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Today's Features

  • LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  •  Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all a kid needs is a block of wood and some tires to get the imagination wheels rolling.

    Brayden Pierce, a second grader at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, recently earned the top spot in his first ever pinewood derby.

    Pierce joined Cub Scout Pack #776, who meets at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington, last fall. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  •  HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  •  Five generations recently gathered.

    Seated is Elizabeth Riggle (93) who is holding Kamdyn Cutno (5 months).

    Standing (left to right) are Nyssa Warner Cutno, Glenda Riggle Zimmerman and Elizabeth (Jeanie) Zimmerman Warner.

  •   One of the many projects of the Mount Washington Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for use in other parts of the country and the world.

    Recently, the club gathered 236 pairs of glasses from its collection boxes around town.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — It isn’t spring without new spring fashions.

    Each year, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club kicks off spring with their annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    Held on Saint Patrick’s Day, this year’s theme was “Everything Under the Rainbow.”

    For 47 years, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club has hosted the lunch, silent auction and fashion show to raise money for seniors at the local high schools.

  •  Gatton Academy Class of 2018 Senior Maggie Lewis put her Arabic skills to use during a recent trip to Qatar, a sovereign country in Western Asia.

    “I have been learning Arabic for two years now and am currently enrolled in both Arabic 499 and Arabic 202 at Western Kentucky University,” she said.

    As a Bullitt Central High School sophomore in 2015, the 17 year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis prepared applications to both the Carol Martin Gatton Academy at WKU and The Craft Academy at Morehead State University.

  •  HILLVIEW — A diary never meant to be read has been turned into a two-person show and visitors to the Bullitt County Public Libraries got to see it first hand.

    The Bright Star Touring Theatre presented “The Story of Anne Frank” to patrons of all ages at the Hillview Public Library in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12.