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  • Marshall honored as Marine of the Year

     “G” Woodruff (Woodie) Marshall of Mount Washington was awarded the prestigious award for Marine of the Year FY 2014 on June 16.

    He was honored by the Kentuckiana Detachment 729 Marine Corps League.

    He received a large plaque and certificates for Outstanding Support for the Toys for Tots program.

    He is nicknamed “Mister Reliability” by the league for his dedication to the chapter’s military activities and rifle volley detail.

  • Robertson quickly fell in love with Overdale, Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  • Byerly selected state volunteer of year for retired teachers

      Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  • Franklin retires to tackle new challenges after 33 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years a legacy has come to an end. And during that time, the educator has seen many, many changes.

    As of July 1, Bonita Franklin, who is the founding principal of Eastside Middle School,will be retired.

    “It’s a very difficult job, but I have been blessed to love it,” she said. “I am going to retire and continue in another career with kids. My heart’s in Bullitt County.”

  • Vowels using grant money to study how exercise affects elderly

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s no secret with new medicine and technology people are living longer today. And one Mount Washington resident has made it her goal to make sure we are taken care of as we age.

    Mckinze Vowels, a junior at Western Kentucky University, was recently awarded the Lifetime Experience Grant.

    The 19-year-old is majoring in psychology and minoring in gerontology.

    She utilized the grant money to continue research with her professor Jason Crandall on how an aging body responds to exercise.

  • Injury can’t stop Whitener from securing crown at county fair

         CLERMONT – Playing through an injury is not normally something associated with beauty pageants.

    However, 15-year-old Joanna Whitener did just that on Monday night in being named Miss Bullitt County Fair on the first night of the annual summer event.

  • Perfect attendance nothing new to brother, sister tandem

    HEBRON ESTATES - Thirteen years of perfection. Twice!

    Siblings Derek and Tabatha Schweinhart have matched each other's efforts of completing a perfect school attendance record from Kindergarten through high school.

    Tabatha completed her tenure this year at North Bullitt High School. Derek graduated in 2012. They are the children of Naomi and Terry Schweinhart.

  • Pulliam selected for prestigious honor of being 2014 National Merit Scholar

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School Senior Alison Pulliam has earned one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.

    She is a 2014 National Merit Scholar.

    “It is exciting and a little sad at the same time,” she said. “I am honored to be selected but I know it means my high school years are drawing to a close.”

  • BC's Skelton selected to be part of entrepreneurs school at Georgetown

        An innovative and entrepreneurial experience for teens…

    Bullitt Central High School freshman Karie Skelton is one of 60 Kentucky youth chosen to participate three weeks this summer in the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs at Georgetown College.

    “I was a little surprised with the email notification of my selection,” said the 14 year-old daughter of Dawn and Andrew Skelton.

    Karie was inspired to apply by math teacher Brenda Thornsberry who felt she would be a good candidate.

  • Clifton Ratliff enjoys celebrating his 90 years of life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He’s had many reasons to celebrate over the years, which is one of the best reasons to celebrate now.

    Bullitt County native Clifton Ratliff will be honored with a community birthday party to commemorate the 90th year of his birth.

    Ratliff’s family is hosting the party at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday, June 7. Everyone is invited to stop by and greet the family patriarch.