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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Rice’s newest title was hard to achieve but is impossible to take away: He is now a triathlete.

    Rice recently completed his first full triathlon competition in the Ford Ironman Louisville contest.

    A full triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon run.

    Rice completed the three events in a time of 13 hours and 37 minutes, an average time in a competition where just finishing is considered a success.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - CDR ODASN Gary Morris was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Navy after completing a tour with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) staff.

    Morris is a Mount Washington native and a Bullitt East graduate. He accepted a direct commission to the United States Navy after graduating from Murray State University in 1991.

    Morris previously worked aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered Navy super carrier, in the ship’s repair facility.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - Students at North Bullitt High School received a unique civics lesson Wednesday while sitting on a fancy bus.

    The C-Span bus made a stop at North Bullitt and Jennifer Curran had an opportunity to make students a little more familiar with what the cable network provides.

    Calling C-Span “not better...it’s just different,” Curran quizzed the students on what they knew about the cable network and what made it different from the commercial stations.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - When Cheryl Huddleston’s students at Freedom Elementary returned to class in August, they engaged in the normal conversations.

    They talked about how “excited” some of them were to get back to school, while others talked about what they did over the summer.

    But they also talked about the rains that flooded the city of Louisville the week before. And several mentioned the Metro Louisville animal shelter which was flooded and animals had to be relocated for a period of time.

    From there, it just kind of “snowballed.”

  • FORT KNOX - SSG Michael Montgomery, Ret., knows what a soldier faces both during and after combat.

    With 17 years military experience, including three years active duty, Montgomery learned the battle doesn’t end for a soldier upon returning home.

    The dangers of mental fatigue and post-traumatic stress are common and, in some ways, more difficult to treat than physical wounds. Montgomery and his wife, Tamika, lived through the struggle of post-traumatic stress and its effect on their relationship.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE " Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is a chilling story that most people claim to be familiar with, but the Bullitt County Theatre Company would like everyone to revisit the chilling classic this October.

    The company will perform a special adaptation of “Frankenstein” Oct. 1-4 and 8-11 that Producing Artistic Director and Playwright in Residence Bill Breuer described as “a retelling of Mary Shelley’s work with numerous important scientific and philosophical themes having relevance today.”

  • Saturday September 12:

    -Fall Plant Sale, 9am – 3pm; 8 – 9am member pre-sale

    -Garden Dreams, 10am – 3pm

    -Books @ Bernheim, 10 – 11am

    -Quitumbe Andean Ballet and Orchestra, 4:30 – 5:30pm

    -CONNECT, 5:55 – 9:55pm

    All events are free after Bernheim admission, donations welcome, memberships available.

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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a raucous crowd that you may have seen on the national news. But it was a large one.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made a stop at the Shepherdsville Government Center last Tuesday and was met with a variety of questions and comments from a crowd of over 100 people.

    Much of the discussions centered on the health care proposal being championed by President Barack Obama.

    While not supporting the current proposal, Guthrie said he knows there must be some health care reforms.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some Shepherdsville Elementary students took a confident step into school this year in their new shoes.

    Zappos.com’s second annual Back to School Supply Drive featured two pairs of suitable school shoes for 25 Shepherdsville students, along with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

    Stefanie Walls, a solutions supervisor with Zappos.com, said employees and customers funded all Supply Drive donations.

    “Each customer received a 10 percent discount on a purchase if they brought in school supplies,” Walls said.

  • PIONEER VILLAGE — There is a new principal at Little Flock Christian Academy and he wants to raise the bar in academics and accountability.

    South Louisville native Rick Grice was hired in June in place of former principal Brian Trees.

    Grice comes to the private Christian school with 11 years experience as a biology teacher in Hardin County Schools and most recently served as Beth Haven Christian School’s headmaster for two years. He holds a master’s degree in teaching.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Anthony and Jennifer Mullins of Mount Washington are proud to announce that their son Chris has been selected, due to his academic performance, to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. this fall.

    This accomplishment is afforded to less than 1 percent of all high school students in the nation.

  • Patrick Henry Hughes was the special guest singer at the second annual Summer’s Night Out dinner and concert.

    The nationally-known singer brought his special music to Paroquet Springs as part of a fund-raiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    Hughes is a senior at the University of Louisville.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Wayne Hagan loves to go hunting.

    But his hunting time has often suffered due to his work schedule.

    However, after Friday, Aug. 7, Hagan has all the hunting time he needs.

    After 40 years of employment with the Kroger Co., Hagan joins his wife, Kay, in retirement.

    A party was thrown in Hagan’s honor on Friday at the Shepherdsville store, where he has been employed since the grocery opened seven years ago.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seeing the skills of local artists will be something customers can bank on if they are visiting area financial institutions over the next few months.

    Artwork created by Visual Arts of Bullitt County members will be displayed in local bank lobbies through November as part of the organization’s “Art is Awesome in Bullitt County” campaign.

  • O.W.L.S.:  Tagging the Migrating Monarchs

    Wednesday, Sept 2

    Bernheim’s delightful series of forays into and about the natural world is designed especially for Older, Wiser and Livelier Seniors (O.W.L.S.).  Every O.W.L.S. program rekindles wonder, cultivates community and provides ample opportunity to learn about natural diversity in our region.

  • HILLVIEW - On Tuesday July 28, 2009, Sharon Hand and Melissa Guerrieri of the Camp Quality Quillow project in Hillview made their annual trip to Camp Quality of Kentucky. Camp is located in the Camp Loucoon section of Nolin Lake.

    With the help of friends, family members and two local quilt groups (Mount Washington Quilting Bees and Heart N Hand), they had enough quillows for the approximately 65 campers this year.

    Camp Quality is a Camp for Children ages 6- 16 with cancer, and it is a camp where the children just get to be kids again.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Children keep both bodies and minds active during the summer thanks to Bullitt County Adult and Community Education’s 21CCLC Summer Camp.

    Hosted at Bullitt Lick Middle School, the Summer Camp features four weeks of fun and educational activities.

    Coordinator Annette Ragg said each week includes a different theme, with the first week designated as Career Week.

    Guests during Career Week included visits from the Bullitt County History Museum and both the Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire Departments.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - To support the community and provide case management, Shepherd’s Shelter has been awarded one AmeriCorps member through a competitive application process with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK).

  • The Shepherdsville’s Wastewater Department has been selected to receive a Platinum Peak Performance Award.

    The Peak Performance Awards program presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the 2008 calendar year.

    NACWA was proud to recognize over 400 Peak Performance Award facilities during the Association’s 2009 Summer Conference and 39th Annual Meeting, held July 14-17, 2009 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone sees a police car in a school parking lot, the first assumption is that there is trouble.

    And when students see an officer in uniform roaming the hallways, they may assume that the drug dog can’t be far behind.

    But, thanks to a partnership with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, an officer will be in the high schools - as well as the middle schools - on a regular basis.