.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

People

  • Sheriff’s Deputy Ford carries torch as part of Special Olympics World Games

     AUSTRIA -- When the final leg of the of the torch run is conducted at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, March 18, a special local touch will be present.

    Trevor Ford, a deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, will be one of the 88 law enforcement members who are part of this special ceremony in Austria.

    As a member of the Final Leg team, Ford and fellow law enforcement members will carry the torch through 45 cities to honor the Special Olympic spirit.

  • North Bullitt grad flying high in U.S. Marine Corps

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former North Bullitt Eagle is now flying high following his United States Marine Corps recruit training.

    PFC Damian Whitehouse, a 2016 NB graduate, recently completed a three-month training at Parris Island, SC.

    The son of James Whitehouse and Mary Isaacs now heads to Camp Geiger, NC, for further combat training, then eventually to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, to begin aviation training.

    Whitehouse prepared for his Marine career through the USMC Delayed Entry Program, working with recruiter SSGT Justin McLinn.

  • Short Retirement: McCubbin quickly decides working better than life being retired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

    He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

    And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

    But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

    “This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”

  • Kingston Davis plays soccer with some of world’s best

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Kingston Davis got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen to train with some of the world’s best soccer coaches in Barcelona last November.

    Davis attended a week-long camp last summer and received his invitation to join the FC Barcelona Camp  a few weeks later.

    According to Davis’ dad, Brian, only about 7 percent of the kids who try-out get the invitation.

  • Henderman recognized for distinguished service to Farm Bureau

     At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.

  • Coy first to throw hat into sheriff’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  • Rittman tackles task of organizing obit treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s. 

  • Puckett hangs up badge after 42 years of service

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  • Guest selected as new director of Bullitt YMCA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The new year began with a new leader, though this one was a bit more local than D.C.

    Justin Guest is the new director of the Bullitt County YMCA. He replaces June Daugherty who retired in December after serving as the only Bullitt County YMCA director ever for 30 years.

    Although he may be new to Bullitt County, Guest is no stranger to working for the YMCA. In 2000, he began teaching swim lessons at the northeast YMCA in Louisville. During summers, he refereed and worked the camps.

  • Family, friends show their loves as Daugherty retires from YMCA

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”