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  • Love continues for couple who have been together for 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was during the war that a well-traveled couple would first make a home.

    Bob and Carol Sharp are now making another move together, both becoming residents of Elmcroft Mount Washington over the summer.

    Elmcroft would play host to a special celebration, a 75th wedding anniversary with a gathering of many family and friends.

    The couple has stayed together through good times and in difficult times at the beginning while Bob was a member of the United States Air Force.

  • Dream turns into book as MW writer wants to inspire others in daily lives

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Hometown resident Stephanie Feger was a judge on America’s Got Talent.

    She was the Simon Cowell of the group- the one who harshly crushed dreams.

    When a little boy came onstage to show his drawing skills, she knew instantly he’d be cut.

    Expecting tears, Feger was shocked when the boy smiled and handed her the picture he’d drawn.

    “That’s okay,” he said. “Color something pretty today.”

  • Three Girl Scouts receive Bronze Award due to efforts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local Girl Scout troop recently took time to honor its bronze stars.

    Troop 1827, based out of Shepherdsville Elementary, recently recognized three of its members with the Bronze Award, the first of the three most prominent awards distributed by the Girl Scouts of America.

    Anna Schneider, who leads the troop along with Michelle Clark, said Bronze Award projects must be approved by troop leaders. The other highest awards (Silver and Gold) are approved by the Girl Scouts of America governing board.

  • LUCKY Friday the 13th: Waters wins big in lottery scratch off

     James Waters, of Shepherdsville, found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for him.

    The 29-year-old won $40,000 on a $5 Super Cash ticket early Friday morning after scratching it off in his car at the Cedar Grove Country Store.

    Waters talked about how his day got started. 

    “I went to Walmart but forgot a few things so I ran up to the country store.  While I was there, I got a ticket too,” he told lottery officials.

  • Tree to keep memory of Noah Richardson alive for many years

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Noah Richardson will be remembered by family and friends for years to come.

    On June 8, Noah, 18, lost his life in a fatal bicycle accident on S. Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    In Noah’s memory, the City of Shepherdsville planted a Cleveland pear tree at the City Park, with Noah’s family and friends invited to attend a ceremony.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury led the group in prayer during the ceremony, thank ing all who attended and assisted in marking the occasion.

  • Darrell Vincent selected principal of Bullitt Area Technology Center

     Darrell Vincent is departing Bullitt East High School after a 22-year teaching career to become the new principal of the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “I am really excited about the opportunity at the Area Technology Center,” Vincent said. “Bullitt County continues to grow very rapidly and with growth comes opportunity. Bullitt County students live in one of the top manufacturing areas in the country and the programs at the ATC align perfectly with the rapid growth of our county and the industries in the Louisville Metro area.”

  • Joni Britt selected new North Bullitt principal at North Bullitt

     North Bullitt High School Assistant Principal Joni Britt has been selected as the new leader following the retirement of Chris VerDow.

    “I was very shocked when I got the call from the SBDM committee offering me the position,” Britt said. “I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to become a leader this early in my career. It is both a blessing and an honor to be appointed the next principal of North Bullitt High School.”

    Britt brings 13 years of experience in education to her new role.

  • Connie Brown finds calling to express her life stories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There are only 101 stories in each bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul books and a Shepherdsville resident has her name in two of the sought after spots.

    California native Connie Brown grew up reading the Chicken Soup books and writing her own life stories down.

    When the opportunity came about to submit her own narratives, she took a leap.

  • A Story Of Courage: Jesse Schott doesn’t go down without fight against cancer

     HILLVIEW - Bullitt County will forever have a hero to celebrate thanks to a young man who overcame obstacles and became an inspiration for others.

    Jesse Schott, 17, a North Bullitt High School student who battled three separate bouts of brain cancer, passed away last Monday at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    He was widely known throughout the North Bullitt and Hillview communities, assisting with various civic functions and regularly attending the Bullitt County Relay for Life as a young survivor.

  • Jacob Hall attends agricultural institute

     Bullitt County high school junior Jacob Hall recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Hall and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 10-14 at Murray State University. 

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky for an additional 46 students.