•  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. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students at Shepherdsville Elementary may have fresh ink all over themselves...but don’t you dare pick on them!

  •  LOUISVILLE - Continuing a standard of excellence over the past five years, Bullitt County wineries dominated the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

  •  HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  •  NICHOLS - Teachers expanding students' minds is a sincere form of cultivation - planting seeds into their young brains.

    Nichols Elementary instructor Cindi French took it a step further. French and her husband, Mackie, have developed a working vegetable garden on the school grounds over the summer.

    The garden's purpose is to provide first-hand educational opportunities for Nichols students while supplying the school cafeteria with home grown produce for healthier lunches.

  •  FRANKFORT - Joyce Manning and Martha S. Underwood, members of the Ridgway Memorial Library Board of Trustees in Bullitt County, have completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.

  •  HILLVIEW - North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a weekly club for area youth to enjoy themselves while learning more about faith and service.

    The AWANA Club (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) was designed to host games and activities while learning God's word through verse memorization.

    Norht Bulltt Christian youth director Ray Wiseman hosts the weekly events held every Wednesday during church night.

    Children are divided into three age groups including Cubbies (pre-schoolers), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-5).

  •  The Overdale Elementary community began a Box Tops drive in support of Henryville immediately following the April tornado.

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Diabetes Coalition (BCDC) and the Bullitt County Extension  Service have joined hands in the fight against diabetes. 

  •  BROOKS - Sandy Macy pleases local students in many colorful ways.

    Macy serves Eastside Middle School as a special needs instructor, serving students with moderate to severe needs. She also teaches art based on her own individual skills.

    "My art comes in very handy with my students," she said. "Especially for my non-verbal students."

    Macy earned a Bachelor Degree in Art and a Masters Degree in teaching moderate to severe special needs from the University of Louisville.