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  • Local man helps fathers across state to see kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Matt Hancock, a Bullitt County resident, joined the National Parents Organization when he noticed how backwards he felt the court system was. 

    “I’m a single father and I wasn’t getting a lot of time with my daughter,” Hancock said. 

    Kentucky passed House Bill 492 in 2017 that said parents going through a separation and in a temporary order are given joint custody and equal parenting time.  

  • Jack Tinelli accepted into summer Naval Academy STEM program

     Before even entering high school this year, Jack Tinelli will spend part of his summer with the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Jack was selected to participate in the 2019 USNA Summer STEM Program. He was one of 200 youth chosen from over 5,000 applicants across the country and overseas.

    “I felt privileged that I would have the opportunity to study at the highest quality school with others who share similar interests,” Jack said. “I am excited to live at the Academy and see what it would be like going to college there.”

  • James receives Naval Academy appointment

     HEBRON ESTATES -- After encouragement from his parents and a fellow swim team member, a North Bullitt High School student joined JROTC during his freshman year. 

    Now, he is preparing to attend the United States Naval Academy. 

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie nominated Dakota James, 18, for the Naval Academy and he received his prestigious appointment at the end of December. 

  • Berry selected Bernheim’s director of conservation

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim officials announced today that longtime Forest Manager Andrew Berry has been named Director of Conservation for the largest privately held forest dedicated to conservation and education in the eastern United States.

    Bernheim’s Executive Director Mark Wourms, Ph.D said the new position directly aligns not only with the organization’s history of land protection but also its long-term strategy for the future.

  • 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.