• Rhonda Walls promoted by U.S. Air Force

    Rhonda Walls has been promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Walls is currently serving as the 88th Force Support Squadron superintendent at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

    She has served in the military for 21 years.

    Walls is the daughter of Fred and Joyce Walls of Lebanon Junction and the wife of Michael Smith of Fairborn, Ohio.

    She is a 1992 graduate of Bullitt Central High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University.

  • Fellowship of Concern started local work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County prepares for the closing of The Shepherd’s Shelter and sees other organizations stepping up to fill the void, one helpful organization continues to stand the test of time and help others in need.

    The Fellowship of Concern consists of representatives from area churches working together to assist others. The program has worked in the local community for 50 years.

    Bill Hardy, CEO and chairman of the Board with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, has served at the FOC’s treasurer since the first meeting.

  • Frank R. Hatfield: Former superintendent remembered as true educational leader statewide

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.

    But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.

    Hatfield died on Sunday.

    A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.

  • Sid Griffin: Mt. Washington mayor, community leader

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  • KHEAA’s Gortney to work with North Bullitt college coach this year

    FRANKFORT -- Summer Gortney has been named the advisor to the Kentucky College Coaches Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    She will work with the college coach at North Bullitt High School.

    “The Kentucky College Coaches program has helped thousands of students prepare for and enter college,” Gortney said.

    “I look forward to working with the college coaches, the Kentucky Campus Compact and other program partners who have made it a highly regarded and credible program across the state.”

  • Williams part of summer STEM program at Emory

     Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.

  • Shepherdsville Lions Club gets new members at just right time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 70 years of community service, the Shepherdsville Lions Club was set to close last June due to lack of members.

    “A lot of the traditional community organization clubs have struggled the past 20 or 30 years,” chapter president David Strange said. “Things have changed with both spouses working. There seems to be less time for those kinds of activities.”

    The Lebanon Junction branch closed a few years ago and it seemed like Shepherdsville was soon to follow.

  • BCHS grad Gnadinger installed as new St. Catharine president

     SPRINGFIELD - St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office.

    Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Paranormal Interest: Hunters Hollow couple look to get unusual business off the ground

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.

    The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.

    A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.

  • Girl Scout project sits well with St. Francis Xavier

          The girl scouts turned lids into seating in their latest community service project.

          Girl Scouts Service Unit 667 donated a 6-foot bench to St. Francis Xavier Church made out of 400 pounds of plastic bottle lids they collected.

        After being approached with the idea by troop leader Angela Wells-Vereb in 2014, the Troop 1219 put together a plan to collect enough plastic to make a bench.