWF provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services to victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fifty years ago, if a man wanted a haircut he went to his local barbershop.

        There he could get a trim or a shave from his trusted barber and spend hours hanging out with the guys, catching up on the news of the day.

        Today, if a man wants a haircut he usually goes to a franchise salon where he can get in and out.

        Though franchise operations now dominate the haircutting scene, the old fashioned barbershop is far from extinct.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - In a matter of weeks, members of the Eastside Middle School archery team will pack their bags and head down to Orlando, Fla., where they will compete with archery teams from across the globe in the annual National Archery in the Schools Program World Invitational.

    While the team has competed in several NASP tournaments since becoming the first archery program in Bullitt County Public Schools, this year will mark Eastside’s first World competition.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Companies and employees have been generous in their support over the past eight years for the Metro United Way’s campaigns in Bullitt County.

        But there is so much more potential.

        The task for Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager for Bullitt, Oldham and Shelby counties, and the Bullitt County chapter board is to increase the contributions to meet the ever-growing needs.

  • A Beading Party was held at Freedom Elementary.

    Tina Anderson, the arts and humanities teacher, invited Michala Riggle to speak to students and lead the beading.

    Riggle is dedicated to funding Autism research and has already used the proceeds from beading parties to donate nearly $300,000 to the cause.

    The students enjoyed the party.

  •     LOUISVILLE - Since 2002, the Alma Lesch Memorial Award has been presented annually at the Kentucky State Fair for fiber or textile work using innovation in color or technique. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft administers the award, and is proud to announce that the 2010 Alma Lesch Memorial Award winner is Trish Korte for her piece titled “Red Vessel”. Measuring 10” X 7” X 7”, this felted vessel is made of merino wool and mohair and embellished with glass beads.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the structure of the adult and community education program was altered earlier this summer, there was some concerns.

    However, Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, believes both programs will land on their feet.

    The college has taken over the management of the adult education program, while the Bullitt County Public School System still operates the community education portion.

    “I think I have assembled an excellent team of teachers,” said Miller.

  •     FRANKFORT - After being named one of three finalists for the title of Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, Bullitt East’s Darrell Vincent sat calmly in the Capitol rotunda as he awaited the announcement of the winner yesterday morning.

        The anticipation built as Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday commended all the finalists for their dedication.

        “We appreciate and applaud you,” he said.         

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Throughout the years Martie Korfhage has worked very hard to create a perfect home for her family.

        From cooking great recipes and crafting homemade drapes to using tried and true cleaning techniques, the 86-year-old has a wealth of knowledge she acquired throughout the years and much of it she attributes to the Bullitt County Homemakers.

        Korfhage has been a member of the county’s Cedar Grove Homemaker Club since September of 1949.

  •     Bullitt Central FFA advocated new involvement in the community, outspoken leadership, and agriculture education to strengthen the relationship between FFA and Farm Bureau as well as to prove younger generation’s interest in agriculture.