• Girl Scout project sits well with St. Francis Xavier

          The girl scouts turned lids into seating in their latest community service project.

          Girl Scouts Service Unit 667 donated a 6-foot bench to St. Francis Xavier Church made out of 400 pounds of plastic bottle lids they collected.

        After being approached with the idea by troop leader Angela Wells-Vereb in 2014, the Troop 1219 put together a plan to collect enough plastic to make a bench.

  • Best of the Best: Beasley, Patton among best teachers in commonwealth

                FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County's finest instructors attended a gathering of the Commonwealth's best at the State Capitol Rotunda.

                Brooks Elementary's Gina Beasley and Bullitt Lick Middle's Meredith Patton were finalists in the 2016 State Teacher of the Year Award presented by Ashland, Inc.

  • Students selected as VIPs as role models

     Proud family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the 2015 Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign at Bullitt Central High School’s College and Career Center gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015.

    The official unveiling was co-sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention.

    The youth poster campaign recognizes individuals who model a drug-free life. The youths are nominated, required to write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process, and then chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

  • Crossroads’ Dukes honored national for artistic work

     Crossroads Elementary School first grade student Kaleeanah Dukes has been named a National Finalist for her 2014 Constitution Day poster.

    Kaleeanah made the drawing of a pair of Eagles and the American Flag as a kindergarten youth. Her artwork can be found on the following website of national finalists – www.constitutionfacts.com.

    Library media specialist Kellie Weihe had every Crossroads Trailblazer participate in creating a Constitution Day poster in relation to texts and videos on this subject through library lessons.

  • Waller inducted into Valley Hall of Fame

     On Sept. 11, 2015, Thomas Waller was inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame.

    On the morning of the induction, Waller joined the other inductees. They had the opportunity to speak to the current students at Valley High School. They talked about how the school had an impact on their lives.

    All inductees were then honored at a luncheon brunch on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    Each inductee received a plaque and there will also be a plaque displayed at the entrance hall at Valley.

  • Pugh likes to bring stories to life as she publishes her second book

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When 17-year-old Leah Pugh felt the books her younger sister was reading were too depressing, she took matters into her own hands.

    “She always read history book like me and they were Anastasia or Henry the VIII’s wives and they always had a dismal ending,” the Mount Washington native said. “So I wrote a novel for her.”

    The “Diamond Caper” was published when Pugh was 21 years of age.

  • Greenwell’s humor, personality will be missed at Mount Washington post office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  • Gifted, talented coordinator named as state board member

     District Gifted and Talented Coordinator Sarah Coomer has been named a Director of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Advisory Board.

    She will join 19 state and University colleagues to participate in KAGE Board meetings held quarterly to serve as an advocate and liaison for children and young people with gifts and talents within their district and across the state. 

    “Totally shocked and very humbled,” she said. “This is really an honor.”

  • Carl is true hero as he turns 100

    HILLVIEW - At the Alternative Adult Day Center, Carl Hartstern is a hero even without his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    The regular attendee at the center celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party hosted in his honor.

    Hartstern was presented with his own cake, complete with 100 candles. State Rep. Linda Belcher honored him with a Kentucky Colonel proclamation by Gov. Steve Beshear, while Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts officially declared Sept. 19 as Carl Hartstern Day.

  • Garland looks to continue momentum as new principal at Hebron Middle

     HEBRON ESTATES - Deep into a multi-year process of implementing “The Leader in Me” program, Hebron Middle School lost its leader.

    However, the new leader was already a leader in the building.

    Former assistant principal Kelland Garland was recently selected as Hebron’s newest principal. He replaces Steve Miracle, who took over as Trimble County superintendent.