.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • LEBANON JUNCTION ee" For two years, the Lebanon Junction branch of the Bullitt County Public Library system has been forced to host a children’s summer reading program in the community center instead of at the library because of overcrowding.

    To BCPL Director Randy Matlow, the program’s popularity was encouraging, but counterproductive when the children couldn’t fit into Lebanon Junction’s small library for the event.

    “The whole point of the summer reading program is to encourage children to check out books,” Matlow said.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to the war against drug abuse, the Bullitt County Sheriffs dare to do more.

    That includes the force’s newest vehicle, the DARE patrol unit.

    A 1998 Ford already in the Sheriffs department’s custody, the unit was revamped into a prime vehicle with a new paint job, body work and accessories.

    The best thing about the new vehicle was the price. Chief deputy Danny Thompson said all the work was donated.

  • HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt High School Skills for Success group made a successful donation to Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Consisting of freshman students, Skills for Success donated 275 gift bags for children in Kosair’s emergency room as well as some outpatient children.

    Skills for Success coordinator Gelena Ballard said Kosair Goody Bags was originally created as a service project for North Bullitt’s Beta Club. This was the first year the Skills for Success program participated.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local volunteers plan to perform the equivalent of a facelift to the community.

    The Bullitt County Operation Bright and Beautiful program is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 18, around the three largest cities.

    Event co-chairperson Ruth Chowning said the event gave volunteers an organized opportunity to touch up the community.

    “We have several places where we want to clean,” she said.

  • The Bullitt County Woman's Club hosted its annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show Saturday.

    The luncheon's theme was "So you say it's Your Birthday?" in honor of the club's 85 years of service to the community.

  • HILLVIEW – The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts continued their charitable efforts for another special child in the Bullitt County area.

    Nathan Ing, a seven-year-old Shepherdsville resident, has experienced cancerous brain tumors for a majority of his life.

    Nathan has remained a strong and lovable young boy throughout his ordeal, and the Hillview Wal-Mart recognized him with a special day in his honor.

    The Wal-Mart Brave Hearts donated money and time toward the event, hosting cake wheels and hot dog sales fundraisers.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – It’s a feel-good story. Bullitt Countians helping a fellow Bullitt Countian. It’s an older kid helping out a younger kid.

    It feels about as refreshing as a newly shaven head.

    Matthew Stayton, a seventh grader at Hebron Middle School, had his mop of long hair shaved off as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event.

    St. Baldrick’s, the largest volunteer fundraising event for childhood cancer research, allows participants to collect sponsorship donations for having their heads shaved.

  • FRANKFORT — Two Bullitt County residents and a volunteer group were honored at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards, held March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

    Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.   

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society Cemetery Documentation Team volunteer group received an award of merit for their Bullitt County Cemetery Documentation Project. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Emily Hurst compared her teaching philosophy to race car driving.

    Hurst compared the two by noting their continuous strive for success, with assistance from a full team, while maneuvering around obstacles and giving their best effort in hopes of winning.

    It was the way classroom obstacles were handled and the support from fellow faculty members that Hurst said helped her achieve the honor of Bullitt County’s 2009 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Tucked away in a small apartment at the Ethos at Woodlake Senior Living Community, James and Margaret Floore live quietly together.

    Life has taken a lot from the couple. Margaret, 91, suffers from severe dementia and hearing loss. The couple lost two of their children at young ages and James, 93, has outlived his entire family.

    But life has been unable to steal one very important choice from the couple — the choice to love one another unconditionally, throughout life’s trials and joys.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" For several hours twice a week, 11 teens from Bullitt and Jefferson Counties abandon their after-school social lives and commit themselves to dance perfection.

    That group is local dance studio Dance Unlimited’s Senior All-Stars team, which includes girls Trish Orkies, Amanda Miller, Brooklyn Reinhardt, Emily McCraken, Kristen Knight, Leah Kahne, Jessica Ginn, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Amber Close, Carter Baughman and lone male Taylor Thompson.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Think you know everything about your teenager?

