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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials with Bullitt County Public Schools know what brown can do for their students.

    United Parcel Service is working with the BCPS College and Career Readiness Program to promote its School to Work program, which allows senior high school students to work during part of the school day while also acquiring college course credits.

    BCPS College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger credited School to Work with connecting all of the same dots that the school system hopes to match.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—The rain can’t wash away the pain and it can’t keep away a vigil honoring lives lost to drug addiction.

    Breaking the Chains of Addiction, an organization dedicated to helping steer people away from drug use, hosted its annual vigil in the First Street Park in honor of National Overdose Awareness Day.

    Though the rain caused the walk portion to be cancelled, neighbors still gathered under the pavilion to discuss the impact addiction has had on their lives.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Hiding under a blanket as a child kept the monsters away and made everything better.

    As adults, the comfort of a blanket still brings a form of reassurance in times of distress. 

    A blanket that had been made and consistently prayed over can be especially comforting to those in the community who have dedicated their lives to keeping everyone safe from monsters.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—It may not have been in the park, but there was still a musical Shindig in Shepherdsville.

    Hoping to make it a semi-annual event, the first Shindig in the Park moved to the Shepherdsville Government Center due to poor weather.

    Nonetheless, residents brought their foldable chairs and heard live music from recording artists EmiSunshine and Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers to local closet artists during an open mic segment.

  •  CLERMONT—A picture says a thousand words but how that picture is presented can evoke a thousand emotions.

    Scrapbooker Ange Burnett channels her emotions when designing a scrapbook page in an effort to let the viewer feel the experience the same way she encountered the moment in real time.

    “Scrapbooking is about telling about the way you felt there,” Burnett said. “It’s the only way to leave something behind that has emotion to it.”

  •  FRANKFORT --  Thirty-four recent high school graduates from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree. 

  •  There was a special presentation to Shepherdsville police officer Bryan Whittaker uipon his recent retirement.

    Whittaker retired from the Shepherdsville Police Department, the same agency his father retired from as an officer.

    Police chief Rick McCubbin and mayor Curtis Hockenbury presented the special award to Whittaker.

    The officer thanked his fellow officers for being such as excellent group of people to work with.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s annual 9/11 Memorial and Honoring Heroes Day took place again this year despite the weather threat from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon.

    This year’s event honored former State Representative Dan Johnson, with guest speakers including 9/11 first responders who had worked with Johnson during the aftermath of the attacks.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Even when surrounded by loved ones, different situations can make one feel as if she is the “soul survivor” and the only one to ever face a challenge.

    The ladies at Pleasant Grove Baptist understand the feeling and planned a special women’s event to bring women in the community together in their struggles and their faith.

    Whether it is a mother of missionaries, becoming a widow, dealing with addiction or through self-failures, a speaker was available for every area of life.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central High School will have a major role to play in an upcoming movie.

    Catching Faith 2, a production of Mustard Seed Entertainment, has incorporated the school as part of its storyline.

    The sequel focuses on an inspirational theme, involving various individuals involved in a small-town high school football team.