• Siler finds similarities between teaching, working in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.

  • Local social worker helps with crisis at Marshall Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.

  • SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.

    Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. “Shot” Dooley loved helping people.

    Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.

    The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.

  • Burress again best of best

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — No current teacher has taught in Bullitt County longer than Lauren Burress.

    The Eastside Middle teacher laughed as she tells the story of how she found out: a paycheck didn’t go through and the powers that be couldn’t figure out what went wrong with the automated system… until they saw the program was set to deliver the checks to current teachers from 1987 and beyond.

    “They didn’t realize anyone was still teaching in the county from before then,” she said.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • MW man wins $50,000 on scratch-off

     MOUNT WASHIINGTON -- Thomas Becke’s wife was a little concerned when he arrived home from work on Monday, Jan. 29.

    He seemed to be a little happier than normal.

    Becke, a Mount Washington resident, had reason to be happy. 

    On Monday, Jan. 29, he went into Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 East. While there, he purchased a Folding Money Doubler scratch off ticket for the Kentucky Lottery. In playing that ticket, Becke would win $50,000.

  • Summers wants to bring leadership to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  • Belcher will have special, general elections this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.