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  • Watkins family, scout join to repair pavilion in park

    Before Shepherdsville City Park was the city park, it was home to the Watkins family.

    James Watkins said from 1965-1998 his parents, Glenda and Lawrence Watkins, owned the land.

    “We all just call that place home,” he said.

    However, after a flood in 1997, the land was purchased by the city during a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout to prevent future flooding and to create a city park, Watkins said.

    In 1982, the family built a gazebo on the land and today it is still there, but is now known as the pavilion.

  • Gauthier prepares for international beauty pageant in Atlanta in August

    Ashlie Gauthier describes herself as a girly-girl who loves to dress up and be onstage.

    “I love to make the audience smile,” Gauthier said.

    The 13-year-old Mount Washington Middle School student recently used her love of dressing up and being onstage at a Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Nashville, Tenn.

    Being that this was one of Gauthier’s first pageants she was nervous, but excited.

    “I’d been looking forward to it for a long time,” she said.

  • Good Samaritan returns lost money to Brooks woman

    Memorial Day weekend was supposed to be just another weekend for Brooks residents Desirae Charlet and her mom, Cindy P’Pool.

    However, when the two went out to yard sales on Saturday, May 25, they experienced a mishap they never had before.

    Before going out, Charlet and P’Pool stopped at First Federal in Shepherdsville to get money from the ATM, Charlet said.

  • School district honors retiring employees at reception

     The Bullitt County Public School System and the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently honored retiring employees.

  • Mahan fulfills lifelong dream of earning his Eagle Scout ranking

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Ever since first grade, Jabez Mahan was working toward this moment—when he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Ballou loves to share the works of composers, poets of various music

     For Shepherdsville native Kelly Ballou, singing is about more than just self-expression.

    The 26 year-old soprano views song as a way to impact peoples' lives.

    "… I love sharing what a composer and poet have done together and taking that to people who might not have had a chance to experience that otherwise," she said.

    Ballou holds a Master's of Music in performance from the University of Cincinnati.

  • Durham living dream at early age as principal of Lebanon Junction

     March 22 was a momentous day in Patrick Durham's life, he turned 30 and also became the new principal of Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Raley retires

     Members of the Bullitt County legal community gathered last week to honor Nick Raley, who will retire this Friday.

    Starting as a court designated worker, Raley worked for then-county attorney Walter Sholar and as a detective with commonwealth attorney Michael Mann. He would earn his law degree and become an assistant prosecutor with Mann.

    He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel, which was presented by Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

  • Gatton academy, North Bullitt student graduates

    While most graduates will only be participating in one commencement this May, Erica Johnson will be in two.

    She graduated from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky earlier in May and she walked with North Bullitt High graduates this past weekend.

    The academy is located on the main campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The school was designed to give high school juniors and seniors a jump start on college. Most graduates complete more than 60 hours of college credit while attending the school. 

  • Stories of survival shows importance of cancer research

       HEBRON ESTATES - With each passing year the number of familiar faces continues to grow at the Bullitt County Relay for Life.