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  • Teaching provides high spot in life for BE’s Harris

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Like the hills and hollows Bullitt East High School English teacher Deshia Harris knew so well growing up in eastern Kentucky, her path to success has had its highs and lows. 

  • Wright sees outdoors as perfect place for learning

     CLERMONT - Victoria Wright considers an outdoor classroom a natural educational environment.

  • Wilson loves what she does as county's top elementary teacher

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When it comes to being an educator, Crossroads Elementary kindergarten teacher Carla Wilson has a simple philosophy: love what you do.
        After 17 years in education Wilson, 41, still loves what she does and it has not gone unnoticed.
        For her passion and commitment to education, Wilson was recently named Bullitt County Public School's 2012 Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

  • Doris Cornell, retired circuit clerk, dies at 72

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A longtime figure in local government circles passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the age of 72.

  • LEAP YEAR BABIES: Feb. 29 babies share a unique bond for life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s unusual, even rare, but not impossible. For those involved, it’s even kind of special. A handful of Bullitt County Public Schools’ students, and one teacher, share a common birthday on Feb. 29, also known as Leap Year Day.

  • Overdale’s Toll one of 30 parents to graduate from leadership program

     LEXINGTON, KY – Overdale Elementary School parent, Jennifer Toll of Shepherdsville, was one of 30 parents from across Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, this program is designed and implemented in partnership with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

  • Dooley honored for work

     Michael Dooley was honored by the members of the Bullitt County Fire Chiefs’ Association for his long-time work as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Dooley was most recently chief of the department. His contract expired at the end of December 2011.

    Dooley received a trumpet from the association and he also received some kind comments from his former associates.

    Dooley thanked everyone and wished his successor luck.

  • Man's love of flight will live on

    NICHOLS - The pilot is Bill Hale, a Bullitt County resident who suddenly passed away in October 2010.

    The plane is a 1976 model Antonov An-2, the world’s largest of its kind, according to Hale’s son-in-law, Mike Russell. It will travel to Crestview, Fla., purchased by Vertol Systems Company (VSC) in nearby Destin.

    Hale, a Bullitt County resident for 20 years, last flew the plane 14 years ago. It has been resting in a field on Hale’s property since the last flight.

  • North Bullitt's Badgett wins state, regional honors for work in stripes

                HEBRON ESTATES - Christopher Badgett knows that a good referee must understand the rules of the game, how the game is played, what calls to make and when to call them in a strong voice.

                "Basically you're controlling the field and this game," he said. "You're in communication with other referees and the coaches."

  • Longtime LJ mayor, volunteer dies

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who not only led city government for years but also helped communities throughout the nation rebuild after disasters has passed away.