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Today's Features

  •  Traditional Memorial Day observances were held at the Bullitt County Courthouse and at the Lebanon Junction Post Office. 

    In Shepherdsville, the American Legion Post organized the service.

    In Lebanon Junction, the VFW Post once again organized the observance. Bob DeVore was one of the many speakers at the LJ service.

  •  Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter used personal circumstances to pen an award-winning essay about his grandmother, Kathy Lynn Thompson.

    While Shane’s parents are incarcerated, he is being raised by his grandmother, hence the inspiration for My Champion.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—A Mount Washington spot has a new name honoring a local student’s statewide achievement.

    The Lindsey Duvall Park, previously known as the Mount Washington City Park, is located at 100 Newman Way behind Mount Washington Elementary.

    Though it was meant to be a surprise unveiling during an opening day celebration (which was postponed due to bad weather), Parks Director Sheryl Paxton said word spread too quickly after the wind blew the cover off to keep it a secret.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—Seniors gathered at the monthly AARP meeting in Mount Washington to celebrate Derby and Mothers Day. Women were encouraged to wear their best hats and a bundle of roses were presented to the judges’ favorite. A special singer performed a melody of classic love songs while Mike Mann accompanied him on piano.

    The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 meets on the first Thursday of every month at noon at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center, located at 300 Delania Drive next to Busy Lady Quilts.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Seniors at Elmcroft Senior Living got in the Derby spirit by creating their own Churchill Downs-worthy fascinators and hats.

    Earlier in the week, volunteers from J&J Ceramics in Mount Washington helped to paint their own ceramic racehorses, which were displayed for other residents and visitors to see. The week ended with a Derby viewing party where the fascinators were shown off to all who joined.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — The forgotten war will be remembered in Mount Washington for generations to come thanks to a local student.

    Located in Highland Memory Garden in Mount Washington, Robby Smith, 17, designed a monument to honor Korean War veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project.

    Inspired by his grandfather, Smith knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that would stay.

    “I wanted something I could come back in 30 years and show my kids and say ‘I did that’,” he said.

  •  A special exhibit filled the gym of Old Mill Elementary recently.

    Visitors from throughout the city walked in to find 79 historical statues placed in multiple rows. The statues stood quiet until the guest stepped on their button on the floor, activating the figure to come alive and share a monologue about his or her life.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Better late than never.

    That’s what was written on the wedding cake for Suzanne McDaniel and Paul Conard, a couple who were married where they first met, at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center in Shepherdsville.

    Conard has attended the center for eight years, with McDaniel there the past three. Since they met there, where they spend time with all of their mutual friends, they wanted to have the ceremony there as well.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The Bullitt County Relay for Life has seen many changes over the years.

    Most recently the venue has switched from the actual track at North Bullitt High School to a more condensed parking lot area with a makeshift track, which many patrons seem to favor for its proximity to all of the ongoing activities.

    The one remaining constant throughout the years is the gathering of local cancer survivors and their caregivers. The annual Relay Survivor and Caregiver victory laps mean more than just a celebration of victory, it’s their reward.

  •  CLERMONT—The race is on to find a cure for pediatric cancer and over 480 runners refused to let bad weather hold them down.

    The first annual Fight Foundation 5K, hosted at Bernheim Forest, was postponed a day due to dangerous thunderstorms in the area. However, the turnout was still plentiful as men, women, children and dogs made the 3.1-mile hilly journey to raise money for the cause.