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  • 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. 

  • Davis pleased that education for kids showed marked improvement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dr. Keith Davis had grown uncomfortable the past couple of months.

    It wasn’t because of his departure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System at the end of June.

    Instead, it was the various opportunities people took to recognize him for the district’s accomplishments the past 11 years.

  • Willis selected outstanding YMCA volunteer for work in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Like most good volunteers, Jeremy Willis didn’t start helping at the Bullitt County YMCA for the awards.

    In fact, when he was told he was selected as the 2018 YMCA Volunteer of the Year for the branch, he had no clue it was even a thing.

    “It’s always nice to be recognized but that’s not why we do it,” Willis said.

  • UnBEElievable Business: Kelley pushes for more bees in Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—If the honeybees are gone, we’re gone.

    That’s local artist Travis Kelley’s motivation behind his newest project: Bee is for Bullitt County.

    After noticing the gourd production had dwindled four years ago, Kelley discovered it was due to lack of bees to pollinate the plants. He created a line of artwork called “Bee Somebody” to bring awareness to the situation.

    Today, Kelley is ready to get the rest of the county involved.

  • Cunningham earns crown as Miss Bullitt County Fair

     CLERMONT – With a little help from her lucky dress, Alivia Cunningham made the move from first runner-up to Miss Bullitt County Fair on Monday, wearing the crown that narrowly eluded her last summer.

    Cunningham will now preside over the rest of the 2018 Bullitt County Fair on its six-day run that concludes on Saturday.