The 2016-2017 school year began with special honors for one elementary school music teacher.
Stacey Stults was named District V Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA). She has taught music for 16 year investing time at Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools before joining the Shepherdsville Elementary School staff when the doors opened in 2005.
MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
“We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.
SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department’s newest member is by far their youngest.
At nine years old, Hayden Heck is also the department’s favorite officer.
Heck was sworn in as a special deputy for a day, and given his own uniform, all as a result of his random act of kindness toward the department.
The Pioneer News ran a story in July about communities showing support for local police officers following fatal police shootings throughout the country.
HILLVIEW -- The Eagle Scout candidate was searching for a project that might help the community.
When Gavin Embry spoke with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, recreation director Terry Bohannon and public works director Jim Bohannon, it was suggested that he look at the pavilion, which sits outside the community center on Prairie Drive.
The structure had been vandalized and was in need of repairs.
SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone likes to help students be prepared for the first day of school.
One classmate went above and beyond to help as much as he could.
Roby Elementary fifth grader Bryce Hogan, 10, sells candy bars and collects donations to help others. This year he helped 20 other Roby students with a donation of backpacks filled with supplies to the school’s Family Resource Center.
The son of Jacqulyn and Mike Hogan, Bryce began his efforts two years ago, following an incident with his father.
HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
“I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”