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  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Two local Girl Scouts earned awards for assisting their church with a special project.

    Tori Bickett and Autumn Bolt are members of Troop 1040, based at Camp Shantituck. They both attend Hebron Middle School and are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    The girls both earned a Silver Award for their service project, requiring 50 hours of service and providing a lasting creation for the community.

  •   What does it take to create a successful trebuchet?

    Bullitt Advanced Math and Science students had the unique opportunity to inquire strategies of engineers and inventors at FirstBuild, a global co-creation community backed by GE Appliances, a Haier Company.

    Michael Ekbundit, Director, Engineering - Clothes Care COE, Clothes Care Sourced Products for GE Appliances, a Haier Company, initiated the activity.

  •  A tidy and organized home can feel like a refuge at the end of the day. If your home has become cluttered and disorganized, take the time to declutter and sort it out. 

    Going room by room, the first step is to get rid of anything you don’t need. It may seem overwhelming at first, but removing unwanted and unneeded things will be liberating. You may even find yourself throwing out more than you originally planned.

  •  Does your home need an update? If a full renovation isn’t in the cards this spring, here are five fun and inexpensive make-over tips for reinvigorating your home. 

     

    1. New accessories

    Inexpensive upgrades such as new throw pillows on the couch, a fresh tablecloth in the dining room or a chic frame for a painting or photo will help revitalize your home. 

     

    2. Rearrange your furniture

  •  This week, Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries strengthen their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer. April 7th–14th is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians, and library workers. 

  •  Heroes from throughout the county attended the first ever Community Heroes Festival, held by at the Bullitt County Public Libraries at Lebanon Junction Elementary School.

  •  CLERMONT - Internet and online safety is always a concern for young people at the middle school level.

    Thanks to a grant through the Facebook corporation, Bernheim Middle was one of two Kentucky schools selected for internet safety funding.

    The school prepared an Internet Safety educational event for students and families, addressing many concerns and issues relating to the technological issues of the middle school world.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - Many of the Bullitt County Public Schools celebrate Read Across America Day, celebrated annually on or around the birthday of children’s author Dr. Suess last month.

    The event is presented by the National Education Association as a reading motivation and awareness program allowing opportunities for every child to celebrate reading.

    Some schools celebrate all week, with various Seuss-related theme days, such as Weird Hair Day or Dress Like Your Favorite Seuss Character Day.

  •   The Mt. Washington Lions Club has been serving its community since 1948.  Through most of those years, fish fries have been one of its main fundraisers.

    Recently, the club modernized and streamlined its entire operation with a custom designed and built, all-in-one fish fry trailer.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A different way to raise apple trees will be experimented in the Ray Armstrong Orchard by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The new idea was endorsed by Ray Armstrong himself and will be maintained by the Bullitt County Master Gardeners.

    Known as French Espalier, the process involves a specific way of pruning and manipulating apple trees allowing easier maintenance for homeowners, along with limiting space and producing more fruit.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to honoring our local veterans, the girls from the Bullitt County 4-H program have them covered.

    A Quilt of Valor ceremony was hosted at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service to recognize local veterans Ray Armstrong, Don Clark, and Dan Skarr. Each was presented with their own quilt created by the 4-H Sewing Club members.

    The three local veterans were invited to a ceremony where the quilts would be presented, with Armstrong and Skarr attending.

  •  Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces may be able to take advantage of numerous student financial aid programs, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    The federal government also offers programs for the dependents of veterans and service members. Federal programs include:

  •  I can think of literally 101 reasons to spend several days in Anaheim, CA at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure. The first it is truly an American original! Disney has taken steps to carefully preserve the only theme park designed and built to completion under direct supervision of the great American animator Walt Disney while still providing modern attractions, rides and shows that you would expect in 2019. 

  •  CLERMONT - A fairytale has come to life in Bernheim Forest.

    The Forest Giants now live in the forest, thanks to the artistic efforts of Danish artist Thomas Dambo and a group of volunteers.

    Dambo designed three giant trolls made from recyclable parts collected throughout the region, along with a story, While the Weather Got Better, written by Dambo to tell why the trolls came to the forest.

  •  Six years ago, this month, I wrote the first of these columns, and during that time I’ve featured all or parts of 37 different years, some stretching back more than a century ago.

       In every column my purpose has been to highlight the good things happening in our county, the simple everyday events mentioned by yesteryear’s correspondents, the humorous and smile-provoking things, the accomplishments of our people, and yes even the heartaches some have had to overcome. 

  •  There is so much more to Los Angeles than “Hollywood glitz and glamour!” LA shines bright with many experiences. LA provides a bounty of reasons to hop an Allegiant Airbus from The Northern KY Airport (straight thru flight, economical, and lots of hotels off park and fly). 

  •  Heroes don’t always wear capes! Sometimes, the greatest heroes are the everyday people who work to help others and improve their communities. Obviously, this includes first responders like police officers and firefighters, but local volunteers and people who look out for their neighbors are also heroes in their own right.

    In honor of those individuals and anyone who wants to discover ways they can give back too, Bullitt County Public Library is hosting its first ever Community Heroes Festival on Saturday, March 23.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you live in two municipalities in Bullitt County, you can consider yourself to be residing in one of the safest places in the state of Kentucky.

    SafeWise released a listing of the 20 safety cities in Kentucky and Mount Washington and Hillview both  made the list.

    The organization rated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes, including aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.

  •  The cost of food in America remains affordable.  The 

    U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service states that American Consumers spend just over 10% of their disposable income — portion of income available for spending or savings — on food.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau and the 120 counties call this to the attention of the consumers in February because that is when we have earned enough disposable income to pay for our annual food supply (about seven weeks).

  •  The Newman family lived in Gloucestershire, England.  Gloucestershire is a county in southwest, England and where the county is part of the Cotswald Hills, part of the fertile Valley on the river of Seven and the forest that is in that area.