The Bullitt County History Museum

It Happened in 1998

Over the years, Charles Hartley has shared glimpses of what was being printed in The Pioneer News in different months and years. This page includes what was taken from the issues of 1998.

January 1998

Andy Hobbs, Eagle Scout

Bullitt East senior Andy Hobbs completed his Eagle Scout project by landscaping the sign at the entrance of Old Mill Elementary.

Travis Aaron Crump and Emily Ann Korfhage both made the Dean's List at Transylvania University. Travis, a Bullitt East graduate, was a sophomore, while Emily, a Bullitt Central grad, was a junior.

I wonder if Hollie Fairfax, Molly Dearmond and Christy Asbury remember being in the first grade at Little Flock Christian Academy?

The paper reported on the eight Bullitt County high school students who participated in the Governor's Scholar program the previous summer. They included Melanie Arnold, Michael Firesheets and Toby Grover from Bullitt East. Grover studied math at Centre College, while the other two attended Northern Kentucky University and studied philosophy. The Bullitt Central participants were Jeff Crady who studied Social, Political and Economic Theory at Centre, Jamie Clark who studied astronomy at Northern Kentucky, and Megan Fentress who also studied at N.K.U. North Bullitt's participants were twin sisters April and Amber Alexander who attended Centre, but participated in different programs.

Bill Beeler

Mayor Richard Taylor of Hillview was happy to accept the Most Progressive City award from the Bullitt Chamber of Commerce for the third consecutive year.

Among the middle school clarinet players selected for district band were Carrie Dugger, Beth Beasley, Melinda Thomason, Kaycee Crecelius, Samantha Lands, Brandi Wimsatt and Julie Wolfe, all of Bullitt Lick.

Bill Ament Beeler was pictured filling a prescription for a customer at Beeler's Drug Store in Lebanon Junction. The article told that the drug store was in its 100th year of service in the town.

After 40 years in the County Clerk's office, Nina Mooney decided to retire and be "foot loose and fancy free." Wonder if she thought about another Mooney holding down that job later on?

Jan Causey, a teacher at Brooks, was pictured working with two of her students following the announcement that she had been selected District Elementary Teacher of the Year for the second time.

The Bullitt Central Coed Cheerleaders pictured in the paper included Jessica McClearn, Mendy Drury, Tara Lewis, Cindy Davison, Chris Moore, Jessica McComas, Stephanie Hicks, Carrie Thornsberry, James Moore, Missy Clark, Sarah Blandford, Tiffany Spadie, Brandy Wilkerson, Brian Buley, James Moore and Justin Gribbins. Not pictured were Terrah Ross and Angie Staples.

Linda Hobbs was motoring to bigger Mary Kay goals in her new red Pontiac Grand Am as a team manager.

And Melvin and Esther (Farmer) Veatch of Shepherdsville were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

February 1998

Sandra Shepherd, Shirley Hardin, Harry Crigler, Mary Smalley, Tommy Crigler and Beulah McCloud helped their parents Harry and Ellen Mae (Maraman) Crigler celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Also celebrating their golden wedding anniversary were Clifford and Bobbie Johnson of Mt. Washington, along with their children, Ramona Stout, Gene Johnson, Mike Johnson, Terry Chapman and Tim Johnson.

Amanda & Danny

Julie Krebs and Kristi Lynne McCauley, both of Shepherdsville, were named to the President's List at Eastern Kentucky University.

Other academic achievers included Jayda Freibert on the Virginia Tech Dean's List; and five on that list at Campbellsville University including Dewayne Preston Frazier, Samuel Neal Potter, Christopher Chad Floyd, Stacia M. Payton and Stacey Denise Willis.

Jo Ann Yates was hired to lead the Shepherdsville - Bullitt County Convention and Tourism Commission.

Amanda LaFavers and Danny Werkmeister were pictured performing in Bullitt Central's musical production, Rockin' Around the Clock.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ashley Branham of Mt. Washington built benches for the residents of Green Meadows Health Care Center.

Meghan Metzmeier

Two well-known attorneys were competing for the office of County Attorney: Rodney Burress and Walt Sholar.

Meghan Metzmeier was pictured choosing a duck from the little pond at the Pleasant Grove Elementary School Winter Festival.

