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  • Michael French honored for work in North Bullitt library

     Michael French was recognized by library media specialist Mary C. Parker for his work at the North Bullitt High library.

    He was the Library Ambassador for the past school year. He was put in charge of getting book returns from students and back to the library.

    He made daily rounds to classrooms to collect materials. He kept a chart of the number of books he turned in each day.

    There was a goal of returning 1,000 books for the year and he surpassed that mark.

  • Elliott honored for years of service to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For over 45 years, Barbara Elliott has been a vital part of the Bullitt County education scene.

  • Gnadinger selected vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine

      Dr. Cindy Meyers Gnadinger has been selected as the vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Dale and Leona Meyers of Shepherdsville. Cindy graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic School and in 1984 from Bullitt Central High School.

    She came to the Washington County college after serving as vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C., and as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bellarmine University.

  • Marshall honored as Marine of the Year

     “G” Woodruff (Woodie) Marshall of Mount Washington was awarded the prestigious award for Marine of the Year FY 2014 on June 16.

    He was honored by the Kentuckiana Detachment 729 Marine Corps League.

    He received a large plaque and certificates for Outstanding Support for the Toys for Tots program.

    He is nicknamed “Mister Reliability” by the league for his dedication to the chapter’s military activities and rifle volley detail.

  • Robertson quickly fell in love with Overdale, Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  • Byerly selected state volunteer of year for retired teachers

      Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  • Franklin retires to tackle new challenges after 33 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years a legacy has come to an end. And during that time, the educator has seen many, many changes.

    As of July 1, Bonita Franklin, who is the founding principal of Eastside Middle School,will be retired.

    “It’s a very difficult job, but I have been blessed to love it,” she said. “I am going to retire and continue in another career with kids. My heart’s in Bullitt County.”

  • Vowels using grant money to study how exercise affects elderly

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s no secret with new medicine and technology people are living longer today. And one Mount Washington resident has made it her goal to make sure we are taken care of as we age.

    Mckinze Vowels, a junior at Western Kentucky University, was recently awarded the Lifetime Experience Grant.

    The 19-year-old is majoring in psychology and minoring in gerontology.

    She utilized the grant money to continue research with her professor Jason Crandall on how an aging body responds to exercise.

  • Injury can’t stop Whitener from securing crown at county fair

         CLERMONT – Playing through an injury is not normally something associated with beauty pageants.

    However, 15-year-old Joanna Whitener did just that on Monday night in being named Miss Bullitt County Fair on the first night of the annual summer event.

  • Perfect attendance nothing new to brother, sister tandem

    HEBRON ESTATES - Thirteen years of perfection. Twice!

    Siblings Derek and Tabatha Schweinhart have matched each other's efforts of completing a perfect school attendance record from Kindergarten through high school.

    Tabatha completed her tenure this year at North Bullitt High School. Derek graduated in 2012. They are the children of Naomi and Terry Schweinhart.