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  •     HILLVIEW - Corbin Huff loved Tae Kwon Do.  He started taking lessons as a child.  In 1993 he began teaching Tae Kwon Do to blind students at the University of Louisville and in May of 1993 Master Corbin and his students at U of L were featured in the magazine, Karate Profile.

  •     HILLVIEW - Mary Raidt’s homeroom was transfigured into the House of Wax.

        The Overdale Elementary teacher had her students become historical and popular figurines in a class project called “The Wax Museum.”

        Each student selected a character to portray in the museum.

        “It was the students’ choice,” said Raidt. “Either historical figures or current celebrities. I just let them choose someone they were interested in.”

  •      Five Bullitt county programs that provide services for children and youths have been selected by the Bullitt County Advisory Board to receive funding from the Metro United Way.

        These one-time grants, totaling $41,905, have been made available from funds raised by the 2008-09 Metro United Way Campaign in Bullitt County.   

  •     WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has opened more than two dozen shelters in response to a powerful weather system that generated tornadoes and caused severe flooding across the South.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Kentucky Baptist Convention has been improving communities all over the state for nearly 17 years with a program that’s shown participants the value and reward of hard work and helping others.

        Kentucky Changers assembles people from four states and sends them to areas across the commonwealth to make exterior repairs to the homes of low-income families.

  •     It was the kind of beautiful day a hero deserved. Family and friends gathered at Cedar Grove Cemetery to commemorate the anniversary of the day SSG Gary Lee Woods, Jr., was killed in Iraq.

        The Bullitt County native was serving with the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, deployed to Mosul as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom on Apr. 10, 2009.

  • Betty Marshall, the family resource coordinator for Overdale and Maryville Elementary schools, was recently honored for winning the Harry J. Cowherd Award.

    The award is given to the top FRC facilities in Kentucky. Michael Denny, state director of family resource centers, and Tammy Gay, regional program manager, were among the dignitaries who attended a special celebration at Overdale Elementary.

    Others at the special ceremony included Bullitt County Judge Melanie Roberts and Terry Price, director of elementary education for Bullitt County.

  •     Voters across Kentucky have begun casting ballots for this year’s election.  While not all Kentuckians can head to the polls before Election Day, Kentucky law does provide opportunities for some voters to cast absentee ballots before the May 18, 2010 election.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans are expected to have their televisions tuned to NBC on Sunday night as women from across the country compete for the title of Miss USA 2010 live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

        Among the contestants who will be vying for the coveted pageant title will be 20-year-old Kindra Clark of Mount Washington.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the 1950s there was a Rock and Roll movie, “Blackboard Jungle,” featuring Bill Haley and the Comets. In the 1970s it was The Ramones’ singing, “Rock and Roll High School.”

        Bullitt Central extends the tradition of Rock music and high school education; Music instructor Amy Cuenca developed a History of Rock and Roll course for Bullitt Central students.

        The idea was based originally on necessity when Bullitt Central courses were switched from 90 to 72 minutes.

  •     CEDAR GROVE - Schools throughout Bullitt County appreciate the many volunteers offering continued services, especially during National Volunteer Week.

        Volunteering time to assist with a child’s education is often difficult when parents work during school hours.

        A program at Cedar Grove Elementary found a solution, one that has greatly increased parent volunteer hours: Volunteer coordinator Kym Jones hosts volunteer nights at the school.

  •     HILLVIEW - A foundation of pride has created unique opportunities for a local Scout troop and two families.

        Wes Carroll and Kyle Weber achieved Eagle ranks during their Court of Honor March 21 at Indian Springs Country Club in Louisville.

        The Scouts belong to Troop 376, founded in 1999 by Kyle’s father, Robert. Earning his Eagle rank in 1976, Robert led Troop 376 until his death in 2005.

        The two new Eagle Scouts are the 10th and 11th to earn the title from Troop 376.

  •     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) Division of Women’s Health, in partnership with the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Franklin County Health Department and the Kentucky Commission on Women, is hosting a “Walk Across Kentucky” on May 13 as part Women’s Health Week, a national observance spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

  •     LEBANON JUNCTION - Local youngsters were shooting for unique opportunities to experience fun, safety, and sportsmanship.

        The Bullitt County Rod and Gun Club created a shooting club for area youth interested in sharpening their rifle skills through expert advice and a controlled location.

        The club also hosts a youth shooting competition for the Third District Federation of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Inc., which includes Bullitt, Breckinridge, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer Counties.

  • To bring awareness to child abuse prevention month, the Bullitt County CASA program had a festival in Shepherdsville City Park.

    Dignitaries had the opportunity to take a pie in the face, including Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis.

    The event was designed as a celebration for children, with a ballon bounce, games and free items.

    Hot dogs and free nachos were available, along with a free concert by Edgewood. Cheer-Bling performed various cheerleading and dance numbers.

  •     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was a day of celebration at Mount Washington Middle School as state and community leaders joined students, faculty, and staff for an assembly to commemorate the school being named one of seven 2010 Kentucky Schools to Watch.

        Hundreds gathered in the school’s gymnasium on Monday to recognize the momentous accomplishment, and several special guests were on hand to extend their congratulations, including Commissioner of Education Terry Holiday of the Kentucky Department of Education.

  •     A lot of work has to be done to Mount Washington’s Lloyd House Museum if it’s going to be restored to its 1880s appearance, and that takes money.

        With that in mind, the Mount Washington Historical Society has sought help from the community to pay for the restoration of the city’s only museum.

        To help them along, Jonathan Rideout and Laura Proffitt of the McFarland Troutman Funeral Home donated $500 dollars - the largest donation the historical society has received.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Not knowing where to turn for the assembly of several new toys for the Wee Care Child Development Center, the TeenAge Parenting Program recently called on JOM Pharmaceuticals.

        Several boxes of toys were dropped off at the Shepherdsville location and JOM employees used their breaks and lunch time to assemble the riding toys and water table.

        Anne Baker, an employee of JOM, coordinated with TAPP director Barb Plenge to put the toys together.

  • CLERMONT - Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum celebrates National Children’s Book Week (May 10-14) with an expansion of titles and the inclusion of some rare books in the Visitor Center Nature Shop.

    Books target children up to nine years old and this expansion makes Bernheim’s Nature Shop one of the region’slargest sellers of children’sstorybooks, nature study and environmental stewardship titles.

  •     CLERMONT - From fancy collars to baskets full of supplies, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter received a much-appreciated donation recently.

        Members of the Bullitt County YMCA, as well as its Tween Extreme Kids Club, collected items that were donated to the shelter.

        Dori McCalvin, a long-time supporter of the animal shelter and child care administrative assistant at the YMCA, said boxes were set out at the fitness facility in Shepherdsville for a month.