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  • KHEAA’s Gortney to work with North Bullitt college coach this year

    FRANKFORT -- Summer Gortney has been named the advisor to the Kentucky College Coaches Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    She will work with the college coach at North Bullitt High School.

    “The Kentucky College Coaches program has helped thousands of students prepare for and enter college,” Gortney said.

    “I look forward to working with the college coaches, the Kentucky Campus Compact and other program partners who have made it a highly regarded and credible program across the state.”

  • Williams part of summer STEM program at Emory

     Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.

  • Shepherdsville Lions Club gets new members at just right time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 70 years of community service, the Shepherdsville Lions Club was set to close last June due to lack of members.

    “A lot of the traditional community organization clubs have struggled the past 20 or 30 years,” chapter president David Strange said. “Things have changed with both spouses working. There seems to be less time for those kinds of activities.”

    The Lebanon Junction branch closed a few years ago and it seemed like Shepherdsville was soon to follow.

  • BCHS grad Gnadinger installed as new St. Catharine president

     SPRINGFIELD - St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office.

    Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Paranormal Interest: Hunters Hollow couple look to get unusual business off the ground

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.

    The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.

    A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.

  • Girl Scout project sits well with St. Francis Xavier

          The girl scouts turned lids into seating in their latest community service project.

          Girl Scouts Service Unit 667 donated a 6-foot bench to St. Francis Xavier Church made out of 400 pounds of plastic bottle lids they collected.

        After being approached with the idea by troop leader Angela Wells-Vereb in 2014, the Troop 1219 put together a plan to collect enough plastic to make a bench.

  • Best of the Best: Beasley, Patton among best teachers in commonwealth

                FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County's finest instructors attended a gathering of the Commonwealth's best at the State Capitol Rotunda.

                Brooks Elementary's Gina Beasley and Bullitt Lick Middle's Meredith Patton were finalists in the 2016 State Teacher of the Year Award presented by Ashland, Inc.

  • Students selected as VIPs as role models

     Proud family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the 2015 Very Important Partner (VIP) Youth Poster Campaign at Bullitt Central High School’s College and Career Center gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015.

    The official unveiling was co-sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention.

    The youth poster campaign recognizes individuals who model a drug-free life. The youths are nominated, required to write an essay, go through an interview and vetting process, and then chosen for their example of drug-free choices.

  • Crossroads’ Dukes honored national for artistic work

     Crossroads Elementary School first grade student Kaleeanah Dukes has been named a National Finalist for her 2014 Constitution Day poster.

    Kaleeanah made the drawing of a pair of Eagles and the American Flag as a kindergarten youth. Her artwork can be found on the following website of national finalists – www.constitutionfacts.com.

    Library media specialist Kellie Weihe had every Crossroads Trailblazer participate in creating a Constitution Day poster in relation to texts and videos on this subject through library lessons.

  • Waller inducted into Valley Hall of Fame

     On Sept. 11, 2015, Thomas Waller was inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame.

    On the morning of the induction, Waller joined the other inductees. They had the opportunity to speak to the current students at Valley High School. They talked about how the school had an impact on their lives.

    All inductees were then honored at a luncheon brunch on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    Each inductee received a plaque and there will also be a plaque displayed at the entrance hall at Valley.