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  • Shawn Pickett familiar face as new MWMS principal

     Having spent his entire professional career (26 years) at Mt. Washington Middle School, Shawn Pickett is now the top General following the retirement of longtime administrator Dr. Denise Allen.

    “I am extremely honored to be the principal,” he said. “It’s been a lifelong goal to lead such a wonderful school.”

    On Aug. 9, Pickett greeted returning students in his new role. Despite feeling comfortable in his hometown setting, it was a different opening day.

  • Lee Barger selected as new college/career director

     The new Director of College and Career Programs/Innovative Programs is former Bullitt Lick Middle School Principal Lee Barger.

  • Voice of Baseball: Former Bullitt County man preserves sport’s history

     MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The golden tones of Major League Baseball have played an intregal role in the sport’s rich history.

    Most fans know the names that lend their voice to the unique branch of Americana: Vin Scully, Marty Brenneman, Mel Allen… and Curt Hart.

    Maybe you haven’t heard of Curt Hart, or at least not in a baseball sense, but the former Bullitt County resident currently plays an integral part in maintaining baseball’s rich history.

  • Allen retires after taking MWMS to new heights

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three hundred and fifty thousand miles.

    That’s how far Dr. Denise Allen has driven to and from work the past 12 years.

    In measures of time, that’s an estimated 5,760 hours or 720 eight-hour workdays, the equivalent of three years of work for an educator.

    That Lexington-based drive ended this summer though, when Allen retired as principal at Mount Washington Middle School.

    “I’ve spent 20 percent of my life here,” she said.

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • Eastside’s Faith named state’s best history teacher

     Kentucky’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Faith of Eastside Middle School.

    “To be honest, I had put this award out of my mind because my application was submitted back in March,” she said. “I didn’t think that I had a chance but I was thankful for the acknowledgement. When I reviewed the email stating that I won, I was stunned and I am still in shock!”

    Faith appreciates the confidence of her principal, Troy Wood, who initiated the process which culminated in the award.

  • Huber selected principal at Bullitt Central High

     Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Ellis overcomes change to Bullitt system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.