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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Walking, hunting or bouncing are all acceptable ways to help Bullitt County beat the surrounding counties’ challenge of most steps in an hour.

    Taking place during the second annual Family Fest on Thursday, Sept. 13, the 2018 Wellness Walk will offer multiple ways for participants to help the county reach its 100,000 steps goal.

  •  Over the years Nashville has often be referred to as “Nash Vegas.” My wife and her friend recently took the drive down I-65 to Music City. 

    Upon arriving at The Comfort Inn Downtown which would serve as their base for their all girls’ weekend they found Nashville truly is the Vegas of the South. 

    Downtown is packed with action 24/7 and there is a multitude of ways to get around town from party buses to golf carts willing to drive you to and from your destinations for just a tip!  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Twenty years ago, locals could look forward to the Strictly Bluegrass festival at Iroquois Park to quench their live musical thirst.

    On Sunday, Sept. 9, a new event will debut at the First Street Park in Shepherdsville, organized by one of the same creators.

    The first ever “Shindig in the Park” will offer a family-friendly time for bluegrass, American, classic country and gospel lovers alike.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - What was so special about Bullitt Central High School that led Mustard Seed Entertainment to select it as part of its movie?

    Was it the community vibe, the school’s size, or the team logo and colors? All of it played a part, but the main reason was record clerk Amy Knopp.

    In her fifth year at Bullitt Central, Knopp has a connection with Mustard Seed co-producers Alexandra Boylan and Andrea Polnaszek. She attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with both.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — The  memory of Sept. 11, 2001, will never fade from the minds of Americans.

    Each September, Bullitt County has hosted an event to not only remember the events of that day but to also salute first responders who put their lives on the line every day.

    Rebecca Johnson and Gary Lawson are coordinating the 2018 observance and it will be a bit more personal for Johnson.

    Several of the speakers slated for the Sunday, Sept. 9, event outside the judicial center in Shepherdsville will have a close tie to her late husband, Dan.

  •  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.