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  • Huber selected principal at Bullitt Central High

     Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Ellis overcomes change to Bullitt system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  • Students spend summer at Centre College

     Ella Witt and Hunter Trammell were accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

    From mid-June through early July, Ella studied musical theater while Hunter focused on drama at Centre College in Danville. They were among 256 Kentucky students chosen for this summer’s GSA.

    Ella is the 15 year-old daughter of Eve and Mark Witt and a senior at North Bullitt High School. She performed the lead in the 2015 summer musical Legally Blonde Jr. 

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Greene has learning experience in class

     HEBRON ESTATES— The students aren’t the only ones that learn something each school year. Teachers are constantly learning, especially in their first year.

    Like North Bullitt High art teacher Kayla Greene, who spent her first year as a teacher experimenting with new techniques and learning just as much about herself as her students learned about art.

  • Rhodes has right moves to earn title

     BERNHEIM – In the past, Emma Rhodes has wowed audiences with her moves as a nationally acclaimed ballroom dancer.

    But on Monday, on the first night of the 2017 Bullitt County Fair, Rhodes found success on the runway, as she impressed the four judges to beat out 14 other contestants to be named Miss Bullitt County Fair.

    At the close of the two-hour competition under the pavilion, Rhodes was crowned the new queen by 2016 winner Erica Rhodes (no relation).

  • No panic as Mount Washington woman delivers own baby in car

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—How does a woman deliver her baby in the backseat of a moving car without her husband knowing? 

    Using hypnosis, of course.

    Mount Washington resident Christy High first taste of hypnosis came from a tour with a hypnotist after playing Cleopatra at Caesar’s. While on the tour, she learned how the craft was used for more than just party tricks.

  • Greenwell serves her community with installing food boxes in area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - To serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout law… also, take what you need, and give what you can.

    Bethany Greenwell, representing Girl Scout Troop 152 in Shepherdsville, is completing her Gold Award project by helping to place three Shepherds Pantry boxes throughout the community.

    The boxes were first created by the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, allowing residents of many areas a place where they could donate food or collect food depending on their need.

  • ENDLESS LOVE: Porters still in love after 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • Little rain nothing when compared to winning your battle against cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — After battling cancer, a little rain wasn’t going to dampen the spirits of the breast and ovarian cancer survivors walking in the 2017 Oaks Day Survivor’s Parade.

    Mount Washington resident Gail Williams was nominated to walk by her friend, co-worker and fellow breast cancer survivor Teresa Flynn.

    “I just felt very honored, first to be nominated then to be able to participate,” Williams said.

  • Sanders fights for children in battle to gain support payments

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Among the many duties performed by the Bullitt County Attorney’s Office, one of the most important is representing the best interests of innocent victims.

    Efforts to increase the collection of delinquent child support payments has become a speciality to one employee, Nicole Sanders. The single mother of four serves as a child support intake worker, investigating cases in search of proper financial collection.