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  • Program helps addicts return to life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—The road to recovery is a long one that many former addicts will tell you they couldn’t have walked alone.

    Three recent graduates of the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program are among those who relied on the love and support of others to get them clean. However, it was belief in themselves that got them where they are today.

    “You have to learn to be the person you deserve to be,” graduate Samantha Morgan said. “It’s a road of isolations and loneliness.”

  • Roberts seeks fourth term as county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  • Etherton prepared to be next district judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  • Bacon new superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board has made its decision on the district’s new superintendent.

    The board unanimously selected William Jesse Bacon, principal of Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg.

    Bacon was one of four finalists for the position, joined by Matthew Shane Baker, director of district-wide programs for Greenup County Schools, Oldham County assistant principal Willie Foster, and longtime BCPS employee Becky Sexton, currently assistant superintendent of support services.

  • Bullitt East’s Woods selected as National Merit Scholarship finalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

    The 18 year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mt. Washington is now one step away from earning a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was very pleased to hear the news, as becoming a finalist solidifies my scholarship position,” he said.

    Principal Chris Mason posted a picture on the Bullitt East website with Sean and his official notification.

  • Mike Cook has passion to be next sheriff

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — His ultimate goal was to be the sheriff of Bullitt County.

    Mike Cook didn’t exactly know the timetable but he knew that was his dream job.

    In May, Cook will be one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for sheriff in the May primary.

    “I have a passion to address the needs of the people of this county,” said Cook, who is currently chief deputy under sheriff Donnie Tinnell. “I want to do whatever is possible to make sure people are safe in their homes and businesses.”

  • Huff wants to bring business skills to Frankfort

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Tom Huff is not looking to become a career politician.

    Instead, he wants a two-year term and see what he can do as state representative of the 49th District.

    Huff has filed to run for the Republican nomination to the state House seat. The primary winner will face Democratic nominee Linda Belcher in the fall.

    A businessman for over 37 years in the community, Huff said he thought about running for the office for some time.

  • Hudson wants to open communications as magistrate

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  • 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.