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  • CLERMONT ee" For eight decades Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has been connecting people with nature.

    That continues to be the goal as those who love the forest and support its mission prepare to celebrate its 80th anniversary this Saturday.

    Bernheim’s 80th Anniversary Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime event as the forest reflects upon its rich history and looks to a bright future that is being led by Executive Director Dr. Mark Wourms.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Divine Savior Lutheran Church pastor John Lehenbauer said there are three types of people: starters, finishers and continuers.

    Lehenbauer is a starter, leading him in accepting a new position to help establish Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Georgia.

    The Divine Savior congregation is saying goodbye to its pastor of 13 years. It's a farewell with an impact not only on the church but the entire Bullitt County community.

  • CLERMONT - The Prisoners of War, Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag is a symbol of remembrance for American soldiers whose whereabouts remain unknown.

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky, in an attempt to help raise awareness and preserve the memory of troops lost in foreign combat, will now fly the POW/MIA flag at all 24 highway rest areas and welcome centers.

    Members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky veterans gathered at each location for official flag raising ceremonies.

  • The Bullitt County Courthouse was the scene of a Memorial Day observance on Monday. The American Legion Post 157 and 14th Armored Recreation helped organize the event.

    County Judge Melanie Roberts received help from Kyndal Ganoe and Vietnam vet Butch Johnson to place the wreath at the veterans monument at the courthouse. Betty Bishop provided special singing andThe American Legion was present.

     

  • LEBANON JUNCTION - Margaret Beeler doesn’t want to think about what would have happened to her and her teenage sons if a neighbor hadn’t drove past her house on the morning of April 21.

    The possibilities are too painful for Beeler, whose home was completely ruined by a fire late last month. But instead of tragedy, Beeler’s story ends with hope.

    Her home might have been lost but her life and the lives of her sons were not, and she credits her neighbor Marty Moutardier for that.

  • With planning for Fourth of July celebrations already in full swing, Prevent Blindness Kentucky is urging the public to refrain from purchasing or using fireworks.

    In 2007, approximately 6,300 Americans were treated in emergency rooms across the country due to fireworks-related injuries around the Independence Day holiday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

    Unfortunately, more than 40 percent of all fireworks injuries were to children under the age of 15.

  • The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding everyone to “Drive Smart” during the July Fourth holiday period.

    Officers will be out in force, cracking down on any violation, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. The "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" enforcement blitz will run from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - The announcement that Alex Montgomery Chevrolet Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Mount Washington was included in both the Chrysler and GM mass dealership cuts wasn’t news that General Sales Manager Larry Baker wanted to hear.

    But he promises it isn’t a death sentence for the business that has more than 79 years of history in Mount Washington.

    “It’s not as big of a deal for us as it is for others because Alex has another Chrysler dealership,” Baker said.

  • The Red Crow Indian Council’s annual Intertribal Pow Wow at the Shepherdsville City Park was another outstanding success.

    Record crowds came out to learn about the many facets of Native American lifestyles.

    Included in the two-day festival was a series of dances from the various tribes.

    Proceeds from the Pow Wow go to help local Native American school activities, as well as various Native American activities throughout the country.

  • The 5th annual FRED (Fathers Reading Every Day) program takes place throughout the month of June in Bullitt County.

    The program was first presented by Bullitt County Adult and Community Education to offer numerous opportunities for fathers to read and have fun with children.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - In Scripture the story is told about Jesus and a walk to a crucifixion bearing a cross.

    For members of a local Christian musical group, they’ve experienced their own walks and own crosses to bear.

    Crosswalk, a Christian Rock band of local residents, now sees its biggest moments ahead, securing a spot in the Ichthus Festival, one of the longest-running and largest Christian music events in the country.

  • Bullitt County has been chosen to receive $30,219.00 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the county. These funds have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

  • Bernheim Celebrates National Pollinator Week

    Bernheim will close out the celebration of National Pollinators week with a Butterfly hike from 11:00am – noon on Saturday June 27th. (Please register in advance by calling (502) 955-8512.)

    By proclamation, Governor Steven L. Beshear recognizes June 22-28, 2009 as Pollinator Week in the state of Kentucky.

    For more information on what you can do to promote pollinators visit www.pollinator.org/pollinator_week_2009.htm#ky.

  • The Bullitt Amateur Radio Society (B.A.R.S.) will be participating in our 31st consecutive Radio Field Day Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, June 28.

    On the air start time will begin approximately 2 p.m. Saturday and end 2 p.m. Sunday. Setup begins 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Field Day will be located at Becknell Hall, 4700 Summitt Dr., in Pioneer Village, located off Preston Highway about one mile south of the Jefferson County line. (Directions and club info at www.ky4ky.com)

  • In trying economic times the Bullitt County Fair serves as affordable family entertainment close to home.

    The Fair Board hopes to include as many fun things to experience as possible during this year's event, scheduled June 15-20.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said some changes were made following last year's attendance drop. He added that the Fairgrounds' centralized location, free parking and special events for a $10 admission was a good deal.

    "Hopefully everybody will come out," said Anderson. "It's a good price for what you get."

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON " Mallori Puchino knows there is a big world outside the city limits of Mount Washington, and she intends to educate herself about it every opportunity she gets.

    This Bullitt East High School senior has committed herself to being globally minded and recently earned the opportunity to expand her knowledge of international affairs this summer in Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School played host to the 11th annual Community Baby Shower sponsored by Bullitt County Family Resource Centers and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    There were 50 patrons including expecting mothers and new parents with children up to six months of age.

    The Baby Shower offered an opportunity for new and expecting parents to collect information from various resources and organizations available in the community.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The kids at Cornerstone Child Care were on a roll during the third annual Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

    Co-owners Deanna Sanders and Lynn Montgomery allowed all Cornerstone kids to bring their own tricycles and bicycles to the event. This year 14 children raised $400 through sponsorships.

    This year’s Trike-A-Thon meant a little bit more to Cornerstone because of five-year-old member Olivia Johnson, who was born with spina bifida.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outskirts of Bullitt County will soon be better technologically connected thanks to Inside Connect Cable, LLC.

        The cable service provider purchased the Time Warner/Windjammer plant located in the Brooks area, allowing the company to expand toward northwestern areas of the county.

  • Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a new season for 4H Shooting Sports. Shooting Sports continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the Kentucky 4-H Program.

    Hundreds of youth ages 9-19 participated last year alone!

    Our 4-H Trap /Shotgun Club meets at  the Jefferson Gun Club. (From I-65 take the Brooks exit west and cross the RR tracks. Take Hwy. 1020 North, cross the RR tracks again and turn right) or the Jefferson Co. Sportsman’s Club, depending on availability.