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  • Cheser takes chance, wins state fair blue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  • Key to the City

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.

  • Beckner keeps winning ways on track at Kentucky State Fair

     CLERMONT - John Beckner continues his reign as Bullitt County’s model citizen.

    Beckner creates wooden toy models by hand as his hobby. He’s good enough at his hobby to earn awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Clermont resident received his seventh Best of Show ribbon for his 2014 entry, a Caterpillar Wheel Loader model.

    Beckner created this year’s model “by the book” with basic scale drawings of the large piece of machinery.

  • Opening of school joyous one for NB’s new leader

     HEBRON ESTATES - One day Robert Fulk received big news. Then the next day he received big news.

    The first day - July 30 - was the birth of his daughter, Eleanor, at eight pounds, four ounces and 20 1/2 inches.

    The next day Fulk received word that he was selected as the new North Bullitt High School principal. He replaced Jeff Marshall, who took a new job with Jefferson County Public Schools.

  • Maryville's Barron to be part of Fund for the Arts board

    Maryville Elementary School Counselor Kaet Barron has the opportunity to help shape the future of artistic endeavors available to schools and the community.

    ऀShe has been extended a formal invitation to become a member of the NeXt! Leadership Development program presented by the Fund for the Arts, a Louisville grant making agency providing cultural enrichment experiences for youth and adults.

    ऀBarron expressed enthusiasm about working with the 20 young professionals selected from the Kentuckiana area.

  • Hensley places in top 15 in national skills competition

     Alyssa Hensley has earned national honors in the 50th annual SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Competition this summer in Kansas City, MO.

    Alyssa ranked 15 in the United States in Graphic Communications. She is a student at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, North Bullitt High School and the Career Readiness Center.

  • Coulter will direct county college, career initiative

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Christy Coulter thought she would retire some day as principal at Bullitt Central High School.

    With 24 years in the building, including the past six as principal, Coulter has been a teacher, coach, motivator and instructional leader.

    She would be that principal down in the end zone on football Friday nights cheering with the student body. But she would also be that principal who would demand a lot of her staff and her students.

  • Bibelhauser selected principal of ROC, BAC, Spring Meadows

     Angela Bibelhauser has been selected as the new Riverview Opportunity/Bullitt Alternative Center/Spring Meadows Children’s Home Principal. She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was named District Director of Secondary Education.

  • Overdale principal ready to Usher in new era at school

    HILLVIEW - A new school leader with ties to Bullitt County's educational past will usher in a new era at Overdale Elementary this semester.

    Adrienne Usher was selected as the new Overdale principal, replacing Pam Robertson, who served in the position for six years.

    Usher brings 13 years of educational experience to the school, including the previous two as instructional coach at Maryville and Nichols Elementary.

  • Local writing team earn top honors at various competitions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”