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  • Rodgers ready to take next step after 35 years at Faith Assembly

    LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  • Pierce captures Pinewood Derby honors

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all a kid needs is a block of wood and some tires to get the imagination wheels rolling.

    Brayden Pierce, a second grader at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, recently earned the top spot in his first ever pinewood derby.

    Pierce joined Cub Scout Pack #776, who meets at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington, last fall. 

  • Five Generations

     Five generations recently gathered.

    Seated is Elizabeth Riggle (93) who is holding Kamdyn Cutno (5 months).

    Standing (left to right) are Nyssa Warner Cutno, Glenda Riggle Zimmerman and Elizabeth (Jeanie) Zimmerman Warner.

  • Eye-catching service project

      One of the many projects of the Mount Washington Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for use in other parts of the country and the world.

    Recently, the club gathered 236 pairs of glasses from its collection boxes around town.

  • Lewis prepares for future with debate trip to Qatar

     Gatton Academy Class of 2018 Senior Maggie Lewis put her Arabic skills to use during a recent trip to Qatar, a sovereign country in Western Asia.

    “I have been learning Arabic for two years now and am currently enrolled in both Arabic 499 and Arabic 202 at Western Kentucky University,” she said.

    As a Bullitt Central High School sophomore in 2015, the 17 year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis prepared applications to both the Carol Martin Gatton Academy at WKU and The Craft Academy at Morehead State University.

  • School district hires firm to find ways to communicate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recommendation presented by the superintendent suggested that the school board pay the piper.

    Dr. Keith Davis recently reviewed a marketing and public relations program recommendation with the Bullitt County Public School Board regarding online public relations and marketing consulting through Piper Public Relations.

    Davis completed an in-depth investigation of companies offering the assistance, along with assistant superintendents Becky Sexton and Adrienne Usher, recommending Piper for the program.

  • Olympic Moment: Olympic experience may have been different but still ‘golden’ one for Amanda Mattingly

     PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - A golden opportunity that turned into a missed opportunity became a special opportunity for one Bullitt Countian.

    Amanda Mattingly, a licensed massage therapist and co-owner of The Radiant Touch, visited South Korea during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

    Mattingly, a Bullitt County native and Bullitt Central graduate, signed up to volunteer at the Olympics as a massage therapist for athletes. Her long-term goal is to become a massage therapist for Team USA.

  • Book It... Grieser earns Eagle Scout honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scout Troop 8481, based at First Baptist Church Shepherdsville, has watched one of its own soar to the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Zachary Grieser, 15, recently received his official status at a Court of Honors. He first qualified for the status in September.

    The son of Scout Master Mark Grieser and troop committee chair Jennifer Grieser, Zachary has worked toward Eagle Scout since first signing up as a 6-year-old Cub Scout.

    “The 6-year-old me thought it sounded neat at the time,” he recalled.

  • Jesse Bacon eager to get started as next leader

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is a school board’s responsibility to supply the students of their district with the best.

    As far as selecting a new superintendent, the Bullitt County Public School Board feels confident that it was able to bring home the bacon.

    Jesse Bacon has been officially hired as Bullitt County’s newest superintendent, replacing Dr. Keith Davis. Bacon will officially take charge on July 1, with Davis’ contract expiring June 30.

  • Foundation fights for cure for cancer

     CEDAR GROVE— Inspired by his own childhood cancer fight, a local pediatrician has started his own foundation to help end the battle.

    In the fall of 1999, Dr. Caleb Buege was a 15-year-old freshman at Bullitt Central when he had his doctor take a look at a sports injury. Little did he know, the pains he felt in his shoulder weren’t from playing sports but were caused by a type of rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

    Buege encountered 16 rounds of chemotherapy in a span of 18 months.