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  • 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.

  • Hampton tells girls at Eastside to work hard to reach their goals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Her story is one of inspiration.

    And, on International Woman’s Day, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s visit to Eastside Middle couldn’t have been timed any better.

    “If I can share my story and it inspires others, it really is one of the coolest things I get to do,” she said. “Any requests that we get to talk to students, I’ll try to work it in.”

  • Danita Cobble uses her skills as new member of county technology team

     Danita Cobble has been hired as the newest Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) for Bullitt County Public Schools. She joins current district TIS’ Keith Barnes, Christie Turbeville and Susan Vincentz.

    “I am excited to be joining Bullitt County’s Technology department and getting in at the beginning of such an amazing transformation!” she said.

  • Working at North Bullitt like home for Katie Hardy

    HEBRON ESTATES - When a school community can feel like home, that’s always a bonus.

    Working as a teacher at the school you used to attend is another bonus. Mix in a large chunk of actual family members there in the building and it becomes even more special.

    The icing on the cake for North Bullitt instructor Katie Hardy is being recognized, first by her school, then by her community, as the Bullitt County 2016-17 High School Teacher of the Year.

  • Smith shaves her head to help kids with cancer

     Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Smith is sacrificing her long locks of brunette hair (again) for cancer patients.

    Smith has volunteered to have her head shaved during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event Saturday, March 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. This will be the fourth time she has cut and donated her hair for cancer where it will become a wig as part of Locks of Love.

  • Passion shows in Curtsinger’s work

      MOUNT WASHINGTON-- When it came time to fill out his the Teacher of the Year application, Mount Washington Middle School teacher Carl Curtsinger saw it as a time of reflection.

    “I had a day off that I had set aside to write and reflect on how I got here,” he said.