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  • The 2009 Matthew Curtis Allen Memorial Scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships on Saturday, July 25th, at the annual MC 14 Basketball Tournament. This year’s recipients were:

    Grant Lee Polson - of Mount Washington. Grant is the son of Garry and Kathy Polson. Grant ranked first in his class of 236 at Bullitt East High School. He was a Varsity Basketball player, a Governor’s Scholar and participated in The National Honors Society, as well as volunteering as a coach, referee and tutor.

  • CLERMONT – The 6th Annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival experienced its nicest weather to date to accompany the hot music onstage.

    The host band (Bluegrass 101) performed three sets over the two-day event.

    Other musical acts included Bullitt County’s Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, along with Bluegrass legend Paul Williams and the Victory Trio.

    Bluegrass 101 also hosts the annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival. For more information visit the band’s Web site, www.bluegrass101.com.

  • A new free Christian arts and music festival made its debut over the weekend.

    The first annual Shepherdsfest at Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured live bands, arts and crafts booths, kids games, a classic car show and lots of great food including homemade ice cream. The great weather was a bonus.

    The new event was planned in hopes of creating an annual community gathering focusing on Christian and family-friendly fun that will continue to grow in the future.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourteen local students were recognized for their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the Bullitt County Public Schools’ VIP Youth Poster Campaign, sponsored by the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) program.

    The event is organized by the BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools program. Students become the focus of posters sharing their stance against implementing harmful substances into their lives.

  • HILLVIEW -- The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center is just what its name suggests: an alternative health care center assisting adults.

    The center provides a daytime assisted living program for special needs clients and families that would otherwise need to seek long-term or 24-hour care.

    Thanks to a new Veterans Affairs initiative, local veterans could attend the facility free of charge.

    Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center was approved as part of the Veterans Benefits program through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony 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.

  • 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.