Today's Features

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Hometown resident Stephanie Feger was a judge on America’s Got Talent.

    She was the Simon Cowell of the group- the one who harshly crushed dreams.

    When a little boy came onstage to show his drawing skills, she knew instantly he’d be cut.

    Expecting tears, Feger was shocked when the boy smiled and handed her the picture he’d drawn.

    “That’s okay,” he said. “Color something pretty today.”

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was during the war that a well-traveled couple would first make a home.

    Bob and Carol Sharp are now making another move together, both becoming residents of Elmcroft Mount Washington over the summer.

    Elmcroft would play host to a special celebration, a 75th wedding anniversary with a gathering of many family and friends.

    The couple has stayed together through good times and in difficult times at the beginning while Bob was a member of the United States Air Force.

  •  There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for incoming pupils and their parents to prepare for that first day of class.

    Freedom and Brooks Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherri Bishop noted Kindergarten Kickoff is for children who have already enrolled and those who still need to finish their paperwork.

  •  We have been hearing a lot lately about the devastating wildfires that hit the Smokies in 2016 and how the tourist communities in the mountains have bounced back. “Smokies Strong” as the locals like to say. 

  •  Two lucky classes had an opportunity to duct tape a principal to the wall before summer vacation began.

    Shepherdsville Elementary principal Patrick Durham agreed to let students from two classes use duct tape to connect him to a wall in the main hallway.

    The classes included Emily Whitley’s kindergarten class and Christen Stevens’ 4th grade class.

    The classes were selected based on the largest increase in MAP reading and math scores during the school year, one at the primary level and one at intermediate.

  •  James Waters, of Shepherdsville, found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for him.

    The 29-year-old won $40,000 on a $5 Super Cash ticket early Friday morning after scratching it off in his car at the Cedar Grove Country Store.

    Waters talked about how his day got started. 

    “I went to Walmart but forgot a few things so I ran up to the country store.  While I was there, I got a ticket too,” he told lottery officials.

  •  NASHVILLE—A “back porch rock and roll” duo from Bullitt County have found their place in Nashville.

    North Bullitt graduate Anthony Olympia and Bullitt Central graduate Brent Rupard were at the Burger King off the Brooks exit when they made the decision to leave Bullitt County and head south.

    “The conversation literally went ‘We should move to Nashville and do this’ and Anthony was like ‘Cool,’” Rupard laughed. “It was as simple as that. It wasn’t rocket science.”

  •  Local residents were fighting drug addiction by taking their words of awareness to the streets.

    Break the Chains of Addiction, a local organization dedicated to removing stigmas and raising awareness pertaining to drug abuse issues and recovery, hosted a community awareness walk.

    Organization vice-president Virginia Hiser and secretary Melissa Sample said the group was encourage to chant along and make sure other citizens hear their message.

  •  LOUISVILLE — Over $5.6 million was raised through a variety of efforts for the 2018 WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And the dollars raised in Bullitt County will go to help agencies in Bullitt County.

    One-hundred percent of the money raised goes back to agencies which help children. This year, 229 agencies, hospitals and schools received grants.

    The largest local grant went to the Bullitt County Public School System. The board of education received $54,000.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Noah Richardson will be remembered by family and friends for years to come.

    On June 8, Noah, 18, lost his life in a fatal bicycle accident on S. Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    In Noah’s memory, the City of Shepherdsville planted a Cleveland pear tree at the City Park, with Noah’s family and friends invited to attend a ceremony.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury led the group in prayer during the ceremony, thank ing all who attended and assisted in marking the occasion.