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Technical center helps to get city’s DARE vehicle in shape

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students and the instructor at the Bullitt County Technical Center were impressed.

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Taking a car confiscated in a crime, the Shepherdsville Police Department turned the vehicle over to the auto technology program and instructor Bryan Dugan and let the school do its thing.

Recently, the students and instructor got to see the finished project as Shepherdsville police officers brought the DARE vehicle over for an inspection.

Dugan said it is great experience for the class, which does a lot of work typically on school district vehicles or school personnel vehicles.

“It’s neat for them to see the end result,” said Dugan.

The program took out the engine and did an overhaul mechanically on the vehicle.

A paint job was also done on the car.

Another individual donated the interior work.

Dugan estimated that over $10,000 worth of work was done by the auto technology program.

There are usually around 60 youngsters in the automotive technology program throughout the four classes.

The program teaches students important skills and many will graduate having their ASE certification, which can be very important in the auto repair field.

As part of the college and career readiness initiative, Dugan said the technical center plays a key role.

He said it is great for the students to see their work go toward the DARE car and he hopes they can be involved in more community projects in the future.