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  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Walls helps out with project to aid CASA

     Recently, 11-year-old Allena Walls had a project she needed to do for school.

    She learned about CASA through her mother, Kristie Walls, and also had a friend in school who was abused and wanted to do something to help kids in these situations.

    She made a flyer and placed a box requesting items to help children and their families at her church.

    She also received some help from her grandmother, Sharon Key, and co-workers at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

  • LJ man died after helping others

       RADCLIFF - A Lebanon Junction man died after being injured during a road accident in Hardin County.

  • Bullitt Lick's Caden Rich selected as outstanding delegate at conference

    Bullitt Lick Middle School student Caden Rich was honored as Outstanding Delegate at the 2013 Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly Dec. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

  • No small 'feet': Hudgins goes shoeless to raise awareness for others

     HILLVIEW - Ten cold little piggies braved the freezing January temperatures for a good cause.

    The piggies were attached to the bare feet of Hillview resident Richard Hudgins, who is attempting to remain shoeless for a year to raise awareness for others in the world without shoes.

    The project is officially called “No Shoes for a Year,” created by Hudgins himself as a way to collect donations for shoes and new shoes while also raising awareness.

  • Eight new, two renewals for top certification for national teaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- 2013 was a good year for National Board Certification and Renewals in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    A total of eight educators join the elite ranks of NBCT teachers across the state and nation while two teachers successfully achieved certification renewal.

    Five work at the elementary school level while three are at different middle schools.

  • Alli's Project to help Community Action Agency thanks to assistance from Bullitt Countians

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Roby Elementary first grader hopes to make a difference this holiday season, with community assistance.

    Alli Kemper is hosting Alli's Project, a collection of donated items to make Christmas a little brighter for area residents.

    In its second year, Alli's Project has adopted the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency as its recipient. MPCAA assists with low-income and at-risk families.

    At age 5, Alli began her project last year with assistance from her parents, collecting items for the American Legion Post 157.

  • Shelby Hogg receives welding recognition

     Welding honors were earned by a Bullitt East High School student at the Area Technology Center.

    Shelby Hogg, 17, took first place in the virtual welding competition in Harrodsburg and won a $250 welding helmet. He was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the Tulsa Welding School of Tulsa, OK.

    Fellow welders Lance Newton and Jacob Numann were also awarded $500 scholarships.

    Shelby actually had to compete twice. He tied for first place then dueled in a weld-off to determine a winner.

  • Chapman gives back to MWES community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a young tike, Bullitt East sophomore Nick Chapman enjoyed exploring Mount Washington Elementary School’s arboretum, so it was rather fitting when he got to give back by doing his Eagle Scout project there last spring.

    It had become overgrown, so the 16-year-old took a crew of about 11 people and they cut limbs, ripped out old plants and flowers and added new mulch. In addition, they added a bench.

    “It’s important to show that you care about things,” the member of Troop 100 said.

  • Adkins has right sign for new school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.

    Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.

    The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.