• Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  • Giving It Back

     Ms. Verna and Ms. Marlene were recipients of the December Second Wind Dream at Elmcroft Senior Living  in Mount Washington.

    Each month, a resident or two at the facility are awarded the “dream”. Some simply ask for family memberts to visit, while others may go out for a movie and a dinner.

    The December recipients decided to take a shopping trip and then went out to eat.

    But instead of shopping for themselves, they did shopping for two children who are part of the Mount Washington Peoples Bank Angel Tree program.

  • MW’s Romine advances in world auctioneer competition

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jay Romine, a resident of Mount Washington, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events on Monday, Jan. 11.

    A total of 28 contestants competed for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2016 WLAC at Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Romine decided to become a livestock auctioneer in Kentucky. 

  • 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.”