LEBANON JUNCTION - She’s like the Frank Sinatra of Lebanon Junction Elementary. Or maybe the Bruce Springsteen.
New Jersey native Traci Moore has been a student favorite for 10 years as a fifth-grade teacher at LJES, cheering on her youngsters while also helping to coach the Bullitt Central High School cheerleading team with her husband, James.
The students and staff at LJES are now cheering for Moore, following her selection as the 2016-17 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.
She is already very impressed with the caliber of professionalism in Kentucky’s seventh largest school district.
“I was truly humbled by the extraordinary talent within the school system,” she said. “Not only does Bullitt County have great educators but they also have a strong leadership team.”
CAMPBELLSVILLE -- With local churches canceling services during the recent snowstorm on Jan. 24, Campbellsville University students had nowhere to go to worship, so they took matters into their own hands.
At 10 o’clock that morning, the campus community assembled for a worship service in Ransdell Chapel. The service had a variety of parts, all led by students, including: worship, testimony, and preaching. These students were part of CU’s Church Outreach team, which leads services each Sunday at local churches, ministering and preaching the gospel.
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.