Members of the Bullitt County legal community gathered last week to honor Nick Raley, who will retire this Friday.
Starting as a court designated worker, Raley worked for then-county attorney Walter Sholar and as a detective with commonwealth attorney Michael Mann. He would earn his law degree and become an assistant prosecutor with Mann.
He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel, which was presented by Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.
While most graduates will only be participating in one commencement this May, Erica Johnson will be in two.
She graduated from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky earlier in May and she walked with North Bullitt High graduates this past weekend.
The academy is located on the main campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The school was designed to give high school juniors and seniors a jump start on college. Most graduates complete more than 60 hours of college credit while attending the school.