• Reba Mills has seen a lot of changes in lives of homemakers

     BROOKS -- The days of June Cleaver may have been replaced with Real Housewives, but that doesn’t mean everyone has forgotten what it takes to run a good home.

    Reba Mills, 86, definitely hasn’t forgotten and works to ensure the community stays educated through the Bullitt County Extension Homemaker Association (BCEHA).

    Mary Evelyn Farmer hosted her first meeting in Brooks in 1947, which would become the BCEHA.

    Farmer was the one who first told Mills, a housewife with two sons, about the Homemakers in the ‘50s.

  • Teaching was in the blood for Bullitt Lick’s Kayla Alcorn

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Lick Middle’s eighth-grade science teacher Kayla Alcorn has teaching in her blood.

    “I am the daughter of a teacher,” Alcorn said. “I’ve been around education my whole life so I think that makes me a little more comfortable with it being my first year.”

    Alcorn attended the University of Kentucky with a pre-dental mindset before deciding a teaching career was better suited for her.

  • Gwinn Hahn selected as district’s top volunteer for retired teachers

     Gwinn Hahn was recently honored by the Kentucky Retired Teaches Association District Five as its volunteer of the year.

    The majority of her volunteer hours were devoted to the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse Project.

    She gave an update of the progress to save and renovate the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is now located next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Hahn is presented with her award by Fifth District president Allen Schuler. Both educators retired from Bullitt Central High School.

  • Chance turns into Sullivan’s big ticket to go on prestigious elk hunt

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- While on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake, Mount Washington resident David Sullivan won with a prize larger than the bluegill he was fishing for: an all-expense paid Elk Hunt.

    “He never buys anything like this because he never wins,” David’s wife, Vivian, said. “He just got lucky this time. It took him 70 years.”

    A single $10 raffle ticket bought Sullivan the winning ticket for the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt.

  • Corley comes to bigger district to allow growth as a teacher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After his first year teaching in Henry County, Bullitt Central High School freshman math teacher Liam Corley wanted a larger challenge. 

    “It wasn’t the perfect fit for me,” he said. “As of right now, I think I’ve found it.”

    A native of Chicago, Corley went to a school similar to Bullitt Central in size and school spirit, but the city community was a different than the country-style of Bullitt County schools.

    Corley left Chicago to study at the University of Louisville.

  • Belcher to attend national conference of women legislators

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville has been chosen to attend the prestigious National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL) Annual Conference this September in Oklahoma City.

    Belcher received an invitation and scholarship to attend the conference designed to encourage networking and the building of alliances among elected women and issue experts.

    More than 150 elected women from across the United States are expected to attend the conference.

  • NB’s Williams competes for Miss Jr. Teen title

      Dana Williams, a sophomore at North Bullitt High School, was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Junior Teen pageant.

    The pageant will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Dana learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections.

    This came after candidates were interviewed in local preliminary contests.

    Dana submitted an application and took part in the interview session conducted by this year’s preliminary pageant coordinator.

  • Davis awarded with national recognition

     Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis has been selected for the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC)/Ball State University annual Administrator Award.

    Davis will be formally recognized during NAGC’s Ceremony of Excellence in November in Phoenix, AZ.

    In characteristically humble fashion, Davis credited his team as the ones making the difference in local gifted education.

  • Bullitt County native selected Bernheim’s development director

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has named Cadell Walker the new Director of Development, charged with advancing Bernheim’s development activities in major gifts, membership and annual campaigns. 

    Walker has over fifteen years of leadership and senior management experience in the nonprofit sector.

  • Hitting the spotlight: Sale ready to perform at national event

     HURRICANE HILLS, TENN. -- Hillview’s Devin Sale recently made his dream come true.

    The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Sale took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. This will be his fourth year to qualify.