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  • Old Mill teacher gets chance to have ‘out of world’ experience

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - One Old Mill teacher got to have an “out of this world” experience this summer.

    STEAM instructor Richard Cox was chosen to participate in a 5-day course at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in June.

    Cox spent time each day doing hands-on math and science activities he could later implement in his classroom. But his favorite part was the “space missions.”

  • Schaaf to make music as part of Macy’s parade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will have everything you want to see: Floats, balloons, clowns, celebrities, Broadway performances and a marching band with a Bullitt County high school student.

    Bullitt Central senior band and marching band member Sarah Schaaf will perform with 185 high school musicians and 40 dancers in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the parade.

  • Flaherty continues in her mom’s pageant footsteps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One little girl will be following in her mother’s footsteps this holiday season.

    Nine-year-old Evelyn Flaherty, the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty, was recently crowned Miss American Crossroads Sweetheart and will be competing in the National Miss American Coed Pageant in Florida next week.

    Evelyn’s mother, DeeAnn, said her daughter became interested in pageants after watching some old videos of her competitions about five years ago.

  • Mount Washington Middle School honors Omer Stallings with plaque

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  • Mike Goldsmith, Alice Cooper share spot in prestigious White Castle ring of honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Goldsmith, a former member of the United States Army’s 184th Ordnance Company Special C4 unit based in Germany, can be considered a hero like all other veterans.

    Now Goldsmith can also be referred to as a Hall of Famer, and it was because of his unit he received such a title.

    Goldsmith was selected as a member of the 2014 White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

    Established in 1921, White Castle is famous for its Sliders, smaller square burgers made with 100 percent real beef.

  • Ondreka's skills from military assists his leadership of local Amazon team

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Al Ondreka spent 10 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy.

  • Polson brings positive message to kids

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Big Blue Nation students in some area schools can rest easier now, knowing that they have now been fairly represented.

    Last year University of Louisville player Peyton Siva visited Bullitt County students. This year it was recent UK graduate Jarrod Polson.

    A member of the 2011-12 national championship team, Polson visited four schools in Bullitt County, including Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary, along with Bernheim and Bullitt Lick Middle.

    The visits were courtesy of the schools' Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.

  • Wilkerson survives setbacks; heading to national pageant

     HILLVIEW -- One North Bullitt senior has embraced her scars to take her to new heights.

    Seventeen-year old Juliauna Wilkerson was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2012. She had to have two surgeries placing two rods and 27 screws in her back.

    “The scar makes me unique because no one else has it.‚“ Wilkerson said.

  • Romine qualifies for world auctioneer event

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy White of Ashland, Ohio, proved his talent as a livestock auctioneer at the first of three qualifying events for the Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). 

    The qualifying event took place at Arcadia Stockyards, Arcadia, Fla., on Oct. 20.

  • Lawson, Wheeler seek Second District position

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While neither have served in county government, both contenders for the seat of Second District magistrate are well-known in the community.

    And both have served on the Mount Washington City Council.

    Democratic nominee Brent Wheeler was unopposed in the spring and had a chance to watch as Gary Lawson survived the Republican primary to set up the November battle.

    The winner will take the seat currently held by Robert Hunt, who was defeated by Lawson in the spring.

    GARY LAWSON