•  Missy Gousha, a Mount Washington resident and business owner, said her son, Michael, was a jokester.

    “He was very fun loving,” she said.

    Donna Neblett, another Mount Washington resident, said her daughter, Rachael, wanted to be a brain surgeon so she could uncover the cause of Alzheimer’s, a disease that affected her grandfather.

    Donna and Missy, while not related, are a part of the same story. They are parents who have lost children to death by suicide.

    It’s a story that’s surprising, but not uncommon.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - One of the ways the Bullitt County Public Schools system hopes to deter suicide is through prevention.

    Some suicidal situations involving younger people include actions within the schools or with classmates, many implementing bullying methods.

    Former BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator Jamie Goldsmith presented an anti-bullying program, "Take a Stand Against Bullying," throughout the community in hopes of raising awareness while educating both youth and parents about bullying issues.

  •  Highway 61 was renamed Friday to commeorate a fallen Soldier whose legacy lives on in Lebanon Junction.

  •  HILLVIEW – It is not a miracle cure for all that ails you.

         But, Dr. Deepa Arla believes that yoga can be a source of healing for the mind and body.

         With the assistance of Arla and Associates, gentle yoga classes will be held each Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. The class will be held at the physician’s office at 1553 Highway 44 East near Bullitt Central High School.

         Logan Dunbar will be the instructor.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There’s not a substantial way to pinpoint a potential suicide victim.

  •   Suicide. Death. Cancer. What do these three things have in common? No one wants to talk about them. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's Bullitt County's most popular school test in the last century, and the answers weren't even provided.

    The Bullitt County History Museum posted an article on its website this summer displaying a copy of a test prepared for eighth grade students dated November 1912.

    Within a few months, the test received attention, snowballing into one of the biggest worldwide searches online, just over 100 years after it was issued.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE - About 270 teenagers and adult leaders brought new roofs and decks to homeowners in need through a partnership with Kentucky Heartland Outreach (KHO) recently. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Keeping Bullitt County residents healthy is important to local officials and efforts to improve cardiovascular health in the county were recently recognized.  

  •  Seth Thompson saw his Eagle Scout project as an opportunity to help his school. 

    The 17-year-old Bullitt East senior said during football practices he would see how empty the area around the flagpole near the football field looked and saw trash around it. 

    “I had to look at it every day,” Thompson said. “I saw how messy it was.”

    Thompson, who is the son of Brian and LaDonna Thompson, renovated and cleaned up the area around the flagpole in March 2010. 

  •  Elizabeth Clardy, daughter of Jesse and Shannon Clardy, is the recipient of the James W. Hardaway Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    Hester Belle Hardaway, widow of James, left funds at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County for a scholarship fund.

    Each year, a high school graduate in Bullitt County whose parent has an active checking account at the bank is selected for the scholarship.

    Bill Hardy, chairman of The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, presented the check to Clardy.

  •  A committee of individuals in the community are working on a project to help Bullitt County apply for certification in the very prestigious state Work Ready program.

    The group, chaired by county judge Melanie Roberts and school superintendent Keith Davis, is working on the application process which assesses many aspects of the community.

    Certification in the program could give the county a major step forward in recruiting jobs and residents in the future.

  •  HILLVIEW - In a world where there are no happy endings, Craig Everett Earl couldn’t be happier.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - It was a muggy hot morning Wednesday, but that didn’t discourage  the crew of five from going to work.

    However, instead of getting ready to work on cars all day on the assembly line at the Ford  plant, they loaded their trucks with tools and lumber and jetted off to Bullitt County.

    The team’s project for the day was to relocate a handicap ramp to the house of Shepherdsville resident Paul Graser.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - An award-winning local author hopes to add to her trophy case this weekend.

  •  For the third time, Music Director Cheri (Greer) Dugger has guided concert band students to the Grand Sweepstakes Award at the Music Showcase Festivals in Ohio.

         This year’s competition finished on a particularly fine note as Eastside Middle School Concert Band musicians registered judges’ scores 97 and 98, the highest Dugger has ever received in 18 years of attending the festival.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the hunters of Lights Out Outdoors, hunting is more than just the kill; it’s their passion.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - After being home-schooled her entire life, Leah Pugh decided the next step in her education was to obtain her GED certificate. 

  •  NEWPORT - A hidden jewel of the sea sits on the Ohio River at Newport Aquarium in Newport (just a short drive up I -75). 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Detention Center, in conjunction with Bullitt County Adult Education, hosted a graduated ceremony for seven special graduates.