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  •  Butch and Yvonda Rash volunteered their time to help promote Bullitt County during the Kentucky State Fair.

    The county booth was part of the Pride of the Counties display in the South Wing of the fairgrounds.

    Throughout the week, local individuals assisted the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission to promote the area.

  •  Don’t fret! School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean fun and entertainment has to end! Living on the outskirts of Louisville, Bullitt County has many opportunities to relax and have fun. Below you will find my top 5 places to go for family fun entertainment during the school year.

    At the top of the list has to Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Indiana. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Stephanie Vittitoe found out she was pregnant with her first child, she decided to become a stay at home mom. 

    At the time Vittitoe had been teaching U.S. History to eighth graders at Bullitt Lick Middle.

    “A lady at our church is involved with HANDS,” Vittitoe said. “So, she told me about the program and I thought it would be a good resource since I was staying home.” 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Taking care of raccoons, a groundhog, a opossum and a flying squirrel is just one part of a camper’s day at Summer Educamp. 

    Recently Second Chances Wildlife, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center, hosted its first Summer Educamp. 

    The camp was geared toward educating campers between the ages of 8 and 12 about caring for wildlife at the center and out in the world. 

    Brigette Brouillard, the owner of Second Chances Wildlife, has previously hosted many camps. 

  •  Pleasant weather helped sunshiny smiles greet students on opening day at all of Bullitt County's Public Schools.

  •  HILLVIEW -- The bright lights of the Middle Township Performing Arts Center stage weren’t a problem for Top Note, a performing arts troupe; instead the problems arose when it came time to travel home with The Broadway Cup.  

    Melodie Stacy, co-owner of Classic Melodies Performance Institute (CMPI) with husband William Stacy, opened the performing arts studio in Bullitt County 25 years ago. 

    She wanted to give the kids interested in the arts a place to go in an area that primarily focuses on sports.   

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department offered advice to the community in regards to drug overdose awareness.

    The department hosted a free training program led by Jody Jaggers, PharmD, director of pharmacy health programs with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.

    Jaggers, along with University of Kentucky 4th-year pharmacy students Madeline Cadle and Payton Noble, led discussions about how both patients and caregivers can determine the signs of an overdose taking place, along with what to do if the situation occurs.

  •  With just under a month until school starts back in Bullitt County and 90 days or so until Labor Day weekend, now is the time perfect time to plan your perfect Smoky Mountain getaway full of adventures! 

    Just three years shy of the Smoky Mountain Wildfire that the nation watched in horror on social media and national news, the area has completely rebounded and has more adventures to offer than ever for young and old alike.

  • As the new school year approaches, there will be 50 youngsters in Bullitt County who will have a nice, comfortable bed to sleep in.

    The Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center coordinated a project, in partnership with the Metro United Way and other community partners, to build 50 beds for kids in need.

    Children and their families were invited to the reveal and were able to pick up their beds or ask for delievery assistance.

  •  HILLVIEW — Stealing from children.

    That is what happened recently at Challis Ford Park on Mudd Lane.

    Operated by the Blue Lick Optimist, thieves recently stole a four-wheeler used to get fields ready for baseball play, equipment and a security system.

    The park lost over $5,000 on property and there is  no insurance coverage to make the league whole again.

    That’s when the community took over.

  •  HILLVIEW -- If you’ve ever wanted to release your anger and break a plate or bust up that old VCR you no longer need, there is now a place in Hillview just for that. 

    A couple from Bullitt County have recently opened Smash Time, a rage room that allows you to break just about anything without feeling guilty.   

    After watching an episode of Chrisley Knows Best featuring a rage room, Meagan Cullen thought it was a funny idea and mentioned it to her husband, Brian Larson.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Countians have probably noticed an influx of mobile food trucks. 

    Food trucks have been rolling into Bullitt County as laws in Louisville prepare to change. 

    Mobile food units or food trucks as they are more commonly known are anything that operates on wheels or in another form are mobile.  

    But are they licensed? And who inspects the mobile feeding trailers?

  •  Little Flock Christian Academy students, staff and families participated in a number of missions projects during the past school year.

    Those included:

    *Hosted monthly birthday parties and a Christmas party for seniors at the Portland Neighborhood House

    *Helped with activities at Alternative Health Adult Day Center and Beehive Homes

    *Delivered goodies for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Bullitt County  Judge Executive’s office

    *Did yard work for neighbors

  •  LOUISVILLE -- Johnathon Arnold, a 2018 graduate of Bullitt East High School, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to pursue a civil engineering degree at the University of Louisville. 

    This competitive scholarship, established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,800 exceptional students from throughout the state. 

  •  LEXINGTON -- Kentucky students were honored for posters and essays that express how Kentucky’s agriculture community is working to address hunger during the annual Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony recently at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    “I want to congratulate the winners, who depicted in art and writing how our farmers are helping feed the hungry here in Kentucky and around the world,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael J. Shepherd grew up in Bullitt County as an atheist.

    “I started believing in God in 1987,” he said. “That’s when my journey began. I believed there was a God because there were answered prayers that only he could answer.”

    That moment, along with his retirement in 2015, led Shepherd to a career as a book author, writing about the history of churches.

  •  FRANKFORT -- Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith participated in sessions on implicit bias, organ donation and court security to protect the public at the 2019 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference. 

  •  FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2019 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.KEES allows students to earn money for college for good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    To check their awards, students need to sign in to their account on www.kheaa.com. 

  •  Troy Yocum created the first plans for the Active Heroes Retreat when he was 10 years old and on June 15 two major parts of the retreat were opened to the public.

    Ribbon cuttings were held for the dog park and amphitheater.

    After the ribbon cutting on the amphitheater the retreat hosted its first show with performances by Tyler Warden and John D’Amato and Trouble Junction. 

    The show marked the first of the Active Heroes Concert Series.

  •  LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky State Fair is looking for blue ribbon winners.

    The Kentucky State Fair encourages competitors of all ages and interests to submit entries and compete for cash prizes and the more than 5,000 blue ribbons to be awarded in August..

    Competitors of all ages can choose from 31 departments -- including culinary, antiques, livestock, homebrew beer, photography and textiles -- which are further divided into 7,000 total classes of competition.

    Deadlines for Entries to the Fair:

    *General -- July 1