    Bullitt County’s branch of the Kentucky Parent Information and Resource Center is challenging you to reconsider.

    KYPIRC’s Regional Parent Involvement Coordinator Coleda Tackett is helping present a special Parent to Parent workshop March 16 at Bullitt East High School which targets the caregivers of pre-teens and teenagers. It is sponsored by the Bullitt County Safe Schools Department.

  • Girl Scout Troop 1297 of Mount Washington earned their Bronze Award by making a bookshelf and collecting children's books for the Shepherds Shelter in Shepherdsville.

    The shelter assists homeless families to find shelter, clothing, food, etc.

    The books were donated to be used by the children of the families.

    The girls had to spend 15 hours working on the project.

    Those earning the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn included: Erika Allen, Maria Dodson, Shelby Hester, Tabitha Laslie, Shannon Marvin, Emily Miles, Emily Tinnell and Shelby Wellman.

  • Bullitt County's Scout Pack 100 recently held its Pinewood Derby at Calvary Christian Center in Mount Washington.

    Ryan Fields won best design and Clay Williams won the fastest lap.

    The following are the results from the derby:

    Overall best: 1) Judd Huff 2) Lucas Adkins 3) Austin Hess

    Wolf Den: 1) Rece Watson 2) Ian Anderson 3) Jared Ranalli

    Bear Den: 1) Lucas Adkins 2) Robbie Smith 3) Logan Stoner

    Webelos: 1) Judd Huff 2) Austin Hess 3) David Collins

    Tiger Den: 1) Noah Gibson 2) Bradley Minor 3) Geoffrey Kaufman

  • On Feb. 5, 2009, the Bullitt Central FFA Floral Design team traveled to Gallatin County for the regional floral design contest.

    As individuals, the students had to create a bud vase, centerpiece, a corsage and a freestyle presentation.

    In the end, the team pulled together to reach its goal of winning first place.

    Team members included Erica Biven, Samantha Dailey, Megan Drake and Whitney Hodge and adviser Tiphanie Merriam.

    Thanks to Creations by Barbara for her help.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the second time in two years Mount Washington Middle School has proudly produced Bullitt County’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    This year seventh grade science teacher Stephanie Carver is the honor’s recipient.

    Carver was recognized for doing a job that doesn’t really feel much like work to her at all.

    “Every day I get to combine my love for science with my love for teaching,” she said.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kristy Tinelli excelled at math and science from a young age. So much so, that everyone around her expected her to become a doctor or engineer.

    Giving in to those expectations, Tinelli pursued a degree in chemical engineering. She left her Mount Washington home and moved to Virginia where she had a successful seven-year career in chemical engineering.

    Until one day she realized that she wanted more than just a career.

  • HEBRON ESTATES – In JROTC, cadets learn that donating blood is much more important than the alternative.

    North Bullitt JROTC students combined their efforts with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in the school’s gymnasium.

    Maj. Kevin Clark said over 50 JROTC members volunteered services. He praised the group for preparing the event in just two weeks while simultaneously planning another major event.

    “These kids were very conscientious, they had everything ready,” said Clark. “We had everything we needed at hand.”

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON – Jonathan England called himself pretty unimaginative.

    Yet, when the decision was made on which of the logo designs to select for the Bullitt County Publlic School System, it was England’s who stood above the rest.

    But his original design needed a bit of tweaking and school officials called upon a design from North Bullitt senior C.J. Parker for the finishing touches.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the theme was moving forward.

    England said the basics of the logo was that you must stand up and reach for the light.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It’s a new day for the Mount Washington United Methodist Church.

    The MWUMC will be able to move ahead on its new building project with a little help from the Mount Washington City Council after the board moved to approve a resolution to issue the church up to $2.25 million for a multipurpose facility.

    The city’s bond issuance allows for the church to qualify for a lower interest rate than if it had obtained the financing through conventional methods.