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  • BROOKS: Getting his life back

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  • Troops will remember Leslie for years thanks to her donation

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Vina Leslie gave her all to make the world a better place for wounded veterans.

    She gave until she couldn’t give anymore. And then from there she gave again.

    The Shepherdsville resident passed away in August 2013. In her will, she left a bulk of her estate to the Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) program, a total of $111,989.

  • HEART-WARMING: Youngster blessed with opportunity to have new lease on his young life

     HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  • Thanks for the Memories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Strange is history.

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society held its December 2014 meeting and luncheon at Ridgway Memorial Library as a roast for the Bullitt County History Museum director who stepped down as of Oct. 31.

    The dinner was hosted by History Museum volunteer Daniel Buxton, with guest speakers including Joe Hardesty with the Louisville Free Public Library, Stephen Thomas from The Pioneer News, and Strange's wife, Bonnie.

  • HAPPY RETIREMENT

     Billie Sue Waters was honored as she nears her retirement from the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    Waters received a proclamation from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and Bullitt Fiscal Court on her 20 years of service.

    Starting in February 1994, Waters served under current clerk Kevin Mooney, as well as past clerks Nina Mooney and Nora Jean Howlett McCawley.

    She will officially retired on Dec. 31, 2014.

  • Clark finds right fit after college with path to U.S. Marines

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The famous path for the U.S. Marines runs from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.

    For PFC Cody Clark, the road went from Shepherdsville to Campbellsville.

    A 2010 Bullitt Central graduate, Clark recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

    Clark first attended Campbellsville University following high school graduation, where he played soccer.

  • 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.