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CLERMONT - Their stories may be different but they all have one thing in common - the passion to sing.
And they can sing.
Laura Terry, MaKayla Richardson and Jemma Williamson were crowned the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year.
The competition was held during the recent Bullitt County Fair.
Even before Laura Terry was born, her mom knew she would either sing or dance.
“There was one song that would make me move in my mom’s belly,” Terry said.
HEBRON ESTATES - Isaac Heines credits his leadership skills to his experiences in Boy Scouts.
The 17-year-old son of Rob and Joy Heines and North Bullitt High School graduate said because he was one of the oldest scouts in his troop, the younger boys and leaders looked to him for leadership.
HILLVIEW - A most prominent local military veteran is taking time to honor fellow veterans in a special and proper way.
HEBRON ESTATES - Before Lt. Col. Stacy Bathrick joined the Army, she was an aspiring cadet in the North Bullitt High School JROTC program.
HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary School Teacher Michelle Rynbrandt Hendricks has been selected to the initial cohort of Kentucky Fellows by Hope Street Group, a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work.
Once again this year, high school seniors were eligible to receive scholarships from the Bullitt County Farm Bureau.
MOUNT WASHINGTON - Shepherdsville native Bethany Griffin has always enjoyed the musings of Edgar Allan Poe.
SHEPHERDSVILLE – A dozen hours before taking the stage for the 2013 Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant, Elexia Claudelle Campbell felt anything but like a model.
HILLVIEW - Littering is a problem thatís all too common and 18-year-old North Bullitt High School graduate James Bacher saw a need to fix it.
“Every time I walked through my neighborhood or rode through the city, I would see trash on the ground,” he said.
Some people would make an effort to pick up trash, but Bacher said they would have to carry it home to dispose of it.
Bacher used what he saw as inspiration for his Eagle Scout project, creating and installing 27 trash cans throughout Hillview and Pioneer Village.
Before Shepherdsville City Park was the city park, it was home to the Watkins family.
James Watkins said from 1965-1998 his parents, Glenda and Lawrence Watkins, owned the land.
“We all just call that place home,” he said.
However, after a flood in 1997, the land was purchased by the city during a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout to prevent future flooding and to create a city park, Watkins said.
In 1982, the family built a gazebo on the land and today it is still there, but is now known as the pavilion.
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