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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — There are only 101 stories in each bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul books and a Shepherdsville resident has her name in two of the sought after spots.

    California native Connie Brown grew up reading the Chicken Soup books and writing her own life stories down.

    When the opportunity came about to submit her own narratives, she took a leap.

  •  North Bullitt High School Assistant Principal Joni Britt has been selected as the new leader following the retirement of Chris VerDow.

    “I was very shocked when I got the call from the SBDM committee offering me the position,” Britt said. “I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to become a leader this early in my career. It is both a blessing and an honor to be appointed the next principal of North Bullitt High School.”

    Britt brings 13 years of experience in education to her new role.

  •  Returning to Louisville for its 51st consecutive year July 14 – 29, Homearama has showcased the finest in custom-built new homes in the Greater Louisville area, and the 2018 show will be no exception! 

    The first conservation subdivision in Jefferson County, Catalpa Farms—a Signature Green Properties development, will greet visitors with expansive views across ridges and valleys, ever-present gentle breezes, and a tranquil setting that is sure to please.

  •  It was a very hot couple of days for visitors to the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast.

    Eating a watermelon was one way to cool down.

    Or trying one of the 25 cent ice cream cones was another option.

    Then there were the water slides at the inflatable village.

    Despite the record high temperatures, the crowd seemed to have a good time and the festivities wrapped up with the annual fireworks show.

    See more photos from the event here.

  •  CLERMONT --  The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the recipient of the 2018 Operational Sustainability Award at its annual conference.

    Bernheim is only the third organization to ever receive the honor from the leading professional organization in the field of public horticulture. 

  •  PLEASANT GROVE - Recently the Honor Flight Program celebrated its 10th anniversary of honoring veterans by flying them to Washington, DC, to visit memorials and be celebrated by others for their services.

    Students from Pleasant Grove Elementary were able to participate in the anniversary, creating thank you cards and letters for the participating veterans.

    About 200 letters and notes were created by PGES students for the anniversary flight, according to Honor Flight volunteer Shila Ringo, who works at PNC Bank in Shepherdsville.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Bullitt Blast 2018 and the Shepherdsville City Festival brought out those of all ages for a hot but fun time at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Inflatables, 25 cent ice cream cones, beauty pageants, watermelon eating contests, live music, a patriotic flag retirement ceremony and, of course, fireworks left the weekend packed.

    For more pictures from Bullitt Blast 2018, click here.

  •  HILLVIEW - Bullitt County will forever have a hero to celebrate thanks to a young man who overcame obstacles and became an inspiration for others.

    Jesse Schott, 17, a North Bullitt High School student who battled three separate bouts of brain cancer, passed away last Monday at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    He was widely known throughout the North Bullitt and Hillview communities, assisting with various civic functions and regularly attending the Bullitt County Relay for Life as a young survivor.

  •  Bullitt County high school junior Jacob Hall recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Hall and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 10-14 at Murray State University. 

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky for an additional 46 students. 

  •  LEXINGTON -- A local student was part of a group of University of Kentucky students who placed third in a national competition.

    A tractor built by University of Kentucky students recently placed third at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

    In addition to the team’s overall ranking, they also placed third in performance events and placed first, second and third in each of the three tractor pulls.