•  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sixth grader, Ethan Rice, 11, was recently named the 2011 Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association/ American Association of Retired People Grandparent of the Year essay contest winner.

    Rice, joined by his parents and grandparents, was proclaimed the winner during a special BCRTA luncheon and meeting held at Mount Washington United Methodist Church. 

    The annual contest highlights relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren. 

  •   Sporting an array of vibrant colors, a dozen young ladies were recently initiated into the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Mount Washington Assembly during a special event held at the Salt River Masonic Lodge. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you been thinking on what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Have you thought about a tie, a pair of socks, or a shirt? Why not give a gift that can make a difference to the whole family - a weather radio.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Teamwork leads to success on the ball field. But it can also lead to success for local homemakers. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Rice has a new set of favorite numbers: 12:01:52. The digits mark the amount of time it took him to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles, while breathing the thin mountain air of St. George, Utah. 

  •  Paula Gibson celebrated her retirement on May 28 with a party at Paroquet Springs Convention Center.

    Her husband, Gary, made sure she rode in on a horse and carriage with her daughter.

    “I am very excited to be retired,” Paula said. “But I absolutely loved working in the court system.”

    Paula was administrative assistant for family court. Before that, she was in driver’s license, small claims, and probate courts. She worked for the system for 28 years.  

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP) at Riverview Opportunities Center instructs young parents on how to properly raise their children in a family atmosphere.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Shepherdsville High School class of 1956 gathered for a special 55th anniversary luncheon.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 1993, the Red Crow Indian Council has presented an educational weekend.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - The 2011 Bullitt County Relay for Life experienced some of the best weather in its history this year. Most of the sunshine came from the smiling faces wearing purple shirts.

  •  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently received grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS.    

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sleeves of tattoos decorate Bob Cravens’ arms, and a thick, gray beard covers half his face. A tall, burly man, he speaks with strength and certainty that could only result from years of arduous experiences. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two weeks following the most exciting two minutes in sports, Jesus Castanon experienced a similar highlight in just under a minute and 57 seconds.

    Castanon, a Shepherdsville resident and professional jockey, rode the three-year-old colt Shackleford to the lead and then to the wire, winning the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Although media coverage of the Alabama tornado damage lessens as weeks pass by, relief efforts across the nation - and across Bullitt County - remain strong. 

  •  Each day, 15 people die awaiting a life-saving organ transplant.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Christian Hutchison grows up, he plans on being a marine biologist in Virginia. After he retires from that, he’s going to work for NASA.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a six month hiatus, the Mount Washington Farmer’s Market will return this Saturday and everyone is invited to enjoy samples, pick up new recipes and buy local products.

  •  TUCSON - Hilltop Haven Animal Rescue/Halfway House, Mount Washington, now has help in protecting dogs against canine influenza virus (CIV), a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity. The shelter received a grant for the vaccines as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to build community immunity against this respiratory infection.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - At three years of age, Jerry Webb Jr. learned to pray with his grandmother in her room. 

  • The sun was shining on Thursday in Shepherdsville City Park. Just a day earlier, water covered portions of the park.

    But on Thursday, it was perfect as the National Day of Prayer was held at the pavilion.

    Another large crowd attended this annual event.

    Organizer Donna Bradshaw commissioned all the area pastors as “generals” in God’s Army.