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  •  HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

    Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.

  •  CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. 

    While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the viruses most likely to cause the illness during the flu season.

    Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

  •  CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. 

    While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the viruses most likely to cause the illness during the flu season.

    Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

  •  CLERMONT - There aren’t many places more beautiful than Bernheim Forest in the fall. 

    Activities and programs for people and families of all ages fill the October calendar, including Bernheim’s annual ColorFest on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20.

    ColorFest’s two days of affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with hands-on nature activities, great food, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and many more autumn activities.

  • By Charles Hartley

    In this column we will look back 15, 30, 60, and 90 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of September.

     

    1998 - 15 Years Ago.

     

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council completed another underground type of masterpiece.

    BCAC members created two murals for display along the underpass of Highway 480 EX beneath the CSX railroad tracks.

    Mural coordinator Karla Gruber said the works depict local history connected to the specific area, with Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his raid displayed on the north side.

    The south wall features the old Shepherdsville train depot that stood nearby. Both murals also feature the surrounding landscape in the art.

  •   CLERMONT - Thirteen years after becoming the first victim of the fatal shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Rachel Scott lives on and continues to challenge other students.

    Based on her life and writings, Rachel's Challenge was formed by family and friends to spread Rachel's anti-bullying message and her challenge to treat everyone as a friend.

  •  This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  • Students at Cedar Grove and Mount Washington Elementary schools were recently visited by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mobile Science Center. The program travels to more than 50 schools a year with the target on fourth graders, although it is also presented to students throughout the eighth grade.

  •  CLARKSVILLE -- We spent a Sunday traveling to the “land of OZ” at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. The play based on MGM’s hit television production follows the typical story line, but delighted fans of The Wizard of Oz. 

    While Oz ended its run on Aug.  18, The Main Stage series for adults is well under way. 

  •  HILLVIEW - North Bullitt Christian Church kicked off its 2013-14 AWANA Camp in blue ribbon fashion with a State Fair Night celebration.

    AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) is a weekly program created for children. Each event includes fun activities along with verse memorization to learn God's word.

    Children participate in overall youth activities and also separate into age groups for more specific lesson plans.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - In an effort to deter suicide through intervention, Bullitt County Public Schools are implementing a program at middle and high school levels called More Than Sad.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Becky Johnson is proud of her son and doesn’t want anyone in Bullitt County to forget him.

  •  BROOKS - The Cissell house was full of people on a recent Saturday but it wasn’t for the normal family gathering. 

  •  Missy Gousha, a Mount Washington resident and business owner, said her son, Michael, was a jokester.

    “He was very fun loving,” she said.

    Donna Neblett, another Mount Washington resident, said her daughter, Rachael, wanted to be a brain surgeon so she could uncover the cause of Alzheimer’s, a disease that affected her grandfather.

    Donna and Missy, while not related, are a part of the same story. They are parents who have lost children to death by suicide.

    It’s a story that’s surprising, but not uncommon.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - One of the ways the Bullitt County Public Schools system hopes to deter suicide is through prevention.

    Some suicidal situations involving younger people include actions within the schools or with classmates, many implementing bullying methods.

    Former BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator Jamie Goldsmith presented an anti-bullying program, "Take a Stand Against Bullying," throughout the community in hopes of raising awareness while educating both youth and parents about bullying issues.

  •  Highway 61 was renamed Friday to commeorate a fallen Soldier whose legacy lives on in Lebanon Junction.

  •  HILLVIEW – It is not a miracle cure for all that ails you.

         But, Dr. Deepa Arla believes that yoga can be a source of healing for the mind and body.

         With the assistance of Arla and Associates, gentle yoga classes will be held each Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. The class will be held at the physician’s office at 1553 Highway 44 East near Bullitt Central High School.

         Logan Dunbar will be the instructor.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s not a substantial way to pinpoint a potential suicide victim.

  •   Suicide. Death. Cancer. What do these three things have in common? No one wants to talk about them.