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  • Anderson enjoying her time teaching; listened as friends questioned her choice

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Fay Anderson has always lived a life of inclusion.

    A South Carolinian Duke-lover, Anderson grew up in a community where inclusion was the social norm. The eldest daughter of a military man, Anderson and her family lived in a community with other military families. Her childhood was controlled, yet comfortable, she said.

    With the dream to coach girls basketball, Anderson went on to Newberry College and the University of South Carolina to obtain a business degree and masters in Business Education.

  • Adam Smith selected as First Baptist pastor

     Adam Smith has been named the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    His first Sunday was on June 5.

    Adam has a deep love for God and the church. He values conveying God’s truth in an understandable way that motivates belief and action.

    He considers it both an incredible responsibility and a great joy.

  • Stark part of state program to prepare district leaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Geneva Stark always knew her career would be as an educator.

    While her career has been diverse, the common thread has always been education.

    During the past year, Stark has been part of a state fellowship which prepares minority educators to become superintendents.

    For the resident of Mount Washington, this fellowship through the state Department of Education has seen her work both in Bullitt and Shelby counties.

  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  • District salutes employees who retire at end of year

     After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

    Some already have travel plans. Others will spend more time with grandchildren. There are those who will do volunteer work.

    And some will return to education in another role.

    During the annual district retirement ceremony, Superintendent Keith Davis asked retiring Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton if she planned to work in schools in the future.

  • Students selected to Governor’s Scholars

     Bullitt County Public Schools will be well represented during the 2016 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

  • Kolb selected to lead district’s special education

      Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Bramlage-Schomburg to lead secondary education

     North Bullitt High School bids adieu to administrator Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg as she becomes district Director or Secondary Education.

    She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

  • Meade County’s Rhodes claims crown

     CLERMONT – Erica Rhodes loves pageants and pageants seem to love the 5-6, 140-pound 21-year old from Brandenburg.

    On Monday night under the pavilion at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, Rhodes was crowned the 2016 Miss Bullitt County Fair in a contest with four other young women.

    The Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant is the traditional main event on opening night. This year’s Bullitt County Fair runs through Saturday.