•  UPDATE(08/22): Shepherdsville band Fallen From Nowhere earned second place honors at the Kentucky State Fair Battle of the Bands.

    The local band finished behind Identity Crisis, a band based in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

    Fallen From Nowhere was the youngest bad in the competition. Each band was required to half at least half its members between the ages of 14-20.

    The band will perform Saturday, Aug. 27, at Bernheim Middle School in a benefit for student Jordan Reece. For more information call 869-4000.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Since 2003, the Matt Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded dozens of scholarships to Bullitt County college bound seniors in remembrance of the scholarship’s namesake.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Flip through late-night television, and you’ll find plenty of magical ailments for obesity—pills, machines, meals, formulas, even packets of salt-like substances that reduce appetite. 

  •   FRANKFORT - Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery of Shepherdsville was one of two Kentucky wineries that earned gold medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

    “Kentucky is being recognized as a major producer of quality wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed at this prestigious event. These wineries and others are raising the bar for fine Kentucky wine.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Physical activity may seem daunting to senior citizens, but a sedentary lifestyle in old age can become more hazardous than many realize.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - They came to remember a fallen co-worker, friend, mother and wife.

  •  The Girl Scouts of South Bullitt Troop 1487 returned recently from a four-day trip to Savannah, Ga., that included a tour and workshop of the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace. 

  •  On Sunday, July 17, Mrs. Shirley Lakes presented her annual piano recital at the First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Millions of viewers watch “The Biggest Loser” on television, cheering for overweight contestants as they work to shed hundreds of pounds. 

  •  The crowd came and went last Saturday as the Bullitt County 4-H hosted its Fun in the Sun summer festival at the Bullitt County Extension Service.

    The temperatures were blistering and the goal for many was to find ways to stay cool. That ranged from the dumping machine, the lawn sprinkler to the sno-cone machine. Of course, trying to find some shade was another goal.

    The event was also an opportunity to showcase the works of the Bullitt County 4-H participants.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No matter how high the temperature gets, life must go on. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cope with the 115 degree indexes and prevent injuries that may result from extreme heat. 

  •  FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman has announced the promotion of Jennifer “Jay” Bell to assistant supervisor of District 16, which is one of four supervision districts in Jefferson County. 

  •  FRANKFORT - Rita Muratalla, principal of Zoneton Middle School was installed as president-elect of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) during KASA’s 2011 Annual Summer Institute in Louisville on July 15, 2011. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Forty-five years ago, Thomas Holtkamp’s wife needed seat covers for her chairs, so, naturally, he mastered the craft of seat weaving. 

  •  The Wal-Mart store near Hillview had an official reopening ceremony Friday to draw attention to its remodeling project.

    As part of the ceremonies, the store gave away $1,000 checks to nine area organizations, including the Hillview Police, Zoneton Fire and North Bullitt High School JROTC.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - When young woman join the Girl Scouts of America they pledge to make the world a better place and use resources wisely. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Swannie Jett, director of Bullitt County Health Department, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and will formally assume those duties July 2011 at the Association’s annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The risks of obesity that garner the most attention are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, many lesser-known—but no less severe— risks arise with weight gain.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - A winding gravel road leads to Diana Colgate’s house and as dust settles around a car’s tires, a cat walks out from behind a tree. The house, which sits on 10 acres, has a white wrap-around porch and colorful shutters.