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  • Brown retires after 20 years of educating about health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If the Bullitt County Health Department has taught anything in the past 20 years, the odds are high that Cynthia Brown was involved.

    When Brown started at the health department in October 1997, there wasn’t a health education department to be found.

    Now it has become a staple in the community with a team of four educators prepared to keep her legacy alive as she enters retirement.

    For Brown, it wasn’t a one-person show but rather a community effort that has helped health education to thrive in the county.

  • Daughter follows mother into profession of helping animals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Dr. Chris Albert was doing a routine visit at the stockyards sometime around 1992 when she was alerted that a child had one of her syringes.

    Worried, she turned around to see that the child was her three-year-old daughter, Jessica Carnes, ready to hand her mom the next tool.

    “Oh, it’s that’s child,” Albert replied. “That child is okay.”

    By age six, Carnes was administrating anesthesia during an operation.

  • Johnston selected as new Pleasant Grove principal

      After two years working as the assistant principal at Pleasant Grove, Beau Johnston has been chosen to lead the elementary school following the retirement of Melissa Whicker.

    “I am honored and thrilled to fulfill the role as the leader of Pleasant Grove Elementary,” he said. “The tradition of excellence at this school speaks for itself and I feel that I am up for the challenge to continue with the academic success as well as educating the whole child.”

  • Fugate selected as new principal at Brooks Elementary

     Brooks Elementary School’s new Principal is Kevin Fugate.

    “I am really excited to begin a journey with Brooks Elementary and Bullitt County,” he said. “I am happy that the hiring team at Brooks found the qualities they were looking for in me.”

     Fugate’s short term goals at Brooks Elementary are to build relationships with his school community and build a unifying culture.

    Long term goals include seeing Brooks excel both culturally and academically.

  • First to Finish: Jones, Patel first to complete Craft

     MOREHEAD — Every year, 30 boys and 30 girls are selected to attend Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, a prestigious high school located in Morehead, Ky. that works in conjunction with Morehead State University to allow high school juniors and seniors to complete high school and jumpstart their college careers.

    This year, the school saw its first two Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) complete its program. 

  • 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.”

  • 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.”