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  • Hogan gathers supplies to help his Roby mates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone likes to help students be prepared for the first day of school.

    One classmate went above and beyond to help as much as he could.

    Roby Elementary fifth grader Bryce Hogan, 10, sells candy bars and collects donations to help others. This year he helped 20 other Roby students with a donation of backpacks filled with supplies to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    The son of Jacqulyn and Mike Hogan, Bryce began his efforts two years ago, following an incident with his father.

  • Dana Brown will lead Overdale Elem.

        HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
        “I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”

  • Tinnell seeks third term as mayor of Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He spent nine years in the mayor’s seat and Sherman Tinnell is looking to return to his old office.

    Tinnell became the third candidate to put his name into contention for the mayor’s office in Shepherdsville.

    An election on Nov. 8 will determine who will fulfill the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term. Ellis resigned in February and Brian James was selected as the interim.

    “Right now everyone is confused,” Tinnell said of the mayor’s situation.

  • CHASING THE DREAM: Bickett works to keep baseball dreams alive

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- After sitting on the bench for most of his high school varsity career, Evan Bickett packed up his glove for what was presumably the last time. 

    The plan was simple: go to Indiana University Southeast and earn a criminal justice degree. 

    No more baseball, strictly academics.

    In the back of his mind, though, Bickett knew there was a chance to do something more.

  • Good deed by store employee turns into Facebook video going viral

        BROOKS - It was late on the eve of their first anniversary, and Brooks resident Karen Dickerson-Burt was last-minute shopping.
        Her husband, David Sr., bought a Mystery Machine van for the anniversary. He mentioned wanting a Scooby Doo stuffed animal and a balloon to go with it.
        So Burt headed to the Meijer store on Preston Highway just north of Hillview to see what items they might have.
        The fateful trip would turn fruitful for Burt thanks to the kindness of a Meijer employee.

  • Hagerman achieves Eagle Scout status

     After seven years of working diligently toward his goal, Preston Hagerman will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Preston, a member of Boy Scout Troop 868 in Shepherdsville, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.

    The ceremony will be held in the Family Life Center at Eastern Gate Baptist Church, 3699 N. Preston Highway. The public is invited to attend.

  • Campbellsville University honors Bullitt County teachers of the year

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  • Anderson enjoying her time teaching; listened as friends questioned her choice

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Fay Anderson has always lived a life of inclusion.

    A South Carolinian Duke-lover, Anderson grew up in a community where inclusion was the social norm. The eldest daughter of a military man, Anderson and her family lived in a community with other military families. Her childhood was controlled, yet comfortable, she said.

    With the dream to coach girls basketball, Anderson went on to Newberry College and the University of South Carolina to obtain a business degree and masters in Business Education.

  • Adam Smith selected as First Baptist pastor

     Adam Smith has been named the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    His first Sunday was on June 5.

    Adam has a deep love for God and the church. He values conveying God’s truth in an understandable way that motivates belief and action.

    He considers it both an incredible responsibility and a great joy.

  • Stark part of state program to prepare district leaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Geneva Stark always knew her career would be as an educator.

    While her career has been diverse, the common thread has always been education.

    During the past year, Stark has been part of a state fellowship which prepares minority educators to become superintendents.

    For the resident of Mount Washington, this fellowship through the state Department of Education has seen her work both in Bullitt and Shelby counties.