• HILLVIEW - As Archbishop Joseph Kurtz told the St. Mary congregation, "It feels good to be 40."

    St. Mary Catholic Church marked a milestone by recognizing its 40th year of serving the Hillview area. A full church joined Kurtz at a celebratory mass followed by an indoor/outdoor lunch.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – The art of summer vacation fun is not lost on Shepherdsville Elementary students.The school’s first annual summer art camp, funded by the Family Resource Center, allowed students an opportunity to enhance their artistic abilities.Shepherdsville FRC coordinator Traci Gould said the art camp was originally available for students referred by their teachers.

  • Lebanon Junction Elementary School dedicated its new playground to instructional assistant Michelle “Mickey” Ward, 45, who recently died suddenly.Ward spent 12 years at LJES as an assistant and was remembered at the ceremony as “vibrant, happy and respected.”The playground cost $26,000 and was a needed addition to the schools existing four swings and a slide. Fundraising and local donations made the playground a reality.Students braved the heat to see their playground be dedicated to “Ms.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – Grandparents and grandchildren had a grand time at Shepherdsville Elementary’s Camp Grand.The four-day summer program, created specifically for grandparents raising their grandchildren, was created and sponsored by the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA).Shepherdsville FRC coordinator Traci Gould said the camp was designed to offer mutual assistance for grandparents, offering a place to discuss their issues with experts and with othe

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was just two months ago when family and friends of 23-year-old Jesse Keeling dealt with her tragic death following a crossover accident on Interstate 65.

    "If there would've been (a cable barrier) Jessi's life would've been saved," friend Tarra Ragan said.

    Keeling's acquaintances were both pleased and relieved to learn that state officials were taking action: During a Wednesday press coference Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced that portions of I-65 in Bullitt County would receive cable barriers to prevent future crossover accidents.

  • From visiting with Santa to riding a horse-drawn carriage to helping a local LEAD street rod group collect for those less fortunate, Shepherdsville Square once again kicked off the Christmas season earlier this month.

    The observance is the longest running celebration of the holiday season in the county.

  • Downtown Shepherdsville hosted its annual Light Up celebration on Friday with a twist.

    Besides the normal caroling by groups like St. Aloysius, there was a parade with over 50 units.

    The annual celebration had wonderful weather for the new Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade. Entry fees went to the Bullitt County American Red Cross chapter.

    Mayor Sherman Tinnell, who was grand marshal in the parade, had the honor of lighting up the Christmas tree.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Students at the Adelante Hispanic Achievers school in Jefferson County are gifted in their educational pursuits.

    But, when it comes to knowing about the environment, program director Mara Maldonado says there is much the students in grades 6-10 still have to learn.

    Thanks to a partnership with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, students are getting a hands-on learning experience about nature and about the environment.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department helps keep local children smiling with help primarily from the Louisville Water Company. The annual Smile Kentucky! program visited four Bullitt County public schools this year including Brooks, Cedar Grove, Overdale and Shepherdsville Elementary. Liz Crigler, Health Educator II with the Health Department, said 525 third, fourth and fifth grade students were screened for dental treatment.

  • Students at Shepherdsville Elementary took part in a week-long observance of veterans.

    They culminated the week of research with a special ceremony on Monday morning.

    Mrs. Kim Harding shared stories about her grandfather.

    Fifth grades Mackenzie Terrell, Summer Hartlage, Breanna Porter and Hannah Wells presented a skit to the student body.

  • LOUISVILLE - By offering a charitable contribution, a Bullitt County company will soon shine in a national television spotlight.

    Dogwood Homes, a homebuilder company based in Shepherdsville, was selected by Elite Homes to assist in a project for the ABC television series, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

    The show is in Louisville to build a new home for the family of Patrick Henry Hughes, a 19-year-old paralyzed and blind University of Louisville student.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE — It may not look like the Grand Ole' Opry from the outside, but the Shepherdsville Country Music Show has earned a place in local country music history.

    This Sunday the Shepherdsville Country Music Show on Highway 44W will celebrate 30 years of providing Bullitt County with a toe-tapping good time Friday and Saturday nights.

    The show was founded by Mary Reid, her husband, the late Philip "Chester" Reid, and Sunny Johnston. However, Johnston was only a part of the partnership for a short time.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON — Barbara Guth retired nine months ago but she certainly hasn't stopped working.

    Guth, a Mount Washington resident, was recently recognized by her former employer for her volunteer work after retiring. Guth was employed by Cohart Refractories in Louisville as General Accounting Supervisor.

    Cohart's parent company, Saint-Gobain Ceramics, selected Guth as one of six employees or retirees to receive the company's Volunteer Recognition Award.