•  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.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP) at Riverview Opportunities Center instructs young parents on how to properly raise their children in a family atmosphere.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Shepherdsville High School class of 1956 gathered for a special 55th anniversary luncheon.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 1993, the Red Crow Indian Council has presented an educational weekend.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The 2011 Bullitt County Relay for Life experienced some of the best weather in its history this year. Most of the sunshine came from the smiling faces wearing purple shirts.

  •  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently received grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS.    

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sleeves of tattoos decorate Bob Cravens’ arms, and a thick, gray beard covers half his face. A tall, burly man, he speaks with strength and certainty that could only result from years of arduous experiences. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two weeks following the most exciting two minutes in sports, Jesus Castanon experienced a similar highlight in just under a minute and 57 seconds.

    Castanon, a Shepherdsville resident and professional jockey, rode the three-year-old colt Shackleford to the lead and then to the wire, winning the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Although media coverage of the Alabama tornado damage lessens as weeks pass by, relief efforts across the nation - and across Bullitt County - remain strong. 

  •  Each day, 15 people die awaiting a life-saving organ transplant.