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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Dispatch employees continue to assist the community on a daily basis.

    By communicating with the county's first responders and 9-1-1 emergency callers, they do their part to help the community in an important way.

    The employees are now going above and beyond their initial duties, raising funds for local charities.

    The first donation was made to the Hillview Operation Santa program in the amount of $305.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION – With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season fast approaching it’s easy to forget those living in extreme poverty throughout the developing world, but as Rev. Dondie Johnson pointed out; it’s the perfect time to show them you care.

    An associate pastor at Belmont Baptist Church, Johnson serves at Bullitt County relay coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, an international faith-based initiative aimed at giving hope to the world’s poorest children.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It doesn't sound like much to say that folks making an economic impact on Bullitt County include Archibald Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Pendleton Jones III.

    It might sound more familiar if the latter's name was switched to Jughead.

    The historical Archie Comics became part of the county's history when the company moved its American printing orders to Publishers Press in July 2010.

  • LOUISVILLE - Hundreds of flag-waving family, friends, and Americans packed the terminal at Louisville International Airport Oct. 23 to welcome home veterans returning from a trip to Washington, D.C.

    Twenty-nine veterans, ranging in age from 85 to 92, went on a one-day trip that was sponsored by Salt River Electric, Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. While in Washington, D.C. the veterans visited the World War II Memorial.

  • While many local children roamed the streets of Bullitt County on Halloween, others found plenty of fun at the Shepherdsville fire house, where more than 2,000 kids and their families gathered to trick-or-treat.

     

  •   A glimpse into some of the special events taking place at Bullitt County Public Schools.

  •             MOUNT WASHINGTON – Mount Washington residents Jim and Darlene Howard recently noticed something unusual when they walked along their property off Bardstown Road.

                Roughly half an acre of land beside their home had been ravaged by someone or something and neither could say what.

  •  A glimpse into some of the special events taking place at Bullitt County Public Schools.

  •  FRANKFORT - A goal set by Donate Life America and the donation and transplant community in 2006 was achieved this month. 

  •  They manned anti-aircraft guns at Pearl Harbor, slogged ashore under devastating fire at Normandy and fought their way up Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima...before modestly returning home to resume their civilian lives.

  •  Maryville Elementary students used coupons to earn a free lunch and limo ride.

  •             MOUNT WASHINGTON – A smile costs nothing, but without proper dental hygiene it can cost a lot.

                Louisville-based community dental partnership Smile Kentucky! understands the importance of having healthy teeth, which is why the organization has committed to providing Bullitt County children with free dental screenings and educational programs.

  • HILLVIEW - The City of Hillview continues to offer opportunities for citizens to maintain physical fitness.

                In recent years the city implemented a health walk along city sidewalks.

                Now, with the transfer of civic offices to the new Hillview Government Center, the Hillview Community Center makes the most of newly-found space with the addition of a fitness center.

  •  Parents often labor over how to pack a nutritious and delicious lunch box for their children, but when a child suffers from gluten intolerance, the task can become monumental. 

  •  As October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness month, millions of Americans are joining in the fight for a cure. Among those working to raise awareness are local business owners Homer Lowry and his wife Stephanie.

  •  LOUISVILLE – In an effort to increase breast cancer awareness and encourage Kentuckians to get screened, First Lady Jane Beshear promoted October as Breast Cancer Awareness in Month at the University of Louisville’s (UofL) James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

  •  If you are a woman age 40-64, have never had a mammogram or have not had one in the past five years, YOU ARE WANTED!

  •  Nearly one half of all cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and more than 70 percent of cases in women younger than 50 years are discovered by women themselves, frequently unintentionally. 

  •  During a woman’s life, she has different changes in her breast. She might have more lumpiness during her period or may have breast problems, like a mastitis (a breast infection), while breastfeeding. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christian-based pregnancy assistance organization will soon celebrate its new Bullitt County location.

    A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is now available to new and future parents dealing with various pregnancy issues.

    The non-profit organization's mission is educating and encouraging a Biblical plan for abstinence and marriage.

    Director Angela Davis said all programs were free and confidential, discussing specific needs and options for all pregnancies, including unplanned or unwanted situations.