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  • Patel to become second BAMS student selected for Craft Academy

     Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • Former county judge Farris passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.

  • Henry proud of doctorate, his work with students

     Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

    Dr. Henry is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  • Tiller sees no barriers in succeeding in archery, life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary archery team has enjoyed recent success, much of it since Nevaeh Tiller decided to lend a hand.

    The fifth grader recently earned the team’s highest score, 259, to help lead SES to its first-ever archery victory at the St. Gabriel Tournament in Louisville.

    The score matched her older step-brother’s career high mark. And she did it all with one hand…literally!

  • BEHS grad makes big catch as host of KET’s Kentucky Afield

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Derek Willis isn’t the only Bullitt East graduate on TV these days.

    The newest host for the nationally recognized TV show “Kentucky Afield” got his start fishing in Bullitt County.

    “As early as I remember, I was always within walking distance of either a pond or the Salt River,” Chad Miles said.

    The Mount Washington native spent his childhood catching bait and fishing in the river with his two cousins who lived across the street.

  • Honoring Mary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Regular visitors to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Seniors Center are not strangers to retirement.

    However, the party they attended was to celebrate a special retirement for a special person.

    Senior Center director Mary Wilson is retiring after 12 years of fun daily activities, special parties, hot meals and plenty of love.

    The seniors reciprocated that love with a special party in Wilson’s honor, including gifts and visits from some of Wilson’s past and present co-workers.

  • Smith not looking for praise; honored for her mission work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— For most of the world, the weather determines whether or not a jacket is needed for the day or if a weekend trip to the lake will be enjoyable or not.

    For Pleasant Grove Baptist Church member Karen Smith and the rest Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, the weather determines where she will spend the next two weeks.

    “If you’re in disaster relief, you always have one eye on the weather,” Smith said.

  • Humphrey part of spring break mission work by CU students

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- As the winter months come to a close, spring is on the horizon, and it is coming just in time for Campbellsville University’s Spring Break March 14-18. 

    Students and teachers will rush to beaches and vacation spots to enjoy this new season. However, instead of enjoying the warmer weather and relaxation, 30 CU students and faculty members are rushing to serve orphans, prison inmates and their fellow spring breakers.

  • Trinity Smith earned honors at state Beta

     Trinity Smith, a sixth-grade student at Eastside Middle School, competed recently at the national Junior Beta State Conference in Louisville.

    Trinity finished in the top five out of over 70 other Special Talents acts in the Thursday preliminary and she advanced to the Friday general session.

    She finished third as she sang Jesus Take the Wheel, to an audience of around 6,000.  She brought home the first Junior Beta award to the school.