Nickie Randall scored 27 points for Bullitt East as the Lady Chargers defeated Shelby County 57-41. Also scoring in double figures was Amanda Mills with 17.

Tommy Kappel, Lebanon Junction funeral director, was recognized by the Kentucky State Coroner's Association for achieving the level of Master Coroner.

Francis and Elizabeth Catherine Sullivan, owners of Sullivan's Bakery in Mt. Washington, were celebrating 40 years of marriage.


Lowell Myers

And Shirl Ryan wrote about Lowell Myers, local State Farm agent, who replaced Bud Hardy just in time to see his office submerged in the 1997 flood. I guess he figures he is high and dry these days.

March 1998

The Mt. Washington Middle School Future Problem Solving Team of Erin Sapp, Elizabeth Hunt, Becky Firesheets, and Hollie Delaney won first place in the regional competition, a first for any Bullitt County team. Also, in the science competition, John Wigginton placed first and John Stover was third. Both advanced to state along with the FPS team.

The Girls' 29th District All-Tournament Basketball Team included Nicki Randall, Erika Smith, and Lindsey Wegley of Bullitt East, Stephanie Crable, Kelly Humphrey, and Leigh Logan of Bullitt Central, and Jennifer McMillion and Bonnie Phelps of North Bullitt. Randall, Crable, and Humphrey also made the All-Eighth Region Team.

On the boys' side, the team included Chris Devine, Gerick Greenwell and Robert Lindsey of Bullitt East; Wes Bridwell, Daniel Brown and Matt Perry of Spencer County; Josh Travis and Jason Rheaume of Bullitt Central; and Chris Keith and Brian Mattingly of North Bullitt. Travis and Mattingly also made the regional team.

Brenda and Bill Horlander of BB's Consignment were featured in a "Focus on Business" section in the paper. We wonder when the humorous signs began.

Campbellsville University announced that Dewayne Preston Frazier and Samuel Neal Potter of Bullitt County were among 99 who made the Dean's List with perfect 4.0 averages. Others from Bullitt County who were honored included Christopher Chad Floyd, Stacia M. Payton and Stacey Denise Willis.

Jeff Gossett, a former Cougar player, was named as Bullitt Central's new head football coach.

Roger Hayes announced that he would retire as Roby Elementary's principal at the end of the school year.

The Knights of Columbus closed its Bullitt County council and divided its remaining funds among four Catholic churches and one high school. The Knights Hall and lot was donated to St. Aloysius Church in Shepherdsville.

And Bruce Lee won the Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race in Alaska. Lee grew up in Shepherdsville, the son of Headie and Wilma Lee. It was his first race victory.

April 1998

Tom and Rene Scalf's Deerwood Farms home was destroyed by tornado-like winds. Luckily no one was seriously injured.

Edgar B. Stansbury grew up in Bullitt County, and attended Shepherdsville High School before entering Western Kentucky University, where he was an outstanding athlete. To honor his years at WKU, he placed more than $500,000 in a charitable annuity trust for athletic scholarships.

Shannon O'Mara

And Rick Stansbury, whose family lived in western Bullitt County in the early 1960s, was named the new head basketball coach of Mississippi State University.

Shannon O'Mara's Young Author book titled Caught, earned her a trip to the state newspaper awards luncheon.

Burlyn Pike and Charles Hamilton invited Dr. Joseph Granger, professor of anthropology at the University of Louisville to conduct an archaeological study of the "old bank building" which currently houses the First Bank Beauty Salon.

Thanks to State Representative Allen Maricle's bill to extend the voting time, if you are in the line to vote by the 6 p.m. cutoff, you will get to vote no matter how long it takes.

Bullitt Fiscal Court approved the idea of building a 300-bed adult jail somewhere in the county seat.

John Harper was saluted at special festivities to honor his years of service as a state representative and county judge/executive.

According to State Senator Lindy Casebier, the state was allotting $360,000 to fund the construction of the proposed tourism center; and $500,000 in funding to get water to the West Bullitt area.

Samantha Crockett

Rusty Watson, Beryl Fentress, Stan Lowery, Rich DeWees, and Kelly & Allen Whitehurst led Holy Week services in Shepherdsville.

Samantha Crockett, a Mount Washington seventh-grader, won a Young Author's Award with her story about losing her brother Patrick three years earlier. She recalled that "He taught me to swim, play softball and basketball. I taught him how to tie his shoe."

