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  • Local trainer gets first shot at Derby roses

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Along the backstretch at Churchill Downs in Louisville, everyone knows him as Bronco Billy. At home in Shepherdsville, they call him Dad.

    Veteran horse trainer Billy Gowan will bring his family to the Twin Spires on Saturday to watch his three-year-old colt, Ride On Curlin, compete in the 140th Kentucky Derby.

    Ride On Curlin qualified as a Derby participant after solid showings in major stakes races, most recently a second-place finish at the Arkansas Derby.

  • Brooks writer has story published in latest Chicken Soup book

     BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

    Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

    Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

  • Shepherdsville writer pens novel dealing with vampires

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A quality Catholic education contributed to a new novel about vampires.

    Local author David Patrick, a former student at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Shepherdsville, is releasing his first novel, “Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires.”

    It wasn’t the Catholic Church that developed interest in a vampire novel, but Patrick’s development of writing skills at St. Aloysius eventually led him to completing his first full work.

  • City now has three resource officers in schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  • Bullitt Central teacher runs to raise awareness about diabetes

    Bullitt Central High School English III/AP English III and Drama Teacher Kevin Gose plans to run across the Commonwealth of Kentucky this summer to raise money and awareness for diabetes and healthy living.

    His inspiration is a literal father figure.

    “I see how diabetes has slowly broken my dad down,” he said. “Diabetes doesn’t have a cure, and it takes away time that I will have with him. It is not a cold. You don’t recover. You just try to slow it down, manage it.”

  • Daugherty part of national Congress for future leaders in medical field

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Bullitt County's potential future medical leaders experienced an opportunity to pursue her career path in the nation's capitol.

    Morgan Daugherty, a Bullitt Central junior involved in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

    Daugherty said she received an invitation in the mail after someone anonymously recommended her for the event.

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: High

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Craige Sharpe never thought he would be a teacher when he grew up, but now he can’t imagine himself doing anything else.

    “I enjoy working with young people,” he said. “I like to think that maybe I can make a difference in their lives.”

    Sharpe has bachelor’s of arts in business administration from Bellarmine University and a master’s of arts in teaching from Western Kentucky University.

  • SISTER ACT: Local girls get national attention for performance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What do you really see when you look into the mirror?

    Gracie Latkovski sees herself dancing ballet. Thanks to her sister, Quincy, so can everyone else.

    The sisters recently won at the JAMfest Super Nationals dance competition for their special performance, one that has gone worldwide through social media.

    The special dance shows a special bond between the sisters. It also shows that, despite Gracie’s physical condition, anyone can achieve anything if they believe it in their minds and hearts.

  • Bradshaw says change needed in office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Serving the past three-plus years as a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court, John Bradshaw realized something very important to the people of the county.

    “The more I weighed the issues and the condition of the current administration, I became convinced that Bullitt County could not survive another four years under our current judge-executive,” said Bradshaw.

    With that, the Fourth District magistrate threw his hat into the ring as a Republican contender for the county judge’s office.

  • Romine will go for world auctioneering crown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Jay Romine was 10 years old when he found his calling. 

    And 38 years later, he’s taking that talent to the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.

    “Griffin’s Fruit Market and Produce, where First Federal is today, is where I had my first big calling,” he said. “My father was called away on a business matter and the people kept waiting. They kept telling me, ‘You can do it’ and so they started holding up these antiques and I sold them.”