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  • Local woman survives another type of cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stephaine Raymond is 30 years old and a cancer survivor. 

    But not the kind we typically hear about.

    The resident of eastern Bullitt County was diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer two years ago.

    “Most young women think they can’t get it because it’s usually found in women 55 and older, but a lot of younger women are getting it now,” she said.

  • Fern Creek man won't let support of Cards go unnoticed

    FERN CREEK--Fern Creek resident Nick O'Bryan's new painting on his garage has been getting him a lot of attention on Brentlinger Lane.

    "People come by waving and blowing their horns when they see the painting," he said.

    A longtime Louisville fan, O'Bryan said the idea just came to him one day and he asked his friend Kenny Lanham to paint it.

    He said it took a couple of  days and it still needs a few more touch-ups, but he's satisfied with the end result.

  • Raising awareness of domestic violence personal to NB student

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School student Morgyn Parrett mixed in a little purple with this year's Red Ribbon Week.

    While the red ribbon represents drug and alcohol awareness and prevention, the purple ribbon serves as a symbol of domestic violence awareness.

    Morgyn sold purple ribbons at lunch during Red Ribbon Week, with proceeds going to the Center for Women and Families Shepherdsville shelter house.

  • Sweet potatoes make for large harvest

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A woman living on the old family farm found an heirloom no one had ever seen there before.

    Wanda Crump grew an Early Triumph white heirloom sweet potato in her garden that weighed 9.25 pounds.

    “I think it looks like a funky pumpkin,” she said.

    Three more of the potatoes weighed in at a combined 7.75 pounds.

    Crump found the Early Triumph potatoes through a friend, Judy Johnson. According to Crump, Johnson’s mother, Nevil, grew the potatoes at her home in Pike County.

  • Central office renamed for longtime educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Frank Hatfield was never one to like a lot of publicity for himself.

    He was always more worried about placing the focus on the students and ways to improve their educational opportunities.

    But, on Saturday, it was Frank Hatfield’s day.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed recently that the central office should now be known as the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • Barger comes home to lead Bullitt Lick Middle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Shepherdsville’s native sons, and a respected member of the Bullitt County Public Schools community, returns home to help educate his fellow residents.

    Lee Barger was named principal of Bullitt Lick Middle School, replacing Robert Fulk, who left at the beginning of the school year to fill the principal position at North Bullitt High School.

    The Bullitt Lick hiring brings Barger full circle on the educational level. He grew up attending Roby Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School, graduating from Bullitt Central.

  • Trinkle hopes to write own history as newest director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum has found its own niche in the annals of Bullitt County history.

    The museum is ready to move into the future as well, with the hiring of Mary Margaret Trinkle as its new director.

    Trinkle replaces David Strange, who directed the museum since its inception at the front end of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Trinkle is proud that her grandmother’s house still stands. There are also concrete steps existing that led to a store her family owned.

  • Local artist gets to shine in midst of bash at Beam

     CLERMONT - Among those attending the recent 150th birthday celebration for James Beam was Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.

    There were a lot of people at the celebration and quite honestly, I didn’t try to figure out whether they were part of the celebration or just visiting the American Stillhouse at the distillery on that particular day.

    Part of the celebration was the unveiling of a statue of Beam, with his tie blowing in the wind.

    It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony and the crowd had dwindled when the Matthews couple approached.

  • Cheser takes chance, wins state fair blue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  • Key to the City

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.