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  • Osborne honored by radio stations, credit union for having Class Act

    Recently, Old Mill Elementary third grade teacher Jodi Osborne was up to her elbows in applesauce with 75 third graders when she got the call.

    She had won Gen X Radio’s Teacher of the Month contest. One of her awards was a spa day at  Joseph’s Salon & Spa, Osborne jokingly asked the station if she could take her spa day now.

    On Friday she was recognized by the station and Class Act at school. In addition to the spa day, she also received $100 to purchase school supplies for her classroom and a pizza party for her class.

  • Keith attends fall clerks conference

     FRANKFORT – Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita A. Keith participated in the 2013 Circuit Court clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 24-26 in Lexington.  The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

  • WORLD RECORD: McNabb, BCHS grad, does secure Guinness’ record

     SANTA MONICA, California - It’s official: Bullitt Central graduate Dr. Jason McNabb is the official owner of one of the hottest records in the Guinness Book.

    McNabb officially established his new record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes. The record was set on the TruTV show, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    The dentist consumed 66 grams of ghost peppers, or 2.33 ounces, or the equivalent of about 12 to 15 peppers. And he survived.

  • Sean Woods makes perfect score on Explore exam

     Sean Woods spent two hours answering 128 questions on the EXPLORE exam.

         His test results place him in rare company. He is one of only two students in the last six years in Bullitt County to achieve a perfect score of 25 in all four subject areas (although many have come close).

         “When taking the test last spring, I knew I was getting a lot of the answers right but I was not sure if it was going to be a perfect score,” Sean said in a recent interview at Mt. Washington Middle School.

  • Bullitt Central grad hot on pursuit of Guinness record

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He might be Bullitt County’s hottest new celebrity, and on Thursday he has a ghost of a chance to stake his claim in the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Dr. Jason McNabb, a local dentist and Bullitt Central graduate, will compete against two other contestants to set a new official eating record on the TruTV series, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    McNabb’s competition is eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes.

  • Age cannot slow down the county's noted grower of apples

     PLEASANT GROVE - The Johnny Appleseed of Bullitt County continues to achieve success in his pleasant orchard located in Pleasant Grove.

    Ray Armstrong is known throughout the region for his prowess of growing quality apples. Judges at the Kentucky State Fair continue to confirm Armstrong's work, showering him with 23 awards in the 2013 competition.

    The awards included a Best of Show for a plate of apples. Armstrong said each plate consisted of a class of five apples, with five plates judged for Best of Show.

  • Chowning receives national recognition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may have been Ruth Chowning’s alter ego, “Ruthie Toothie” the clown, that helped secure her the Distinguished Service Award recently at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences Conference.

    As part of the Carol White grant awarded to Brooks Elementary in 2011, she was asked to come in to teach classes about nutrition during family fun nights, but she also did a physical activity promotion.

    And that’s where “Ruthie” came into play.

  • Utterback excited about new role as FRC coordinator

     HILLVIEW - Two Bullitt County elementary schools are once again receiving substantial family resources thanks to the hiring of a new coordinator.

    Tiffani Utterback was selected as the new Family Resource Center coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    A Mount Washington resident, Utterback is a self-proclaimed "military brat" with family originally from the Louisville area.

  • Brown spins some spooky tales for Bernheim students

     CLERMONT - It was neither a dark nor stormy night, but the spooky tales being spun inside the Bernheim Middle library had students on the edge of their seats.

    The library hosted Roberta Simpson Brown, a regional storyteller known as “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

    Bernheim librarian Paula Clemons said this was Simpson Brown’s fourth visit to the school.

    “She is always invited to entertain students while also promoting storytelling as an art form,” Clemons said.

  • SAFE SCHOOLS: Hardin takes on new role in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the ongoing fight against drug and alcohol abuse among youth, Bullitt County Public Schools have found a local general to lead the way.

    Sarah Hardin was selected as the district’s new Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator. She replaces Jaime Goldsmith, who left for an administrative position in Jefferson County.

    Hardin steps in from her most recent position as assistant principal at Bullitt Central High School. She has served in the district as teacher, coach and administrator for 16 years.