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.
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.
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.
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.
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.