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  • CLERMONT– Enjoy the month of February at Bernheim. In addition to a host of activities and programs, couples have two chances to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a beautifully romantic setting.   Information about the dinner and other great February programs and activities are detailed below:

    Valentine’s Day Dinner

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle is taking extra strides to make sure their students stay healthy and fit.

  •  Lilly Mooney, a seventh grader in Mooney Home School, was one of 12 youngsters to have her agricultural science project on display at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting.

    Her project was Apples to Apples.

    She was awarded a $75 prize.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Teachers are always busy so sometimes it’s nice to have an extra set of hands or two.

    Once a month Cedar Grove Elementary has a Volunteer Night for parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to help the teachers by copying, laminating and grading papers.

    Volunteer Coordinator Kym Jones started the outreach three years ago.

    “It gives parents who work during the day a chance to volunteer at night,” she said.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - The time has come for new beginnings. 

    It’s been two years since the tragedy, but now it’s time to rebuild. 

    Dennie Memorial United Methodist Church broke ground for their new church Jan. 11. The building, which was refuge and home to many, burned down in June 2012.

    Pastor Calvin Johnson, better known as Brother Calvin, was away at a conference when he got the call.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Since 1995, Little Flock Baptist Church has hosted the Little Flock Christian Academy as a private, independent educational alternative for local students.

    Beginning with grade levels from Kindergarten through Grade 3, LFCA expanded to the 8th grade around 2000, according to principal Rick Grice.

    The school is looking ahead to even bigger and better opportunities with the introduction of high school level courses beginning in the Fall of 2014.

  •  CLERMONT -- It's no secret that teenagers often shut out their parents.

  • Bullitt Lick Middle School students Caden Rich, Trevor Goldsmith, Lyndsey Cravens and Taylor Lyvers were honored for the Outstanding Premiere Bill at the 2013 Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly Dec. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. begins operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Jan. 13.

    The program is operated on a first come first serve basis and will continue until March 31 or until all of the agency’s Federal funds are exhausted. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The lights were on for David Dohn, who took advantage with a successful regional television program.

    Dohn is President and co-host of Lights Out Outdoors, a hunting program that airs on and Ion Television.

    Thirteen episodes were recorded for broadcast during Season One. Dohn said the group was preparing episodes for the next season, which will expand regionally on air.

  •  HILLVIEW--It’s been about four years since former Bullitt County resident Bethany Kennedy had her house burn down right after her family moved to Bardstown. But she’ll always remember it because of the good will that was born from it. She was pregnant and had three children.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eight individuals who have been incarcerated in the Bullitt County Detention Center made good use of their time.

    The eight individuals recently completed their GED requirements.

    They were honored in a ceremony at the jail recently.

    The graduates were: Kalena Ash, Whitney Brown, Benjamin Greer, Derek Hughes, Anthony Lancaster, Heather Lewis, Justin Miller and Jeremy Stiggers.

    The GED program is administered by Jefferson Community and Technical College on Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The past 12 months would not be remembered for any major disasters.

    There probably weren’t earth-shaking events that you might remember.

    But, as we take a look back at some of the news events that occurred in Bullitt County the past year, you will probably agree that they were memorable for their own special reasons.

    In January, many were surprised - some pleasantly, some not - to find out that the city of Shepherdsville had come out of its economic hardships and would be able to give pay raises to its employees.

  •  Boy Scout Troop/Pack 8481, based at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, hosted clothing and toy giveaway for area families.

    This is the third year for the event, previously hosted at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    The Scouts were able to assist 52 families this year, including 145 children and 108 adults, with their collected donations.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East sophomore Travis Cole has always enjoyed doing hands-on projects ever since he joined the Boy Scouts at the age of six. 

    So it was a great fit for him when he got the chance to build a desk, bookshelf and repaint the conference room and principal’s office at Mount Washington Elementary School last spring.

    Cole, of member of Troop 100, said he sent donation letters out to family, friends and local businesses to help gather the materials needed. He raised about $300.

  •  HILLVIEW -- It was a childhood memory that helped inspire Jerry Webb Jr. to create his first comic book series--Vengeance.

    “When I was really little, I played with action figures and I had one character who didn’t belong to any other set,” he said. “I would make him do amazing things. I called him Vengeance.”

    Last January he was visiting some family in Albany, Ky., when he came up with the idea.

  •  Do you own a farm or tract of land with open fields? Are you sick of spending money on gas to bush hog or mow?  Would you like to see your wildlife numbers increase?    If so, have you considered letting a biologist help you improve wildlife habitat? If you enjoy outdoor recreation such as hunting, bird watching, or wildlife viewing, improving wildlife habitat can enhance your wildlife experience!  Biologists are eager to prepare a conservation plan for your farm!

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County wineries continue to lead the resurgence of the wine industry throughout the Commonwealth, two Bullitt Countians hope to expand it further with a new book.

    Author Becky Kelley, with co-author/photographer Kathy Woodhouse, traveled to every state winery to create “Wine-ing Your Away Around Kentucky.”

    The new book, presented by McClanahan Publishing, is a collection of stories, history, recipes and directions to each winery based on a first-hand perspective.

  •  BROOKS - Jean Thompson Kinsey shows how Kentuckians can uncover secrets and be captivated with suspense.

    The local author released her fictional trilogy series, focusing on the first book, Secrets of Willow Shade, set in Logan County in 1977.

    Kinsey, 73, is a late bloomer to to published writing, but has 13 stories published in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” collections. He first novel, The Light Keeper’s Daughter, was a finalist for the Grace Award.

  •  First Baptist Church of Mount Washington hosted their annual holiday concert and the theme was Country Christmas.

    Characters from Duck Dynasty was the inspiration for this year’s performance.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak on a photo gallery at www.pioneernews.net.