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Today's Features

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  •   HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON— Crossroads Elementary set sail for the seas in “Pirates! The Musical.”

    Directed by new music teacher Kristopher Hunt, the show followed a ship of singing pirates on their journey to deal with a stowaway. The King of the High C’s, with the help of characters like Bluebeard, Greenbeard, Yellowbeard and the No Beards chorus, taught the stowaway what it takes to be a pirate before sending her to be with the prisoners below deck.

  •  Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

    He is the third student from Bullitt County and the second from Bullitt East High School to gain admission into the academy. Sebastian Kaufman is completing his junior year.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Garrett said. He learned about his selection from an unfamiliar caller ID and then wondering who he knew at Morehead that would be calling him.

  •  Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.

  •  Bullitt Central High School students in the greenhouse classes are learning business and agriculture principles while getting their hands dirty.

    Students in these classes learn how to operate a greenhouse business, fill the greenhouse with products and then sell the products. Students work together to complete every job in the greenhouse, while building teamwork skills.

    Everything in the Green Paw Greenhouse is “Kentucky Proud” and “Bullitt Central Proud.”

  •  FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON—At first glance, Leighanne Hastie looks like a regular 3-year-old.

    “Day to day, if you look at Leighanne, she looks like a normal little girl,” her mom, Heather, said. “She goes to gymnastics class on Mondays and she likes to go to her Bible class. She doesn’t look like a sick kid or one that has a disability.”

    The only difference comes in the form of a neurological disorder called epilepsy, which causes the toddler to have daily seizures.

  •  The Mount Washington Middle Pre-AP Advisory Committee and Principal’s Roundtable met recently for a World Tasting Event.

    Students were invited to try foods inspired by countries across the globe, including calamari from Italy, sushi from Japan and quiche from France.

    During the tasting, students were encouraged to use their phones to research more information about the countries.