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.
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.
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.
HEBRON ESTATES -- North Bullitt High School mathematics teacher Christine Bickett is one of five finalists in Kentucky for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
“I am extremely honored to be a finalist for PAEMST,” she said.