• Love knows no boundaries as couple exchanges vows miles from Indiana home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - True love knows no bounds, be it age, distance, nor the Ohio River.

    The Ridgway Memorial Library was the setting for a special wedding ceremony featuring Norma Hackney and Don Pickle, residents of West Lafayette, Ind.

    The octogenarian couple decided to tie the knot, but not at home; Rather, they wanted to turn their journey into everlasting blissfulness into a nice little travel journey as well.

  • Bullitt County Teen Court

                 This year’s session of the Teen Court in Bullitt County has recently gotten underway.

                District Judge Jennifer Porter is again leading the program where high school students have the ability to levy punishments against those students who have offended.

  • Butch Meyer honored for his role in expanding wine industry in Kentucky

     CEDAR GROVE - There’s an old saying that behind every successful man there’s a good woman.

    Bullitt County resident Raymond “Butch” Meyer has achieved a great deal of success as a winemaker, always crediting his wife, Alma, for starting him into his endeavors.

    “I had been growing grapes for years,” he said. “One year she bought me a book about winemaking for my birthday, because she was sick of making homemade jelly.”

  • NB’s Bickett in running for prestigious honor

     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.

  • Rhonda Walls promoted by U.S. Air Force

    Rhonda Walls has been promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Walls is currently serving as the 88th Force Support Squadron superintendent at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

    She has served in the military for 21 years.

    Walls is the daughter of Fred and Joyce Walls of Lebanon Junction and the wife of Michael Smith of Fairborn, Ohio.

    She is a 1992 graduate of Bullitt Central High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University.

  • Fellowship of Concern started local work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County prepares for the closing of The Shepherd’s Shelter and sees other organizations stepping up to fill the void, one helpful organization continues to stand the test of time and help others in need.

    The Fellowship of Concern consists of representatives from area churches working together to assist others. The program has worked in the local community for 50 years.

    Bill Hardy, CEO and chairman of the Board with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, has served at the FOC’s treasurer since the first meeting.

  • Frank R. Hatfield: Former superintendent remembered as true educational leader statewide

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.

    But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.

    Hatfield died on Sunday.

    A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.

  • Sid Griffin: Mt. Washington mayor, community leader

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  • KHEAA’s Gortney to work with North Bullitt college coach this year

    FRANKFORT -- Summer Gortney has been named the advisor to the Kentucky College Coaches Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    She will work with the college coach at North Bullitt High School.

    “The Kentucky College Coaches program has helped thousands of students prepare for and enter college,” Gortney said.

    “I look forward to working with the college coaches, the Kentucky Campus Compact and other program partners who have made it a highly regarded and credible program across the state.”

  • Williams part of summer STEM program at Emory

     Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.