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  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

  • Sheriff’s Deputy Ford carries torch as part of Special Olympics World Games

     AUSTRIA -- When the final leg of the of the torch run is conducted at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, March 18, a special local touch will be present.

    Trevor Ford, a deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, will be one of the 88 law enforcement members who are part of this special ceremony in Austria.

    As a member of the Final Leg team, Ford and fellow law enforcement members will carry the torch through 45 cities to honor the Special Olympic spirit.

  • North Bullitt grad flying high in U.S. Marine Corps

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former North Bullitt Eagle is now flying high following his United States Marine Corps recruit training.

    PFC Damian Whitehouse, a 2016 NB graduate, recently completed a three-month training at Parris Island, SC.

    The son of James Whitehouse and Mary Isaacs now heads to Camp Geiger, NC, for further combat training, then eventually to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, to begin aviation training.

    Whitehouse prepared for his Marine career through the USMC Delayed Entry Program, working with recruiter SSGT Justin McLinn.

  • Short Retirement: McCubbin quickly decides working better than life being retired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

    He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

    And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

    But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

    “This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”

  • Kingston Davis plays soccer with some of world’s best

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Kingston Davis got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen to train with some of the world’s best soccer coaches in Barcelona last November.

    Davis attended a week-long camp last summer and received his invitation to join the FC Barcelona Camp  a few weeks later.

    According to Davis’ dad, Brian, only about 7 percent of the kids who try-out get the invitation.

  • Henderman recognized for distinguished service to Farm Bureau

     At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.

  • Coy first to throw hat into sheriff’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  • Rittman tackles task of organizing obit treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s.