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  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--When Susan Gardner heard about the ARTfest contest last month she knew instantly she wanted to participate.

    “I’m a big fan of the Bullitt County Public Library,” said the Shepherdsville resident.

    The festival was started this year, said Patrick Yaeger, who works in the outreach department of the library, as a way for the community to display their art while celebrating National Women’s History month.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Dr. Swannie Jett arrived at the Bullitt County Public Health Department, his mission was to become more involved in the community.

    A key part of that was to educate the public on health issues. And to alert the public that the health department was more than a place for those needing to get a shot.

    That mission is probably a big part of Bullitt County’s high marks in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey.

    In the area of health, Bullitt County ranked 12th out of 120 counties.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON--Justin Hornback has always loved teaching since he started with Bible classes when he was 18 years-old but he never imagined it would turn into a career for him.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--A labor of love has kept some residents at Elmcroft Senior Living warm this winter.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Pleasant Grove Elementary students wore their PJs to school one day to support of their classmates. Third grade student Kaleb Cooper recently passed after battling cancer. PGES principal Melissa Whicker said it has been a sad time, but "we have seen an outpouring from families wanting to donate and help."

  •  The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Lynn Martin as its part-time volunteer coordinator.

    He will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of abuse or neglect.

    As a father of two grown children and a long-time CASA volunteer, Lynn brings other especially relevant experiences to the job. 

  •  FRANKFORT – Online registration for Kentucky’s hunter education programs is now statewide.

    The new system, which was tested in various regions of the state last fall, will help speed up the delivery of hunter education cards to participants.

    “This is part of an overall effort by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to improve services to the public,” said Jamie Cook, the agency’s mentor hunting coordinator. “Online registration makes the process much more efficient.”

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Band students from Hebron Middle participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival at East Oldham Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    The following students were recognized with distinguished ratings:

    *Elizabeth Hines

    *Tyler Self

    *Maiyuki Druen

    *Emily Grau

    *Abigail Mackin

    *Katie VanderEspt

    The following students earned Proficient ratings:

    *Abey Hicks

    *Amber Gore

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - In determining the county’s health in terms of family and community, the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey looks at four diverse areas.

    And, when those numbers are tallied, Bullitt County was 13th out of 120 counties in the state.

    One of the areas probed was the percentage of births to mothers who did not have a high school degree from 2009-11.

    In Bullitt County, it was determined that 12.3 percent of the births during that span was to mothers who had not earned their high school degrees.

  •  Mother Nature continues to have her grip on Bullitt County.

    On Sunday, Bullitt Countians were met with a little freezing rain, some sleet and between 3-4 inches of snow.

    But it could have been much worse.

    Law enforcement officials had to deal with an increased number of traffic accidents and vehicles running off the road. 

    No major power outages were reported, despite having some minor icing issues.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, pushing the end date for students to June 10.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE ­ Bullitt Central High School presented "dont u luv me?" a dramatic one­-act play dealing with the topic of intimate partner violence among adolescents.

    The play was promoted by the BCHS Drama Club and Youth Services Center,with assistance from the Art Club, as an educational tool for students along with an engaging stage performance.

    Subjects within the play deal with substance abuse, pregnancy, suicide and weight control.  It was created specifically for a high school­aged audience.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2014) A rising junior at one of Kentucky's public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the "Promote Your School" scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2014) Parts of two chapters of ‚"Getting In," the state's college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--As a new year begins, Mount Washington resident Kayla Burnett also begins a new journey. A 19 year-old learning to combat diabetes.

    Last fall Burnett, who graduated from Bullitt East last year, began noticing she was having to use the bathroom pretty frequently.

    “I thought maybe it was a bladder infection,” she said.

    The test showed there was a lot of sugar present in her urine.

  • CLERMONT– Enjoy the month of February at Bernheim. In addition to a host of activities and programs, couples have two chances to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a beautifully romantic setting.   Information about the dinner and other great February programs and activities are detailed below:

    Valentine’s Day Dinner

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle is taking extra strides to make sure their students stay healthy and fit.

  •  Lilly Mooney, a seventh grader in Mooney Home School, was one of 12 youngsters to have her agricultural science project on display at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting.

    Her project was Apples to Apples.

    She was awarded a $75 prize.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Teachers are always busy so sometimes it’s nice to have an extra set of hands or two.

    Once a month Cedar Grove Elementary has a Volunteer Night for parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to help the teachers by copying, laminating and grading papers.

    Volunteer Coordinator Kym Jones started the outreach three years ago.

    “It gives parents who work during the day a chance to volunteer at night,” she said.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - The time has come for new beginnings. 

    It’s been two years since the tragedy, but now it’s time to rebuild. 

    Dennie Memorial United Methodist Church broke ground for their new church Jan. 11. The building, which was refuge and home to many, burned down in June 2012.

    Pastor Calvin Johnson, better known as Brother Calvin, was away at a conference when he got the call.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Since 1995, Little Flock Baptist Church has hosted the Little Flock Christian Academy as a private, independent educational alternative for local students.

    Beginning with grade levels from Kindergarten through Grade 3, LFCA expanded to the 8th grade around 2000, according to principal Rick Grice.

    The school is looking ahead to even bigger and better opportunities with the introduction of high school level courses beginning in the Fall of 2014.