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  • Cheering against the odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  • Longtime servant of community, Charles Long, passes at age 79

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Sarah Hampton now part of technology program at BCPS

     The newest computer maintenance technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

    Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.

    “I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.

  • Prewitt selected as local Partner of Year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention’s Partner of the Year. 

    According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.

    During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools. 

  • Young visits not-as-young

     HILLVIEW - At Alternative Adult Day Services, they find a reason to celebrate each and every day.

    That’s no exception at Christmas-time, and the fun can’t start soon enough.

    Members of the facility were visited by second graders from the Little Flock Christian Academy, who delivered homemade decorated cookies.

    The students also played games with the members and performed a few Christmas carols to celebrate.

  • Grant-Jones named top health teacher

     Eastside Middle School’s Jodi Grant-Jones has been named 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year.

    “Totally shocked, but so honored” is how Jones described the feeling. She is the only Kentucky health educator in grades K-12 selected for the award. 

    Jones was honored Nov. 12 during KAPHERD’s fall convention in Lexington and will receive a Certificate of Recognition at the Nov. 27th meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Hibbard’s story receives recognition from Trump

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  • Vincent adds engineering knowledge to KDE

     Project Lead The Way Engineering Master Teacher Darrell Vincent has been selected to continue to serve on the task force working on Engineering curriculum, standards, and certifications with KDE.

    According to Mark Harrell, Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA, Career Pathways Branch, Division of College and Career Readiness, Office of Career and Technical Education, Vincent will work specifically with the Engineering Technology Education Curriculum Team.

  • Steinmetz selected state’s JEA director

     Bullitt East High School’s English Dept. Chair Larry Steinmetz has been named the State Journalism Director for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

    Steinmetz has also been named to the executive board of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA), a regional group which encompasses the southeastern United States.