SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department’s newest member is by far their youngest.
At nine years old, Hayden Heck is also the department’s favorite officer.
Heck was sworn in as a special deputy for a day, and given his own uniform, all as a result of his random act of kindness toward the department.
The Pioneer News ran a story in July about communities showing support for local police officers following fatal police shootings throughout the country.
HILLVIEW -- The Eagle Scout candidate was searching for a project that might help the community.
When Gavin Embry spoke with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, recreation director Terry Bohannon and public works director Jim Bohannon, it was suggested that he look at the pavilion, which sits outside the community center on Prairie Drive.
The structure had been vandalized and was in need of repairs.
SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone likes to help students be prepared for the first day of school.
One classmate went above and beyond to help as much as he could.
Roby Elementary fifth grader Bryce Hogan, 10, sells candy bars and collects donations to help others. This year he helped 20 other Roby students with a donation of backpacks filled with supplies to the school’s Family Resource Center.
The son of Jacqulyn and Mike Hogan, Bryce began his efforts two years ago, following an incident with his father.
HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
“I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”
BROOKS - It was late on the eve of their first anniversary, and Brooks resident Karen Dickerson-Burt was last-minute shopping.
Her husband, David Sr., bought a Mystery Machine van for the anniversary. He mentioned wanting a Scooby Doo stuffed animal and a balloon to go with it.
So Burt headed to the Meijer store on Preston Highway just north of Hillview to see what items they might have.
The fateful trip would turn fruitful for Burt thanks to the kindness of a Meijer employee.
CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,” Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.