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  • Bullitt arts group paint pretty picture

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council completed another underground type of masterpiece.

    BCAC members created two murals for display along the underpass of Highway 480 EX beneath the CSX railroad tracks.

    Mural coordinator Karla Gruber said the works depict local history connected to the specific area, with Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his raid displayed on the north side.

    The south wall features the old Shepherdsville train depot that stood nearby. Both murals also feature the surrounding landscape in the art.

  • PROFICIENCY: Bullitt makes big strides in testing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The pieces are starting to come together.

  • Supreme Court rules conviction in shooting affirmed

    FRANKFORT -- The state Supreme Court has ruled that the conviction of a local woman in the shooting death of her husband in April 2008 was proper.

  • Shepherdsfest changes do not alter goals of music, arts festival

     CLERMONT - The flocks will gather in the field known as the Bullitt County Fairgrounds for this year’s annual Shepherdsfest Christian Arts and Music Festival.

    The event has always been held on the grounds of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. For its 5th installment, coordinator Sherry Hurt said the popular event needed more space.

    “We have several churches working together to bring this event,” Hurt said.

  • Bullitt Countian Hendrix hired as Shelbyville officer

     SHELBYVILLE - Shelbyville’s finest grew by one with the swearing in of a new police officer at the Shelbyville Police Department.

    The community room at the police department was quiet, the crowd solemn, as Jason Hendrix vowed to uphold the law and never participate in a duel, part of the requirements of the oath.

    Hendrix, 39, is a native of Jeffersontown, where his wife, Melissa, is still a police officer.

    He is a graduate of Bullitt East High School and has a degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. 

  • Goodwyn believes his Moore's Karate has something for everyone

     There is a new addition across the street from Zappos. Moore’s Karate had its grand opening on August 30th. It is located in 1707 Cedar Grove Rd Suite 5 in Shepherdsville. The owner Eric Goodwyn, was stationed in Fort Minot, North Dakota three years ago and got involved with the business.

         “I knew I wanted to come back and live in Kentucky,” Goodwyn said. “I wanted to continue on with the business and decided to open one here.”

  • Rachel's Challenge positive message for students

      CLERMONT - Thirteen years after becoming the first victim of the fatal shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Rachel Scott lives on and continues to challenge other students.

    Based on her life and writings, Rachel's Challenge was formed by family and friends to spread Rachel's anti-bullying message and her challenge to treat everyone as a friend.

  • Laura Terry victorious ways continue with win at State Fair

     This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  • Martin wows the crowd to win KSF karaoke contest

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The new voice of Bullitt County comes in the form of a 12-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Fair judges.

    Emma Denise Martin was selected as the winner of the "So You Think You Can Sing" karaoke competition, hosted annually in the Mike Linnig's tent at the fair. She earned top honors in the 12 and under age division.

    The seventh grader at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Louisville earned $50 and two tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park, along with a ribbon and a trophy half her size.

  • Car show replaces beauty pageants at festival

     This year’s show will still have some beauties, but maybe not the ones you normally think of. There will be no pageants at the Old Fashioned Days Festival this year, but there will be a car show.

    Bobby Hartlage, coordinator of the contest, said this is an open car show so anyone is welcome to enter.

    “Everything is welcome,” he said.

    It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, the second day of the festival. The fee to enter is $10.