• An Honor for George

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It was a long journey from Bullitt County to Okinawa, Japan for George Bradbury.

    It was an even longer journey for Bradbury to Washington DC, a journey that took a lifetime to experience.

    Bradbury, 92, recently participated in the Honor Flight Program, an organization dedicated to transporting veterans to the nation’s capitol, free of charge, to visit war memorials dedicated to them.

    Born in 1925 and raised in Belmont, Bradbury did his part to receive such honor, surviving some of World War II’s deadliest battles.

  • Honoring Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Local teachers earn national certification

     A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  • Troy Beam elected president of statewide KACVB group

     Troy Beam, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist Commission, has been elected 2018 president of the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (KACVB). 

    Beam took office at the Dec. 13 meeting in Richmond.

    KACVB is a not-for-profit organization that meets quarterly throughout the commonwealth.

  • Cheering against the odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  • Longtime servant of community, Charles Long, passes at age 79

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Sarah Hampton now part of technology program at BCPS

     The newest computer maintenance technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

    Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.

    “I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.

  • Prewitt selected as local Partner of Year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention’s Partner of the Year. 

    According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.

    During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools. 

  • Young visits not-as-young

     HILLVIEW - At Alternative Adult Day Services, they find a reason to celebrate each and every day.

    That’s no exception at Christmas-time, and the fun can’t start soon enough.

    Members of the facility were visited by second graders from the Little Flock Christian Academy, who delivered homemade decorated cookies.

    The students also played games with the members and performed a few Christmas carols to celebrate.