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  • 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.

  • LEBANON JUNCTION -- A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the new branch library in Lebanon Junction. Library director Randy Matlow and county judge Melanie Roberts were among the guest speakers.

    When completed in early 2010, the library will be the second largest in the county’s system. The new library will be located on Highway 61 near Lebanon Junction Elementary and the building will be fashioned after a train station in honor of the city’s rich railroad history.

     

  • CLERMONT - One event has been a regular attraction for the past five years and another is making its first appearance this weekend.

    But for lovers of music and art, there is a little of something for both just a few miles from one another in Bullitt County.

    Bluegrass 101 Festival

    It continues to get better and better each year.

    The sixth annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

  • Despite a lot of construction in the schools, the first day went well for the over 12,000 students in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    “I would like to comment our entire team on what can only be termed an extraordinarily smooth opening. In the face of many construction issues, we opened safely, on-time and ready to learn,” said superintendent Keith Davis.

    In visiting six schools, Davis said things went very well with few first-day glitches.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The downturn in the economy has done nothing to stop the construction projects in the local schools.

    Two new elementary schools (Roby and Overdale) will open their doors next Tuesday. Three other elementary schools are undergoing major renovations.

    This is just part of the changes students will see as they return to classes.

    ROBY

    It’s going to be an exciting year for Roby Elementary as faculty, staff and students return to a brand-new building featuring cutting-edge technology and a bright, beautiful atmosphere.

  • Calling it a ‘no-brainer’, Denny Simonavice said it was a natural for the Meijer corporation to assist the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department after reading about the problem getting swimming pools open for the season.

    Simonavice, store director for the Preston Highway operation, said the $5,000 check to the county was an effort to help get the pools open this summer. He said the company regularly donates to community causes and the Bullitt County situation was a natural.

  • Every new school year brings change: The 2009-10 year will be known primarily for its physical changes.

    Two new school facilities, along with upgrades at many other school locations and two more facilities in the plans, makes the Bullitt County Public Schools system look like a construction zone as well as an education zone.

    Students, parents and school administrators all need to heed caution and be safe at the schools facing construction issues.

  • The Blazin’ Saddles drill team competed in the district and state levels of 4-H Horse Club competitions.

    The team, coached by Angela Branham, placed eighth in the state competition.

    The drill team consists of:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe with Twister

    *Apryl Kapfhammer with Chief

    *McKenze Branham with Jetta

    *Brittney Blevins with Naomi

    *Bridgette McAuliffe with Dipper

    *Meaghan Metzmeier with Savannah

    *Megan Meffert with Rusty

    *Brooklyn Poteet with Starla 

  • LOUISVILLE - A group of 23 area Boy Scouts and 10 adult Scout leaders went on a life changing 10-day summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.

    Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness. The property donated to the Boy Scouts of America by oilman Waite Phillips, and is maintained by BSA as a high adventure, camping and training center.

    More information about the Scout Ranch can be found at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont.

  • CEDAR GROVE - Bullitt County is the newest area to taste the snappy difference.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is open for business at the Cedar Grove Center.

    Bret Witte, director of operations in the West-Central Kentucky territory, said the area offered unique opportunities to offer dine-in buffets and delivery orders.

    The location will deliver to a 10-12 minute driving area.

    The lunch and dinner buffet features all specialty pizzas along with pasta for $6.29. Buffets are available at lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m.