Frank Cornell of Mount Washington received an Academic Excellence Award from St. Louis University. Cornell was a member of the school's track and cross-country teams. He was a sophomore, pursuing a major in Clinical Lab Science.

Nina Bain was named community coordinator for the region by the Program of Academic Exchange, and was busy interviewing families who wanted to open their homes to foreign exchange students.

And Michael Robison became the newest member of the Bullitt County School Board, replacing John Hardwick who had resigned to run for Third District Magistrate.

May 1998

Leslie Dorris

Michelle Fackler

Forest Ranger Sammy Allen, an '81 Bullitt Central graduate, was honored with an "outstanding employee award" by the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet after his first year on the job.

Leslie Dorris, a junior at Bullitt East, won the Bullitt County Junior Miss contest with several individual category awards. Other category award winners included Melissa Herron, DeVonna Bailey, Holly Saling, and Rebekah Underwood.

In the May primary election Ken Rigdon won the nomination for County Judge Executive over two opponents, Joe Laswell and Rip Carter. In the sheriff's race Paul Parsley won over Buddy Shepherd and Rodney Hockenbury. Danny Fackler won the jailer race, outdistancing Charles Mann and Tim Seng. Walt Sholar and Rodney Burress competed for the County Attorney spot with Sholar coming out on top.

In the primaries for state representative, Allen Maricle defeated Russell Webber for the Republican nomination, while Larry Belcher won over Joe Wells for the Democratic spot in the fall election.

Michelle Fackler graduated with honors from EKU, and looked forward to working at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in the fall.

Chad Floyd, a Bullitt Central grad, was named drum line section leader for the Campbellsville University band.

Fiscal Court granted a request by the Maryville Baptist Church to move the grave of Miriam Cameron from their site to the Cedar Grove Cemetery where she would rest beside her husband.

McDonald's in Shepherdsville reopened on May 13 following the fire that gutted the building in January.

Kelli Mudd, a Bullitt Central grad, completed her work at University of Louisville School of Medicine, graduating in the top ten percent of her class.

With Steven Downs and Eric Scroggin hitting home runs, North Bullitt defeated Spencer County 10-2 to win the 29th District tournament.

Norman Lemme announced that his client Miller Billboard Advertising had received state approval for the five billboards along the interstate at the Shepherdsville exit.

David Strange wrote a letter to the editor thanking the candidates in the primary races for running campaigns relatively free of mudslinging and dirty tricks.

Bullitt East won both titles in the All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships. on the boys' side, Wayne Livers and Michael Whitfill together won eight events. The girls were led by Jamie Sacra and Hannah Cunningham.

The top five vote-getters in the Shepherdsville City Council race were Steve Troutman, Don Cundiff, Bill Bishop, Margaret Moore and Bill Goodin. At Mt. Washington, the leaders were Barry Armstrong, Frank Sullivan, Brent Wheeler, Debbie Smith and Sam Beichler. And in Hillview, the top five were Dale Russ, Bud Eadens, Dan Whitis, Rita McGlasson and Bonnie Williams.

And the Shepherdsville High School class of 1958 held its 40th year reunion at the Country Cupboard restaurant.

June 1998

David Arnett's fascination with the Titanic led him to build a five-foot long replica which was on display at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville during the 86th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

John Spainhour

Bullitt Central's FFA chapter elected new officers for the 1998-99 year. They are Kyle Bates, President; Chris Ashbaugh, Vice President; Jessica Sohl, Secretary; David Barnes, Treasurer; Betty Miller, Reporter; and Josh Riggle, Sentinel.

Stephanie Crable signed to play basketball at Georgetown College following an outstanding career at Bullitt Central where she was the all-time leading rebounder and second all-time scorer in the school's history. She plans to major in either Business Management or Mathematics.

Joe Reister, Pleasant Grove's principal, announced that was leaving the school to go to Minnesota. However, in July he changed his mind and decided to stay.

John Christian Givhan Spainhour received the St. X Honor Society Award at his graduation. He plans to attend the University of the South.

In only their second time running as a team, Valerie Caple, Erika Ingwerson, Marea Ingwerson, and Cherish Evans broke the Bullitt Central school record in the 4 by 200 meter relay.

