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  • Williams enjoys every day of life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were two things that occurred on December 7, 1914, that changed the world for the better.

    One was the World War I Christmas Armistice, a call for soldiers throughout the world to cease fighting on Christmas Day in honor of the special holiday.

    The other was born in Bullitt County, possibly near the Bardstown Junction area, and has brought joy to everyone who has met her since.

  • KFB honors Mooney for her science project

     LOUISVILLE - A Bullitt County seventh grader, Lilly Mooney, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s  Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a homeschooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. 

    Her project, called “One Potato, Two Potato,” explored the nutritional value and versatility of potatoes.

  • Schaaf marches in parade, comes home with honors

     NEW YORK - On Thanksgiving Day, alto saxophonist Sarah Schaaf brought some extra hope to the Bullitt Central community.

    The senior student performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Great American Marching Band, and was also selected as the 2014 recipient of the Hope Scholarship.

    Awarded annually since 2003, the Bob and Delores Hope Charitable Foundation, in association with Macy’s, is given to a band performer participating in the parade.

  • 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.