•  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.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the market of supply and demand, there is no doubt that the supply of fireworks for your July 4 celebration is plentiful.

  •  Several Schools partner with YMCA for Themed Camps.

    The Cedar Grove/Lebanon Junction Elementary School Family Resource Center, Bullitt Lick/Bernheim Middle School Youth Service Center and Roby/Mt. Washington Elementary School Family Resource Center will partner with the Bullitt County YMCA to co-host themed camps at Shepherdsville Elementary School.

    This event will be from July 15-August 2 and open to all YMCA students in grades kindergarten through fifth registered at the Shepherdsville site.

  •  As the heat of summer rolls in, activities are quick to follow. Our thirst for summertime fun is quenched by cool FFA events. 

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Imagine being a teenager and spending an entire school year in a foreign country.

  •  The Indianapolis Zoo is just about an hour and half from Northern Bullitt County, and boasts a complete ocean of its own that is sure to thrill children and the young at heart that cannot get to the beach this summer! 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A taste of the Wild West, complete with guns and horses, is coming to the Bullitt County Fair. 

  •  Three of Louisville’s “Museum Row on Main” attractions are participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day 2013.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Mount Washington Main Street Committee is hoping to start a new tradition.

  •  The Bullitt County Memorial VFW Post 5710 recently elected officers for the 2013-14 year.

    Danny Morrison will again be the commander, with Joe McIntosh serving as senior vice and Chris Bogacki as junior vice. Mike Bishop will be quartermaster with Dave Berry as chaplain and Buddy Waters as a three-year trustee. Mark Hall is the surgeon and David Dunford will be judge advocate.