Dwayne Frazier

In the county middle school track meet, Hebron's boys and Bernheim's girls came in first. Winners in boys' events include Chris McKinney (BMS) - 70 meter hurdles, Austin Taylor (HMS) - 100 meter dash, John Stover (MWMS) - 1600 meter run, Kyle Skidmore (BMS) - 400 meter dash, John Bartley (BLMS) - 70 meter dash, Matt Drury (BMS) - 200 meter dash, Brandon Close (BMS) - 800 meter run, Willy Kelty (HMS) - long jump, Nick Valadez (HMS) - discus and shot put, and Andy Coleman (HMS) - high jump.

Girls' events winners include Kristen Murray (MWMS) - hurdles and 200 meter dash, Jennifer Osborne (BMS) - 100 meter dash and 70 meter dash, Samantha Elliot (BLMS) - 800 and 1600 meter runs, Kelly Close (BMS) - 400 meter dash, Angie White (MWMS) - long jump, Charita Jennings (BMS) - discus, and Melanie Keith (HMS) - high jump and shot put.

DeWayne Preston Frazier, of Lebanon Junction, graduated from Campbellsville University as the top political science student at the school. He has been accepted into the Patterson School for International Diplomacy on the UK campus.

Davis & Lucas

The Campbells

While Kevin Davis and Lori Lee Lucas anticipated their wedding, James and Clara Campbell of Mt. Washington were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Virginia Crook was honored for her volunteer work at Nichols Elementary School at a recent state ceremony. She commented that she enjoyed working with the principal, Ron Weimer and the volunteer coordinator, Delores Ashby.

Sam and Barbara Hardy's boy, Edward Leon "Teddy" Hardy graduated from Cumberland College with a degree in business and finance.

Ralph and Jewell Lutes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Ralph has served Mt. Washington as city judge, city councilman, and mayor for almost half that time.

A team of juniors coached by BE head coach Jerry Troutman pulled a big upset over the Kentucky All-Stars, a team of Kentucky's best seniors, 89-87 at Mt. Washington. Bullitt East standout, Nickie Randall contributed nine points to the effort.

And Ben Curry beat Charles Hamilton in the Great Political Milk-Off at the county fair.

July 1998

Jennifer Belcher

Jennifer Belcher, daughter of Larry and Linda Belcher was inducted into the Gold Star Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at WKU following her freshman year which she completed with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

Debra Cathleen Dugger of Mt. Washington, and Karen M. Fackler and Julie M. Krebs, both of Shepherdsville, all were named to the President's List at EKU following a semester with perfect 4.0 averages.

Local businessman Charles Hamilton, former state agriculture commissioner, was named to the Kentucky State Fair Board and would serve through July 2002.

Roger Hayes announced that he was retiring from the Bullitt County School System and taking an entry-level job at UPS.

Holly & Randi

Rebecca Bean and Mark Rawlings of North Bullitt High School, and Holly Skidmore and Randi Arnold of Bullitt Central were high scorers in a local 4-H event in March and this month attended the Kentucky Youth Seminar in Lexington where they participated in individual and team competitions.

Bullitt Central's Jamie Kearney signed up to play basketball for Spalding University in Louisville. He planned to major in business administration. Joining him at the school would be his teammate Josh Travis.

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5710 installed new officers. They were President Kathleen Coffey, Senior Vice President Jean Wolf, Jr. Vice President Ann Boss, Treasurer Sharon Hopkins, Chaplain Joyce Stansbury, Conductress Eunice Duff, and Guard Ruth Richardson. Trustees are Wilma Quisenberry, Mary Nusz and Emma Thomas. Appointed officers were Secretary Betty French and Patriotic Instructor Brenda Hack.

Keela Pile

Jewell Lutes retired as librarian at Bullitt Lick Middle School. She and her husband, Mt. Washington Mayor Ralph Lutes were making plans for their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Mt. Washington Lion's Club selected Don Morgan as their Lion of the Year. Morgan had been a member of the organization for 35 years.

Keela Pile of Bullitt County was selected to participate in the 1999 Special Olympics. Keela, the daughter of Jerry and Rita Pile, would compete in the softball throw and the standing long jump.

The Rev. James Hargadon, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, was retiring. Rev. Scott Wimsatt would take his place.

