•  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local organizations are helping to unite the youth with adults who make a difference in their lives.

    Employees and staff with JOM Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in Shepherdsville earned a grand total of $34,633.78 in donations for Louisville Metro United Way, up 16 percent from 2011.

    This year JOM selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana as the recipient of extra fundraising efforts.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle School Band students earned a rare opportunity to learn at a college.

    Band members recently performed in a concert alongside University of Louisville Symphonic Band students on the stage of Comstock Hall in the university's Music Building.

    HMS Band director Wendy Davidson, a former U of L music student, helped to coordinate the event as a way to increase the performing experiences of her students.

  •  Bullitt County Public Schools are saluting area veterans and military personnel with various Veterans Day celebrations and services.

  •   It takes just about an hour out of 8,760 hours-a whole year, but the benefits can lengthen your future immeasurably. 

  •   FRANKFORT - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is continuing to encourage women to get screened for breast cancer.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - There wasn’t a quiz but there were plenty of questions asked and answered on this particular evening.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Elaine Walker was raised by a fighter.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Applications will be taken starting on Monday, Nov. 5, for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Old Mill Elementary students recently received a valuable education in American civics.

    Twenty days before the general election, Old Mill students were given the opportunity to exercise a privilege most Americans take for granted. 

    Students were allowed to choose which of the two major party's candidates they wanted to be elected president during a school-wide mock election.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Play time is better at Cedar Grove Elementary thanks to the efforts of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization.

  •  WASHINGTON - It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.

    That's what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Salt River Electric and Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  •  Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts proclaims this to be Homemaker Week.

    She is joined by Reba Mills, president of the oldest homemakers club in Brooks; homemakers president Linda Ellis; and Ruth Chowning, extension agent for family and consumer sciences.

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is once again preparing for an active wildfire season as lack of rain this summer and  increased fuel loads from spring storms could pose problems for fighting fires. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central students received an opportunity to complete some make-up work.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION - While the Marine Aviation Memorial Bell Tower now stands in it permanent home in Pensacola, Fla., the 30-foot monument recently visited a small town in southern Bullitt County.

  •  FRANKFORT – Fall has arrived, and with it the 2012 edition of the ColorFall program promoting travel to peak foliage viewing areas and autumn events around Kentucky.

  •  FRANKFORT - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited award-winning Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery in Shepherdsville on Sept. 17.

    “I enjoyed getting to visit with my friends Jim and Sandy Wight and see their operation,” Comer said. “Wineries such as Wight-Meyer are putting Kentucky on the map among the nation’s leading wine-making states.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt Lick Middle School teachers arrive at that moment of the day where they can relax, they go the old science classroom.

  •  CLERMONT - For many military veterans, the journey home means a longer than expected recovery more than it means returning.

    Many veterans bring home extra baggage in the forms of physical or mental disabilities due to a wide variety of stress-related reasons.

    Bullitt County was located along the road for a handful of veterans now raising awareness of such issues as part of The Long Road Home Project.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - Between going to school and practicing four to five times a week, it's hard to imagine Eastside Middle School cheerleaders have time for anything else, much less community service. 

    But somehow these youngsters manage to balance it all and they recently stepped up their service efforts. 

    In light of National School Spirit Week and the Universal Cheerleaders Association's Community Service Week Eastside cheerleaders participated in a number of service initiatives.