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  • Twin siblings return to place of birth in observance of their 70th birthday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Jan. 13, twin siblings Morris E. McCubbins and Marcella McCubbins Hale will celebrate 70 years of life together.

    In honor of the occasion, they decided to return to the place where it all began.

    Seated at a window near the back of the Ridgway Memorial Library, they both reminisced as they looked across Joe B. Hall Avenue toward the building where they were both born on Jan. 13, 1946.

    The building, which dates back more than 100 years, is most commonly known as the Trunnell House.

  • Sarah Hardin honored as PIP Partner of the Year

     Bullitt County Public Schools’ District Safe Schools Coordinator Sarah Hardin was named Partner of the Year by Partners in Prevention (PIP) during the organization’s annual Member Appreciation Luncheon.

    “I received a very-warm hearted speech from last year’s recipient, Megan Hatter, as she presented the award,” Hardin said. “I was very surprised as there are many hard-working members that contribute to the sustainability of the coalition.”

  • Drako becomes Hillview’s newest officer in its battle against drugs

      HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.

  • Taulbee selected state’s top agricultural instructor

    Lebanon Junction Elementary School teacher Rita Taulbee has been named the KY Agriculture/Literacy Teacher of the Year. She was presented the State Level award and a $500 check during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state annual meeting early this month at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Taulbee will be representing the Commonwealth at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 20-24, 2016, in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

  • The kitchen is closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a little slice of hometown that makes the locals still feel like they’re in the country.

    The Country Cupboard, located on South Buckman Street in downtown Shepherdsville, has closed its doors after 33 years of service.

    Owner Kit Parker has been making all of the restaurant items from scratch, starting as early as 4 a.m., to have everything ready for the weekday lunch crowd.

    She has grown tired of the routine.

  • Holiday gifts come in many forms as drive to attract attention to cause

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started off as a normal ending to a last day of school for former head start teacher Rhonda Wray turned into a day she would never forget.

    “The doctor’s office called and said my husband and I needed to get there as soon as we can,” she said. “They said they would wait for us even if we got there after they closed.”

    Wray had been experiencing pains and had been waiting on the results. Because of the call’s urgency, she and her husband knew something was seriously wrong.

  • BCHS’ Richardson wins state artwork recognition

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Camrin Richardson was honored with First Place for her Pen and Ink drawing during the Kentucky Convention of the National Beta Club.

    Camrin created a stunning image of a horse using zentangles (drawing structured patterns). She invested 11 hours of her life over a period of several days and did not erase any lines.

    “It was not work for me but relaxing and fun,” said the 16-year-old daughter of Wendy and Jason Richardson. “That is the idea behind zentangle. It is meant to be stress free.”

  • Operation Santa helpers

     Once again this year, the North Bullitt JROTC cadets played a key role in the Hillview Operation Santa holiday food and toy distribution.

    Cadets Claudia Cornett, Dillon Deindorfer, Kailah Habib, Taylor Meredith, Chase Morrison, Josephine Pollard, Jordan Sparks, Mackenzie Stayton and Austin Thurman helped carry boxes to the recipient’s vehicles and also helped collect toys for those receiving assistance.

    Over 400 families received assistance this year.

  • Love knows no boundaries as couple exchanges vows miles from Indiana home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - True love knows no bounds, be it age, distance, nor the Ohio River.

    The Ridgway Memorial Library was the setting for a special wedding ceremony featuring Norma Hackney and Don Pickle, residents of West Lafayette, Ind.

    The octogenarian couple decided to tie the knot, but not at home; Rather, they wanted to turn their journey into everlasting blissfulness into a nice little travel journey as well.

  • Bullitt County Teen Court

                 This year’s session of the Teen Court in Bullitt County has recently gotten underway.

                District Judge Jennifer Porter is again leading the program where high school students have the ability to levy punishments against those students who have offended.