•  4-H shooting sports began in Kentucky in 1988 largely due to the effects of Dr. Joe Kurth of UK.  There are presently 7,000 kids in Kentucky that participate in 4-H shooting sports.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central instructor Jennifer Barth gave up teaching senior AP English to help develop and implement a pilot program involving reading components for younger students.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - England and France are on the horizon for Pleasant Grove Elementary School fifth grade student Haylie Jenkins.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - A girls’ senior ring was returned to its owner 20 years after it was stolen from her residence.

  •  Since the Irene Carroll Scholarship program began in 1972, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships helping 109 local students pay for college and follow their dreams. 

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Darrell Scott could be the most important link in a very positive chain, a link to the anchor, his daughter, Rachel.

    The first victim during a shooting at Columbine High School near Denver, Colorado, in April 1999, Rachel was one of twelve students and a teacher killed during the tragedy, with another 27 wounded.

    Since that time Rachel's legacy lives on via Rachel's Challenge, a special program designed to raise student awareness about positive thoughts and behaviors toward themselves and others.

  •   When Ethos at Woodlake senior living executive director Kathy Franke asked an employee battling cancer if there was anything they could do for her the only thing she asked was that they do something to help children. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new program at Mount Washington Middle School is giving a group of eighth graders the opportunity to guide their fellow student through the challenges of growing up while they learn about leadership and independence.

  •  The Bullitt County Soil Conservation District recently honored winners for both the 2010 and 2009 essay and poster contests.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Losing a child is hard enough, but losing a child and feeling alone can be unbearable. 

  •  FACT:  Last year, 436 evictions and 414 foreclosures were filed in the Bullitt County Court systems.  

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Good behavior is its own reward, but at Hebron Middle School it could mean just a bit more.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Along with Valentine’s Day, today is also Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day. February is designated as American Heart Month.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. – Stories about adventure opportunities in Kentucky are now available online with a new blog from the state’s Office of Adventure Tourism.

    Regional writers will provide material for the “Outdoor Adventure Blog.” Some of the topics already covered include winter hiking, Mammoth Cave, goose hunting, eagle watch weekends at state parks and various travel options in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

    The blog can be viewed at www.getoutKY.com.

  •  The Bullitt County Farm Bureau has a way to assist high school seniors planning to attend college.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Matthew Davis will graduate from North Bullitt in 2011 with a 3.8 grade-point average.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For nearly a quarter of a century Janet Teensma has worked tirelessly to help young women realize their dreams through the Bullitt County Woman's Club and the Kentucky Junior Miss organization. 

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - Soldiers from the 101st Airborne division stationed at FOB Blessing in Afghanistan could use all the extra blessings they could get.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington resident Chris Brown has become the 13th Boy Scout to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in Shepherdsville Boy Scout Troop 868.  He will be formally recognized at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony at the Shepherdsville Community Center on Saturday, January 29.

  •  LOUISVILLE -  Metro United Way recognizes the challenges area not-for-profits face in meeting the growing community needs while simultaneously dealing with budget shortfalls.