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  • LEAP YEAR BABIES: Feb. 29 babies share a unique bond for life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s unusual, even rare, but not impossible. For those involved, it’s even kind of special. A handful of Bullitt County Public Schools’ students, and one teacher, share a common birthday on Feb. 29, also known as Leap Year Day.

  • Overdale’s Toll one of 30 parents to graduate from leadership program

     LEXINGTON, KY – Overdale Elementary School parent, Jennifer Toll of Shepherdsville, was one of 30 parents from across Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, this program is designed and implemented in partnership with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

  • Dooley honored for work

     Michael Dooley was honored by the members of the Bullitt County Fire Chiefs’ Association for his long-time work as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Dooley was most recently chief of the department. His contract expired at the end of December 2011.

    Dooley received a trumpet from the association and he also received some kind comments from his former associates.

    Dooley thanked everyone and wished his successor luck.

  • Man's love of flight will live on

    NICHOLS - The pilot is Bill Hale, a Bullitt County resident who suddenly passed away in October 2010.

    The plane is a 1976 model Antonov An-2, the world’s largest of its kind, according to Hale’s son-in-law, Mike Russell. It will travel to Crestview, Fla., purchased by Vertol Systems Company (VSC) in nearby Destin.

    Hale, a Bullitt County resident for 20 years, last flew the plane 14 years ago. It has been resting in a field on Hale’s property since the last flight.

  • North Bullitt's Badgett wins state, regional honors for work in stripes

                HEBRON ESTATES - Christopher Badgett knows that a good referee must understand the rules of the game, how the game is played, what calls to make and when to call them in a strong voice.

                "Basically you're controlling the field and this game," he said. "You're in communication with other referees and the coaches."

  • Longtime LJ mayor, volunteer dies

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who not only led city government for years but also helped communities throughout the nation rebuild after disasters has passed away.

  • Pleasant Grove student runs at full speed to face life's challenges despite tough start

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the surface Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Wesley Hill looks like any ordinary eight-year-old boy, but behind his smile is an extraordinary story. 

  • BC Hoops Homecoming Court

     Bullitt Central celebrated Homecoming on Friday during the basketball games with Iroquois.

    The 2012 Queen and King were seniors Tori Boston and Luke Whitmore.

    Boston is the daughter of Ted Boston and Linda Andrews while Whitmore is the son of Dwight and Patty Whitmore.

  • New chief for MW Fire Department

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After serving 13 years as chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District, Michael Dooley made way for the district’s new chief on Jan. 1. 

  • Phillip Burress receives YMCA Character Award

        Bullitt High School sophomore Phillip Burress has earned a 2011 YMCA Youth Character Award.
        Phillip was nominated for the honor by Eastside Middle School teacher Sarah Mills. He received a trophy, certificate and $500 during an award dinner in the Crystal Ballroom at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.