The Governor's Scholar Program included six Bullitt County students that summer. They were Leslie Dorris of Bullitt East, Jenny Smith and Michelle Crigler of Bullitt Central, and Mark Rawlings, John Lakes and Brandy Warren of North Bullitt.

Cedar Grove Elementary's Science Fair winners were announce in July. The Grand Champion was Joshua Allen, a fifth-grader. Other fifth-grade winners include Chris Noe, Melissa Beatty, and Kandace VanHoozer. Winners in the fourth-grade were Joshua Ryan, Amanda Hawkins, Craig Banta, Jacob Kays, Chassidy Karr, Austin Whitely, Robert Vance, John Korfhage, Tiffany Maynard, Nick Meador, and Marlie Noe.

August 1998

Martha Frakes

Ralph Cundiff

Sharon Cash was chosen as the 1998 Homemaker of the Year by the Bullitt County Homemakers. Yvonda Rash received the Nellie Hubbard Award. Nina Mooney was the guest speaker at their luncheon.

Monica Shahayda

Brianne Broderick

North Bullitt head baseball coach Sam Liberatore was stepping down after five seasons.

Martha Frakes had published a collection of her poetry titled "Martha's Memories: A Collection of Homespun Heartfelt Poetry."

Publishers Printing president Nick Simon teamed up with WLKY's Fred Cowgill in a canoe race on Salt River.

A reception was held in honor of the 100th birthday of Ralph Cundiff at the Baptist church in Shepherdsville.

Monica Shahayda of Shepherdsville participated in the Star Systems National Talent Competition in Gatlinburg. She took her dancing instruction at Dance Designs on Blue Lick Road.

John Wigginton of Mt. Washington participated in the Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students at WKU.

A host of Bullitt County people participated in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington including Brianne Broderick who won five gold medals in gymnastics. Others participating included Carrie Hammond, Ashley Bunch, Jill Karrer, Amanda Mingus, Brittany Gatz, Stephanie Jackson, Kayla Diamond, Victoria Hay, Michelle Washington, Bob Bristow, Charlotte Goodman, Terry Price, the Milburn family (John, Tamlyn, Shane, and Reese), Jade Troutman, Mike Hand, Jessica Rinkel, Sasha Hughes, Morgan Chesher, Alison Chesher, Lauren Kelty, Michelle Gleason, Laura Taylor, Megan Pratt, and Amelia Britt.

Fackler & Bleemel

Mark Reynolds of Shepherdsville scored an upset victory in the Shoney's Restaurants 100-lap stock car race at the Louisville Speedway.

Greg Brotzge was awarded the Bullitt County Retired Teachers' Association scholarship.

The Kentucky Jailers Association honored Ralph Bleemel who retired two years earlier as Bullitt County jailer. Danny Fackler presented the award.

Bullitt Central's Holly Skidmore became the first person from Bullitt County to receive the distinguished Conrad Feltner 4-H Leadership Award.

Tom Jasper and William Porter were honored as active charter members of the Mt. Washington Lions Club as the club celebrated 50 years of active service. The distinguished list of charter members included W. O. Anderson, H. L. Armstrong, Rev. Noah Benningfield, Robert C. Bridwell, Jesse J. Brown, F. E. Deacon, J. E. Fisher, Oliver Harris, Dr. G. B. Hill, A. M. Insko, M. D. Jasper, William E. Jasper, Marion E. Jasper, Thomas R. Jasper, Lee M. Lloyd, Kenneth P. Lutes, J. V. McAfee, R. Lee McAfee, Grigsby McFarland, Marvin Moore, Vernon Mothershead, Bernard L. Owen, Selbert Owen, Marvin R. Porter, William F. Porter, Hubert Wigginton and Lindsey M. Wigginton.

Tom Jasper & William Porter

And at a reunion for the 1932 SHS graduates, Morace Burns related how he and his twin brother Horace both played basketball for SHS, and when Morace got in foul trouble, he and Horace would switch jerseys so he could continue to play.

September 1998

The newspaper reported that it was a team effort that lifted the E. T. Sharp Number 20 to the Street Stock Championship in 1998 at Louisville Motor Speedway. The entire crew lived in Mt. Washington and included Mike, Ernie, and David Jones, and the driver, Mike Alphin.

