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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”

    Neither Dr. Seuss nor the Bullitt County Relay for Life committee can guarantee good weather, but the committee can guarantee a fun time for cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters.

    The 2016 Relay for Life takes place Saturday, May 21, at the North Bullitt High School track. This year’s theme is based on Dr. Seuss: “Cancer - Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere.”

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Yes, Bullitt County voters, there will be a primary election on Tuesday, May 17.

    With the absence of city races and no Republican primary for U.S. President on the ballot, there is not a lot of excitement.

    However, several of those candidates who will be on the ballot gathered to answer questions during a forum Thursday.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, candidates for local office were on stage at the Bullitt Central High auditorium.

  •  CLERMONT - There’s more than one way to make a healthy walk even healthier.

    KentuckyOne Health and the Bullitt County Health Department joined forces with the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to present its first in a series of monthly Walk with a Doc events.

    Dr. Joseph Oropilla was the first scheduled doctor, enjoying the Nursery Loop while discussion neurology and other health topics with the 40 people in attendance. Oropilla even diagnosed a dog who attended the walk.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the main event but rather a preliminary race to set up the battle in the fall general election.

    While many may not realize it, there will be a few races on the May 17 primary election ballot.

    To let the voters get a sense of where the candidates stand on the issues, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a special forum on Thursday, May 5.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bullitt Central High School.