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  • 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.

  • School System honors retiring educators

     Retiring educators received applause and accolades during an annual ceremony held at the Shepherdsville First Baptist Church Christian Education Building and sponsored by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association and Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Retirees and guests enjoyed a delicious catered meal by Jan Phelps followed by remarks about the importance of joining the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association by the one and only Debby Murrell.

  • Shane Ritter has state’s top essay on grandmother

     Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter used personal circumstances to pen an award-winning essay about his grandmother, Kathy Lynn Thompson.

    While Shane’s parents are incarcerated, he is being raised by his grandmother, hence the inspiration for My Champion.

  • Mount Washington names park after Lindsey Duvall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A Mount Washington spot has a new name honoring a local student’s statewide achievement.

    The Lindsey Duvall Park, previously known as the Mount Washington City Park, is located at 100 Newman Way behind Mount Washington Elementary.

    Though it was meant to be a surprise unveiling during an opening day celebration (which was postponed due to bad weather), Parks Director Sheryl Paxton said word spread too quickly after the wind blew the cover off to keep it a secret.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Survivors have great stories to tell about their experiences

     HEBRON ESTATES - The Bullitt County Relay for Life has seen many changes over the years.

    Most recently the venue has switched from the actual track at North Bullitt High School to a more condensed parking lot area with a makeshift track, which many patrons seem to favor for its proximity to all of the ongoing activities.

    The one remaining constant throughout the years is the gathering of local cancer survivors and their caregivers. The annual Relay Survivor and Caregiver victory laps mean more than just a celebration of victory, it’s their reward.

  • Four in battle for magisterial nomination in Second

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.

     

    CHARLES BALLARD

  • Happily Ever After: Couple finds love at Shepherdsville CAA senior center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Better late than never.

    That’s what was written on the wedding cake for Suzanne McDaniel and Paul Conard, a couple who were married where they first met, at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center in Shepherdsville.

    Conard has attended the center for eight years, with McDaniel there the past three. Since they met there, where they spend time with all of their mutual friends, they wanted to have the ceremony there as well.

  • NB’s Bickett in final three for state teaching honor

      HEBRON ESTATES - A former Bullitt County Teacher of the Year is in the running to be named as this year’s state Teacher of the Year.

    Christy Bickett, a Calculus instructor at North Bullitt High School, was selected as one of 24 recipients for the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards.

    Bickett was then selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Award. She will attend a ceremony and luncheon held at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort on May 15, where the winner will be announced.

  • BE’s Trevor Ervin honored with young bandmaster award

     Bullitt East High School Director of Bands Trevor Ervin was honored with the 2018 Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award during the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Louisville.

    “I have no words to properly explain this humbling experience,” said Ervin who has guided dozens of musicians to successful auditions for the KMEA All-State Band.

    This year, the Bullitt East Wind Ensemble was also invited to perform.