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.
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.”
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.