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  • 105 and going strong

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s good to have goals and Mount Washington resident Morgan Beavers proved last week there is no age limit on achieving those goals.

    Though for him, his age was the goal.

    Beavers celebrated turning 105 years old with his family and friends at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Mount Washington with a Kentucky Wildcats cake and gifts and cards signed by loved ones.

    His goal was to reach 105 like his mother did.

  • Longtime community member, leader in organizations, Tom Kelly, passes away

     Thomas H. Kelly died on Friday, April 12, 2019, after a courageous four-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

  • Three named new Family Resource Center coordinators

     Sherry Brown, MWES/PGES

    A brand new presence at Pleasant Grove Elementary School is Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherry Brown.

    Pleasant Grove was the only Bullitt County elementary school without an FRC but, thanks to state funding, now has a coordinator to help eliminate barriers to student learning.

    Brown actually serves two elementary facilities. Her schedule is 8:00-11:45 a.m. at Mt. Washington Elementary School followed by 12:15-4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove.

  • Breaking The Barriers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With changes made by Scouts BSA allowing girls to participate in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the honorable Arrow of Light award was achieved for the first time in Bullitt County by a girl.

    Alexandria Grieser, 10, earned the highest Cub Scout honor with Pack 8481, based at First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville. She is the daughter of Scout master Mark and committee chair Jennifer Grieser.

  • Salute to Vietnam Veterans

     HEBRON ESTATES - For two neighbors of over 30 years, it is friendship, family, and common experiences that mean the most.

    Terry Northcutt and Jim Singer, next door neighbors on Willow Way, are both Vietnam veterans. Both also suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Both have similar experiences during and after the war.

    Northcutt, 71, a Grant County native, is a self-proclaimed busy body who likes to work and remain active, though physical issues, including cancer, have limited his abilities.

  • Richard Terry loved Hillview, wanted to see it prosper

     HILLVIEW — He was a man who loved his community. And he was a man who could look at the big picture and support what was right for the community, even if others didn’t think so.

    However, Richard Terry may have best been known for as being the only official in Bullitt County to successfully run a write-in campaign against a person on the ballot for the position of Hillview mayor.

    Terry, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Mount Washington.

    His heart and soul was the city of Hillview. 

  • Beautiful Sounds From The Young

     BROOKS - At a recent University of Louisville women’s basketball game versus the University of Connecticut, a crowd of 17,023 fans were entertained with a Cardinal victory.

    It was the largest crowd to attend a women’s basketball game in the country during the 2018-19 season.

    A different highlight for the record crowd came before the game, when eight-year-old Bullitt County resident Addyson Clarkson, who has been blind since birth, performed The National Anthem.

  • Alicia Doyle likes to relate to students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Music on the boombox indicates it’s time to switch gears and Alicia Doyle’s third graders hurry to get to their proper places before the song ends.

    As the last notes finish, each student is sitting on his or her square on the mat in front of the smartboard, ready to work through math worksheets and test each other on the answers.

    Rather than watch from above, Doyle sits on the mat while helping those with questions.

  • Christine Stidom big fan of the sciences

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Bullitt County’s middle school teacher of the year knows what she wants to be when she grows up.

    Until then, she’s working to ensure each student is given a chance early on to discover his or her own passion.

    Eastside Middle’s Christine Stidom is a fan of science, fiction and science fiction.

    The sixth grade science teacher often incorporates science fiction flicks in her lessons, urging students to contemplate the realistic possibilities of what they see and explain why it could or could not happen.

  • Monica Clark wants NB students to ‘think’

     HEBRON ESTATES - In the entire history of the United States of America, today’s generation is the first with access to unlimited data and content thanks to superior technological advancements.

    North Bullitt history instructor Monica Clark views technology as a limitation to overall thinking strategies students should develop for future life success. Her students are aware that reading and writing are the primary processes in her classroom.