• 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.

  • Ward tried to find way to help people from the bench

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — “It’s not a job. I enjoy helping people.”

    That was a quote from Rebecca Ward during her campaign for re-election as Bullitt District Judge in October 2010.

    Ward would serve five terms as district judge before retiring at the end of December.

    The Louisville native died on Sunday, Feb. 17.

    That philosophy of trying to find a way to help people is exactly how Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress remembers his law school classmate.

  • 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.