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  •   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.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University honored 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 11, at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

    At this 27th annual program, CU recognized 160 teachers from 59 school districts. A total of 3,014 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.

  •  The three public swimming pools will be open for business on Saturday, May 25.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - While some schools proudly display student artwork along their walls, Pleasant Grove Elementary takes theirs to the people.

    PGES art teacher Stacena Bohannon established art shows at various public locations for each grade level to show off their pieces. This is the second year public shows were presented.

    "It means so much more to the students when they get to display their work in public," said Bohannon. "You could sense their excitement at school beforehand."

  •  Little Flock Christian Academy hosted its second art forum on April 25. The students enjoyed learning different art-related careers from local artisans.

  •  Summer is right around the corner! Have you decided where your child is going to go for camp? BBB has tips and Business Reviews that can help parents find camps that will provide safe, rewarding experiences for children.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - “Alright girls, line up behind your flowers,” chimed Natalie Casto as she began the fourth class of “Ballet and Bible Stories,” at Elmcroft Senior Living Communities in Mount Washington Monday morning.

  •   In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week and the United States’ $2 trillion travel industry, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission and Bullitt County’s Interstate 65 Welcome Center are hosting a series of free public events this week.

  •  FRANKFORT — Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, May 4 in downtown Frankfort.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES – Over the past school year, cadets with the North Bullitt JROTC earned over 5,000 awards.

  •  After finishing the regular season by winning seven first-place awards at the Station Camp High School Drill Meet in Station Camp, Tenn., the North Bullitt JROTC unit is headed to national competition.

    They competed against 12 other drill units at Station Camp.

    In Daytona Beach, Fla., the North Bullitt cadets will compete in the 31st annual National High School Drill Team Championships, May 4-6.

    Less than 5 percent of the high school drill units are accepted. Over 150 units and 4,000 cadets will participate.

  •  Middle School 4-H delegates from across the state recently attended the 8th annual Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

    The conference is held annually for those youth in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about what Kentucky 4-H can offer.  The program is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition from middle to high school.

  •  CLERMONT - When local officials are sworn in they have to admit they have not participated in a duel.

  •  Members of Bullitt Central High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had their wheels spinning in an effort to raise child abuse awareness.