• Good deed by store employee turns into Facebook video going viral

        BROOKS - It was late on the eve of their first anniversary, and Brooks resident Karen Dickerson-Burt was last-minute shopping.
        Her husband, David Sr., bought a Mystery Machine van for the anniversary. He mentioned wanting a Scooby Doo stuffed animal and a balloon to go with it.
        So Burt headed to the Meijer store on Preston Highway just north of Hillview to see what items they might have.
        The fateful trip would turn fruitful for Burt thanks to the kindness of a Meijer employee.

  • Hagerman achieves Eagle Scout status

     After seven years of working diligently toward his goal, Preston Hagerman will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Preston, a member of Boy Scout Troop 868 in Shepherdsville, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.

    The ceremony will be held in the Family Life Center at Eastern Gate Baptist Church, 3699 N. Preston Highway. The public is invited to attend.

  • Campbellsville University honors Bullitt County teachers of the year

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  • Anderson enjoying her time teaching; listened as friends questioned her choice

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Fay Anderson has always lived a life of inclusion.

    A South Carolinian Duke-lover, Anderson grew up in a community where inclusion was the social norm. The eldest daughter of a military man, Anderson and her family lived in a community with other military families. Her childhood was controlled, yet comfortable, she said.

    With the dream to coach girls basketball, Anderson went on to Newberry College and the University of South Carolina to obtain a business degree and masters in Business Education.

  • Adam Smith selected as First Baptist pastor

     Adam Smith has been named the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    His first Sunday was on June 5.

    Adam has a deep love for God and the church. He values conveying God’s truth in an understandable way that motivates belief and action.

    He considers it both an incredible responsibility and a great joy.

  • Stark part of state program to prepare district leaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Geneva Stark always knew her career would be as an educator.

    While her career has been diverse, the common thread has always been education.

    During the past year, Stark has been part of a state fellowship which prepares minority educators to become superintendents.

    For the resident of Mount Washington, this fellowship through the state Department of Education has seen her work both in Bullitt and Shelby counties.

  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  • District salutes employees who retire at end of year

     After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

    Some already have travel plans. Others will spend more time with grandchildren. There are those who will do volunteer work.

    And some will return to education in another role.

    During the annual district retirement ceremony, Superintendent Keith Davis asked retiring Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton if she planned to work in schools in the future.

  • Students selected to Governor’s Scholars

     Bullitt County Public Schools will be well represented during the 2016 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.