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Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - An award-winning local author hopes to add to her trophy case this weekend.

  •  For the third time, Music Director Cheri (Greer) Dugger has guided concert band students to the Grand Sweepstakes Award at the Music Showcase Festivals in Ohio.

         This year’s competition finished on a particularly fine note as Eastside Middle School Concert Band musicians registered judges’ scores 97 and 98, the highest Dugger has ever received in 18 years of attending the festival.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the hunters of Lights Out Outdoors, hunting is more than just the kill; it’s their passion.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - After being home-schooled her entire life, Leah Pugh decided the next step in her education was to obtain her GED certificate. 

  •  NEWPORT - A hidden jewel of the sea sits on the Ohio River at Newport Aquarium in Newport (just a short drive up I -75). 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Detention Center, in conjunction with Bullitt County Adult Education, hosted a graduated ceremony for seven special graduates.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the market of supply and demand, there is no doubt that the supply of fireworks for your July 4 celebration is plentiful.

  •  Several Schools partner with YMCA for Themed Camps.

    The Cedar Grove/Lebanon Junction Elementary School Family Resource Center, Bullitt Lick/Bernheim Middle School Youth Service Center and Roby/Mt. Washington Elementary School Family Resource Center will partner with the Bullitt County YMCA to co-host themed camps at Shepherdsville Elementary School.

    This event will be from July 15-August 2 and open to all YMCA students in grades kindergarten through fifth registered at the Shepherdsville site.

  •  As the heat of summer rolls in, activities are quick to follow. Our thirst for summertime fun is quenched by cool FFA events. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Imagine being a teenager and spending an entire school year in a foreign country.

  •  The Indianapolis Zoo is just about an hour and half from Northern Bullitt County, and boasts a complete ocean of its own that is sure to thrill children and the young at heart that cannot get to the beach this summer! 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A taste of the Wild West, complete with guns and horses, is coming to the Bullitt County Fair. 

  •  Three of Louisville’s “Museum Row on Main” attractions are participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day 2013.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Mount Washington Main Street Committee is hoping to start a new tradition.

  •  The Bullitt County Memorial VFW Post 5710 recently elected officers for the 2013-14 year.

    Danny Morrison will again be the commander, with Joe McIntosh serving as senior vice and Chris Bogacki as junior vice. Mike Bishop will be quartermaster with Dave Berry as chaplain and Buddy Waters as a three-year trustee. Mark Hall is the surgeon and David Dunford will be judge advocate.

  • Shepherdsville native Bethany Griffin has always enjoyed the musings of Edgar Allan Poe. So it was only natural that she would follow in his literary footsteps.
    Her series, the Red Death Saga, is about a plague that wipes out humanity in the 1880s. She was inspired by Poe's short story "The Masque of Red Death."
    "I like that (his work is) really dark, but creepy and fun," Griffin said.

  • A new, statewide archery program is giving students the chance to aim higher, not only with their bow and arrow, but in their education, too.

    Scholastic 3-D Archery is an outdoor archery program in its first year in Kentucky and regional coordinator Tom Chamberlain said Bullitt County does not yet have 3-D archery in any of its schools.

  •  The Social Security Board of Trustees  released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time.  The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year’s estimate, with 80 percent of benefits still payable.

  •  LOUISVILLE - The Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is expanding its health and well-being class offerings.  In addition to Tai Chi, Bernheim now has Forest Fitness.

    Beginning Tuesday, June 4, this six-week class will meet weekly from 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Paul’s Point Lookout off of Paul’s Point Circle in Bernheim.