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  • Knox seeks re-election as county jailer

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not a job for everyone but Martha Weaver Knox enjoys it.

    Since 1988, Knox has been part of the staff at the Bullitt County Detention Center. 

    For the past three-plus years, the Bullitt County native has served as jailer.

    That means that the operation of the jail, the condition of its inmates and the welfare of her staff is on her mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “I enjoy the job,” said Knox, 53. “I enjoy helping people.”

  • Tinnell seeks return to county sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With 32 years in law enforcement, Donnie Tinnell enjoys the profession.

    And, he is attempting to return to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    This time, the battle between Tinnell and David Greenwell will be in the Republican primary in May.

    Saying that the philosophies of the national party had gone in a different path, Tinnell will now run under the Republican Party flag in a rematch of 2010, when Greenwell won the general election.

  • School helps to make Wishes come true

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  • Hasting looks to capture coroner’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has always wanted to serve his community.

    This year, Hasting has thrown his name into the ring as a candidate for the office of coroner.

    Hasting, 39, will run in the Republican primary in May. He will face incumbent David Billings.

    In his ninth year of service at Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Hasting said he has gotten to know the community and believes there needs to be a change in office of coroner.

  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Walls helps out with project to aid CASA

     Recently, 11-year-old Allena Walls had a project she needed to do for school.

    She learned about CASA through her mother, Kristie Walls, and also had a friend in school who was abused and wanted to do something to help kids in these situations.

    She made a flyer and placed a box requesting items to help children and their families at her church.

    She also received some help from her grandmother, Sharon Key, and co-workers at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

  • LJ man died after helping others

       RADCLIFF - A Lebanon Junction man died after being injured during a road accident in Hardin County.

  • Bullitt Lick's Caden Rich selected as outstanding delegate at conference

    Bullitt Lick Middle School student Caden Rich was honored as Outstanding Delegate at the 2013 Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly Dec. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

  • No small 'feet': Hudgins goes shoeless to raise awareness for others

     HILLVIEW - Ten cold little piggies braved the freezing January temperatures for a good cause.

    The piggies were attached to the bare feet of Hillview resident Richard Hudgins, who is attempting to remain shoeless for a year to raise awareness for others in the world without shoes.

    The project is officially called “No Shoes for a Year,” created by Hudgins himself as a way to collect donations for shoes and new shoes while also raising awareness.

  • Eight new, two renewals for top certification for national teaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- 2013 was a good year for National Board Certification and Renewals in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    A total of eight educators join the elite ranks of NBCT teachers across the state and nation while two teachers successfully achieved certification renewal.

    Five work at the elementary school level while three are at different middle schools.