• New sheriff looks to begin quest toward accreditation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Walter Sholar wants to get better pay for his employees. 

    The new sheriff also wants to make sure his agency gets accredited.

    And he would like to increase the number of deputies who are out on the street patrolling.

    But, only a month into his new position as sheriff, Sholar knows that he can only tackle one issue at a time.

    So far, Sholar is pleased with the progress and he is pleased with his staff.

  • Williams selected to FIRST Dean’s List

     “Totally ecstatic” is how Sarah Williams, 15, of Shepherdsville, replied when asked how she felt after being named one of two FIRST Dean’s List recipients recently.

    Sarah is a sophomore at Whitfield Academy and has been on the all-girls’ robotics team for two years.

    FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

    The Dean’s List award winners are based on the student’s academic excellence, community service projects, personal interviews and much more.

  • Pascucci, Belk earn top recognition from NAI

     CLERMONT -- The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Sunny Southeast Region has recognized Bernheim Family and Youth Program Manager Dan Pascucci as the Outstanding Interpreter of 2019.

    The Outstanding Interpreter award is presented to an NAI member who has worked more than three years in the profession and who demonstrates a recognized mastery and excellence in interpretation, creativity in programming or facility development, and a commitment to the profession and NAI.

  • Evie Vanderpool artwork part of state tour of special featured student artists

     A basket of apples drawn using a black marker then painted with watercolors by Crossroads Elementary School student Sherbitu Evangeline “Evie” Vanderpool was selected for VSA of Kentucky’s A Matter of Perspective Traveling Exhibit.

  • Outstanding staff helps Rasner make transition into PVA office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner spent years in the health care field.

    There, processes were very important to reach efficiency and accuracy.

    When he began his four-year term as Bullitt County’s Property Valuation Administrator on Dec. 3, Rasner was eager to get started.

    After the first six weeks, Rasner is proud of the work that has been done and eager to continue to make the PVA office the best in the state.

    “It’s coming along very well,” said Rasner.

  • Houglan shares his love of flying with others in Young Eagles program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local pilot is doing his part to help area youngsters get their dreams off the ground.

    Shepherdsville resident Norman Houglan is one of many volunteers donating his time, and his plane, to the Young Eagles program, created by the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1992.

    Houglan has presented over 100 free demonstrations and plane rides via the Young Eagles program, designed to promote pilot interest as both a hobby and a potential career choice.

  • Reed part of team that set Guinness record for 24-hour bowling total

     HEBRON ESTATES - A North Bullitt student didn’t spare any effort to strike down a world record that he split with three others.

    Kyle Reed was part of a four-man team that set the Guinness World Record for the highest pinfall total on one lane in a 24-hour period.

    The North Bullitt senior and captain of the boys’ bowling team joined forces with two friends, Jalen Troutman and Trace Wiseman, and Trace’s grandfather, Steve Wiseman, to topple 39,558 pins.

  • MW man deeply rooted in beauty of Rose Parade

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Rose Bowl is as much of a New Year’s Day tradition as watching the ball drop in New York City.

    The Rose Parade is the event that kicks off the bowl and one local florist has had his work all over it for the past 19 years.

  • Longtime constable, Charles Wright, dies

     The man who revolutionized the position of constable in Bullitt County has passed away.

    Charles William Wright, 77, of Shepherdsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Baptist Health in Louisville. 

    Wright served 16 years as constable of the Fourth District. Not only did Wright become heavily involved in the patrolling of his district, he also started working for companies to provide a safer work area. He would provide off-duty law enforcement in work zones.

  • Waller remembered as fair, respected on bench

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Rodney Burress practiced law in Bullitt County a number of years prior to becoming a circuit judge.

    As a defense attorney and also as an assistant commonwealth attorney, Burress had the opportunity to work with Thomas Lee Waller Sr. in various roles.

    But the role that will stand out more to the current circuit judge was the mentoring and advice Waller offered as he retired in 2006 from the bench.