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  • Henderman recognized for distinguished service to Farm Bureau

     At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.

  • Coy first to throw hat into sheriff’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  • Rittman tackles task of organizing obit treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s. 

  • Puckett hangs up badge after 42 years of service

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  • Guest selected as new director of Bullitt YMCA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The new year began with a new leader, though this one was a bit more local than D.C.

    Justin Guest is the new director of the Bullitt County YMCA. He replaces June Daugherty who retired in December after serving as the only Bullitt County YMCA director ever for 30 years.

    Although he may be new to Bullitt County, Guest is no stranger to working for the YMCA. In 2000, he began teaching swim lessons at the northeast YMCA in Louisville. During summers, he refereed and worked the camps.

  • Family, friends show their loves as Daugherty retires from YMCA

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  • Hillview’s Mahoney selected as PIP partner of the year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  • Mountain City Cruisers help make Christmas for children

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Mountain City Cruisers spent 2016 raising money through their car cruises to adopt 22 Angel Tree children.

    Along with the cruises that line Main Street during the spring and fall festivals, the club hosts several others throughout the year in the Valu Market parking lot.

    “Everything in the two shows and the cruises we do throughout the year, everything goes back to the community,” member Ernie Jones said.

  • Bullitt Lick’s Bryce Miles donates 50 pairs of shoes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local teenager went an extra mile in his shoes to make a generous donation.

    Bryce Miles, who established 502 Sneak Geeks, a shoe swap organization, donated 50 pairs of new and gently-used shoes to the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center.

    KYKickFest, based in Lexington, recently hosted a shoe swap sneaker convention at Parquet Springs Conference Centre, with 502 Sneak Geeks as its headline sponsor.

  • Adamson collects over 200 nutcracker figures for display

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Seventy-five year old Dorothy Adamson has a knack for collecting things. From porcelain dolls to Beanie Babies, once she sets her mind on it, she doesn’t hold back.

    Ten years ago, the Shepherdsville resident set her mind on a seasonal favorite: nutcrackers.

    Beginning the first week of November, Adamson spends several days each year unwrapping and placing over 200 nutcrackers throughout her home to ensure they’re displayed before her birthday.

    “When you start counting them, you get lost,” she said.