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  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Ridgway Memorial Library is a perfect locale for Bullitt County’s Author Faire, and a former local high school teacher hopes to encourage former students to visit and read.

    Gwinn Hahn is among the authors scheduled to participate in the fair, promoting her new book, “Journey to the Past: Willisburg & Tatham Springs,” a work featuring a collection of oral histories.

    The two featured towns are located in Washington County, where Hahn was born. The family eventually moved to Bullitt County.

  • Sometimes you need a little help get by. The Mount Washington Lions Club recently answered that call for the Mount Washington Historical Society.

  •  FFA is at it again, whether it’s spotlighting outstanding members, giving speeches, teaching kids proper safety skills, enjoying the great outdoors, or planning future fun memories. It’s safe to say that we have been busy having great times and breaking out of our comfort zone.

  •  What a GREAT DAY! $4041.00 was raised for the Kentucky Chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The 1st annual golf scramble hosted by Linda's Cafe, which is owned and  operated by Albert &Linda Tinnell and Sonya Humphrey was a huge success.

    We want to THANK everyone who donated their time, money, or prizes. Thank You to the 90 golf participants. You ALL made this successful day possible! 

  •  The U.S. Fire Administration Topical Fire Research findings:

    * In 2010, 357 children younger than 15 died as a result of fires. These children accounted for 10 percent of fire deaths.  The youngest children were especially hard hit with 57 percent of child fire deaths affecting children age 4 or younger. 

    * For children younger than 15 in 2010, exposure to smoke and fire was the second leading cause of non-transportation accidental deaths after drowning.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Martie Korphage loved to cook, and she loved to feed everybody.

    The folks at First Baptist Church could think of no better way to honor her memory than to honor her as the namesake of a new program offering free meals to the community.

    Martie's Kitchen held its first public meal on Monday, Oct. 21, at the FBC community room.

    Barbara Elliott, a Martie's Kitchen volunteer and church member, said a group of dedicated citizens wanted to give back to the community by offering a free meal each week.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hannah Thompson hopes to help a lot of people in the area with an issue near to her own heart.

    Hannah’s mother, Jennie, is a foster parent. Hannah has lived with foster siblings on a regular basis.

    The 15-year-old North Bullitt sophomore established Hannah’s Closet, an opportunity to assist foster families with much-needed clothing supplies for the children.

    Hannah said the concept involved offering clothes to the children who have nothing when they arrive at a new home.

  •  You may not know this, but the week of October 21 through 27 has been designated Retired Teachers Week.  Never heard of it?  That’s possible since this is only the second year time has been set aside to recognize the continuing contributions of retired educators.  However, given the already crowded number of weeks, days, and months set aside for some group or cause, why create another?

  •  The Shepherdsville High School Class of 1945 held its 68th class reunion recently at Cattleman’s Roadhouse Restaurant.

    It was the 19th straight year that the classmates have gathered together for a reunion.

    Of the 32 original class members, 15 are still living.

    Classmate Richard Hines has hosted the event every year since the 50th reunion.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION -- It was a typical Wednesday in Lebanon Junction, aside for the people rolling down the street on barrels.

    The town was recently chosen by an Austrailian production company, Guilty, as the location for a new commerical about Australian Bourbon called Woodstock, which coincidentally is produced in Kentucky at Heaven Hill Distilleries. Guilty is working with the Louisville production company Videobred to create the commercial.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new club has come to Bullitt East High School. One that agriculture teacher Dustin Gosser will help students to invest in their future.

    “Agriculture is one of the main things our nation’s built on,” said Gosser. “It’s important to everyday life even though it is often overlooked.”

    This year Bullitt East started a local chapter of the national FFA organization.

  •  CLERMONT - Jim Beam Brands has been very successful in its line of business.

    And Jim Morehead said it is an obligation to give back to the community.

    For the first time, Jim Beam Brands decided it was time to be a partner in the Metro United Way program.

    And thanks to the employee contribution program at Jim Beam, as well as many other businesses, the past year was a banner one for the service agency.

    As a result, over $108,000 in projects will be funded for Bullitt County agencies.

  •  FRANKFORT - Twenty-five students from Bullitt County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school.

  •  Troy Yocum doesn’t remember much about his grandfather, Sgt. Joseph Leake.

    Leake served in the Army Air Guard for four years during World War II before returning to civilian life at home.

    When Yocum was only two years old, Leake died by suicide in 1981 after dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder for over 30 years.

    “He struggled with PTSD before it was a defined condition,” Yocum said.

  •  We just celebrated the unofficial end to summer with Labor Day. 

    It is hard to believe, but next week will be Fall Break.

    Instead of taking the normal weekend trip to a state park or visiting the Smokies again, why not try something new?

    Make Atlanta, Ga., your family Fall Break destination. That’s right Atlanta, Ga., where the leaves are just as pretty and there is just as much for family adventure inside and outside.

  •  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.