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  • Barb Plenge, director of Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program, recently received notification of TAPP having been awarded a Quality Care Mini-Grant from Rural KIPDA Community Early Childhood Council.

    Located at Riverview High School, the TeenAge Parenting Program’s Wee Care Child Development Center has met quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure earning a STAR rating.

  • Beginning Jan. 5, novel H1N1 influenza vaccine will be available to the general public at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shots are available on Tuesday from 1-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    These clinics are open to all persons six months of age and older wanting the H1N1 vaccination.

    Please wear a short-sleeve shirt for your convenience. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • The Harshaw Trane Foundation has donated $5,000 to Head Start and Preschool needs at Nichols Elementary School.

    Harshaw Trane Vice President of Finance Richard Pickren presented the check to Superintendent Keith Davis January 11 at the central office in Shepherdsville.

    The foundation has requested the funds be used to provide two classrooms with interactive white boards for schools that do not have them at a cost of $4,000.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - They hope they are on target for a very successful musical career.

        The Mount Washington teens form the band Bullet, which recently won a Battle of the Band contest at Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville.

        With the win, the battle’s sponsor, Gorilla Music Productions of Cleveland, Ohio, is offering the band $500 and 20 hours of free studio time.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite his illness, the guest of honor didn’t seem to mind the pain.

    Damon Sanders enjoyed himself during a special Red Cross blood drive in his honor at Shepherdsville City Hall.

    Damon was diagnosed with leukemia and T-cell lymphoma on Oct. 14. His mother, Shannon, said a seven-inch tumor in Damon’s chest cavity caused his heart to move and filled his lungs with fluid.

    Damon’s grandfather, Dale McKinney, is an American Legion Post 157 member. The post first hosted a fundraising event for Damon in November.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - One man’s improbable dream successfully became the final chapter of his legacy.

    Jim Davis, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer one year ago.

    In that time Davis created a drive to collect 100,000 donated books for Appalachian libraries. He said the idea came to him after viewing a television documentary on struggling libraries in eastern Kentucky.

  • Speaking for Nature: Introduction to the Art and Science of Interpretation

    Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. ee" noon at the Education Center; members $20 per person; Non-members $30 per person; registration required

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you listened to the pageant emcee who makes an announcement when the final two contestants are standing on stage.

    Part of that discussion talks about the first runner-up being responsible for taking the title in case the winner is not able to fulfill her duties.

    That happened for Kayla Reynolds.

    This weekend could become Bullitt County’s chance to dominate Kentucky’s pageant spotlight.

    Reynolds will represent the area as Miss Bullitt County Fair 2009 in the 2010 Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant at the Galt House.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Drug Task Force coordinator Kenny Hardin was selected as the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    Hardin received a plaque during the December PIP meeting. He called the award “certainly unexpected.”

    Jaime Goldsmith, Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator, nominated Hardin for the award.

  •     CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School students learned that movies with high-tech tricks and vampire-related themes can’t hold a candle to a well-told story.

        The students were visited by Roberta Simpson Brown, the “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

        Brown is a retired teacher and published author as well as a professional storyteller. She learned her craft growing up in Russell Springs. She has performed throughout the country at various festivals and workshops.

  • Alyssa Phelps won the honor of throwing a pie at the face of Mrs. Hutchison recently.

    Her innocent look contrasts to the look of the Shepherdsville Elementary teacher who just took the pie to the face.

    It was all in good fun as the school collected over 1,800 jars of peanut butter to be sent off for the Haitian relief efforts.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - This ValentineDay is going to be a historic event for many couples in Mount Washington.

    Mount Washington’s Lloyd House Museum is currently under construction and in need of some serious repairs before it can be made available for public enjoyment.

    In an effort to get things up and running for the community, the Mount Washington Historical Society in collaboration with the Kettle Creek Restaurant are hosting a fund raising luncheon.

    It will be held at Kettle Creek on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 11am to 2pm.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 12th annual Valentine Gala, a fund-raiser for the Bullitt-Spencer County service center of the American Red Cross, will return on Saturday, Feb. 13.

        The annual event will again be held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

        The theme for the night is An Evening Celebrating Our Armed Forces. The Wulfe Pack will provide music from 9 p.m. until midnight.

  • Valentine’s Dinner with Your Sweetheart: An Evening Among the Stars

    Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14

    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Visitor Center

        Members, $120.00 per couple; Non-members, $150.00 per couple

    Reservation and payment deadline, Monday, February 8: (502) 955-8512

        Plan now for a romantic dinner with your special someone and enjoy a magical evening in Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s enchanting Visitor Center.

  •     LOUISVILLE - The McConnell Training and Technology Center (MTTC) will host a Wired65 Entrepreneurial Networking Seminar next month. The seminar will take place at 1:00 pm on February 11 at MTTC’s Industry Road location. All 50 seats are available first-come first-serve at no cost. Those interested must register for the event at .

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the recession how many Bullitt Countians remain one hardship away from homelessness?

    The Shepherd’s Shelter provides services to assist with such hardships, though the needs continue to grow for both the organization and its clients.

    Formed in 2001, Shepherd’s Shelter supplies homeless and those near homelessness with food, shelter and supportive services while helping to plan and maintain renewed self-sufficiency. Shepherd’s Shelter is a faith-based non-profit organization.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Kindra Clark says she’s just a small-town girl who enjoys being in local pageants because they are fun opportunities to build self confidence.

    But the Miss Kentucky USA judges recently saw a special magic in 19-year-old Clark and named her Miss Kentucky 2010 Nov. 29 at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville.

    “It was a remarkable feeling. Words cannot describe how excited and nervous I was,” she said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A common homelessness stereotype includes adult males panhandling on the street.

    Groups like Shepherd’s Shelter constantly attempt to increase awareness about many different types of victims, including families, single parents, the disabled, the elderly and veterans.

    Families and single parents mean there are also homeless children in the community.

    Linda Nason, social worker with Bullitt County Public Schools, acts as a liaison for Shepherd’s Shelter. She said children were the most difficult homeless victims to identify.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Before the first marker board has been hung, Kim Sego is already making big plans for when Crossroads Elementary opens its doors next school year.

    Sego was recently named principal of the county’s newest school. She has served as Pleasant Grove Elementary’s Assistant Principal for five years and has worked at the school since it opened in 1997.

    Crossroads Elementary is located behind Mount Washington Elementary School in the heart of the city.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Edna Jones is a survivor.

    Since 1966, the resident of Church Street in Lebanon Junction has been battling one form of cancer or another.

    Currently, the 67-year-old Jones has been diagnosed with five different forms of cancer.

    As she has turned her living room into her main place of existence, Jones is serving as a home to her children and grandchildren.

    As this Christmas approached, it would be another tough one for Jones.

    But it was brightened up just days before the big event.