•  The Social Security Board of Trustees  released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time.  The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year’s estimate, with 80 percent of benefits still payable.

  •  LOUISVILLE - The Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

  •  CLERMONT – Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is expanding its health and well-being class offerings.  In addition to Tai Chi, Bernheim now has Forest Fitness.

    Beginning Tuesday, June 4, this six-week class will meet weekly from 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Paul’s Point Lookout off of Paul’s Point Circle in Bernheim.

  •  CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University honored 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 11, at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

    At this 27th annual program, CU recognized 160 teachers from 59 school districts. A total of 3,014 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.

  •  The three public swimming pools will be open for business on Saturday, May 25.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - While some schools proudly display student artwork along their walls, Pleasant Grove Elementary takes theirs to the people.

    PGES art teacher Stacena Bohannon established art shows at various public locations for each grade level to show off their pieces. This is the second year public shows were presented.

    "It means so much more to the students when they get to display their work in public," said Bohannon. "You could sense their excitement at school beforehand."

  •  Little Flock Christian Academy hosted its second art forum on April 25. The students enjoyed learning different art-related careers from local artisans.

  •  Summer is right around the corner! Have you decided where your child is going to go for camp? BBB has tips and Business Reviews that can help parents find camps that will provide safe, rewarding experiences for children.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - “Alright girls, line up behind your flowers,” chimed Natalie Casto as she began the fourth class of “Ballet and Bible Stories,” at Elmcroft Senior Living Communities in Mount Washington Monday morning.

  •   In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week and the United States’ $2 trillion travel industry, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission and Bullitt County’s Interstate 65 Welcome Center are hosting a series of free public events this week.

  •  FRANKFORT — Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, May 4 in downtown Frankfort.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES – Over the past school year, cadets with the North Bullitt JROTC earned over 5,000 awards.

  •  After finishing the regular season by winning seven first-place awards at the Station Camp High School Drill Meet in Station Camp, Tenn., the North Bullitt JROTC unit is headed to national competition.

    They competed against 12 other drill units at Station Camp.

    In Daytona Beach, Fla., the North Bullitt cadets will compete in the 31st annual National High School Drill Team Championships, May 4-6.

    Less than 5 percent of the high school drill units are accepted. Over 150 units and 4,000 cadets will participate.

  •  Middle School 4-H delegates from across the state recently attended the 8th annual Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

    The conference is held annually for those youth in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about what Kentucky 4-H can offer.  The program is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition from middle to high school.

  •  CLERMONT - When local officials are sworn in they have to admit they have not participated in a duel.

  •  Members of Bullitt Central High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had their wheels spinning in an effort to raise child abuse awareness.

  •  Our band at Zoneton Middle School has experienced yet another great year.

    In the summer of 2012 ten band students from our school were selected to go to the Summer Middle School Wind Band Institute at the University of Louisville.

    In late September, ZMS Advanced Band put on a show at Paroquet Springs, which drew quite a crowd. This performance by our band had two pop selections along with a contemporary piece.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Helping abused and neglected children is as easy as taking pennies to the bank.

    During April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, all Republic Bank banking centers in Kentucky are collecting miles of pennies to help the thousands of children served by Sunrise Children’s Services.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Having advanced through preliminary judging, the team of three Bullitt East Students known as the Mount Washington Youth Chamber of Preservationists (aka the “Youth COPs”) joined with over 5,000 students of all ages from over 400 schools representing 100 Kentucky districts at the Lexington Convention Center for the annual state finals of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competition.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Girl Scouts of all ages, volunteers, staff and special guests gathered at Camp Shantituck on Saturday, March 30, to bury a time capsule to be opened in 25 years, when the much-loved Bullitt County camp turns 110. IIncluded the capsule are notes from current Girl Scout members, assorted patches, and a letter from current Girl Scout board president Cynthia Weller.