Howard Shepherd, 85, of the Nichols area was named one of Kentucky Living magazine's 50 Community Heroes. Besides donating land for the Nichols Fire Department, he helped start the Bullitt County Saddle Club. He had recently married a childhood sweetheart, Pansy Bishop Rouse, after both had lost long time spouses.

Shepherdsville Lions Club volunteers Sam and Barbara Hardy, David and Bonnie Strange, and Ray Armstrong worked at the Lions Club vision testing booth at the state fair as a part of the club's Prevent Blindness America program.

Willis and Anna Abell

Mary E. O'Daniel

Hebron Presbyterian Church celebrated its 140th anniversary on September 13, and pastor Art Turner invited everyone to a pot luck supper at the church.

Fueled by two punt returns for touchdowns by Wayne Livers and Travis Gossum, Bullitt East easily defeated North Bullitt 40-0. Livers' return covered 60 yards for the final points of the game.

I wonder if Alex McBride (age 4) and Trevor Swearing (age 3) remember being fingerprinted by officers Minton and Hill during the Sheriff's Department's Kids ID Day where the kids got their fingers printed and their pictures taken?

Bret Walker led the Bullitt East Chargers' soccer team to an overtime victory over North Bullitt. Meanwhile the Lady Chargers rolled to their third victory in five games, defeating Pleasure Ridge Park 5-2.

When junior Anton Payne broke free to dash 52 yards to the end zone, it was the longest play of the season for the Bullitt Central Cougars. BC went on to defeat Atherton 28-7.

Debbie Lewis of Lebanon Junction Elementary and Paula Strange of Cedar Grove Elementary were each honored by Walmart with teacher of the year awards.

St. Benedict School in Lebanon Junction was holding a year of celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. Rose Wise, a current employee and former student, said that something will be going on each month to mark the occasion.

Matthew Becke

Willis and Anna Abell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 18, while the children of Mary E. O'Daniel gathered on September 20 to celebrate her 100th birthday which would actually occur on October 1.

The following 4-H'ers worked especially hard to prepare for the annual 4-H Salt River Canoe Race: Trina and Chuck Roderer, Shannon Pace, Tammy Smith, Dawn Sheveland, Beth Lamb, Mike Young, Al Decker, Fay Crumbacker, Lea Davis, Randy Pace, Abbot and Denise Maginnis, Donna Bischoff, Shirley Bullock, Valinda Reed, Jackie Sims, Karen Lund, Terry and Fawn Clark, Butch and Yvonda Rash, Tashia Rash, Benji Smith, Kyle Skidmore, and John Skidmore.

And, Matthew Becke, a Pleasant Grove fifth grader, was named to the Mt. Washington All-Star baseball team which is pretty remarkable since he hit and fielded with a single arm and hand because of a condition that has left his right arm paralyzed. Great job, Matthew!

October 1998

William and Mattie

William and Mattie (Greenwell) Stinnett celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She was a native of Bullitt County.

Nicole McCubbins, Holly Coover, Kimberly Curry, Angela Foster, Sheena Kelly, Amber Walters, Laura Weber, Crystal Allen, Caleb Buege, Crystal Caulk, Travis Dillander, Leslie Littrell, Lindsay Seeders, Jessica Stanton, Jessica Stevenson, Stephanie Whittaker, and Tammy Wiseman all made the A Honor Roll at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

Paula Ashe retired as postmaster of the Mt. Washington post office after 32 years on the job.

Bullitt Lick Middle School receiving a community grant to form a community band was music to the ears of band director Cheri Greer.

Bullitt Central's Eric Hagan fired a one-over par 73 in the Region Six tournament which earned him a trip to the state championships.

Bullitt East's Amanda Lucas earned her second trip to the state golf championships.

Travis Gossum scored a 69-yard touchdown, and 198 yards total to lead Coach Mike Egan's Bullitt East team to a 55-0 victory over Hart County.

Brittany Saltsman and Rachel Haley at Lebanon Junction Elementary were the top performers in the UK Wildcat Basketball Shootout for Easter Seals.

At the Lebanon Junction Pageant, these were the winners:

Girls (0-18 months) Darrian Wooldridge, Alexis Holapple, and Dara Simmons; (19-35 months) Briana Flynn, Ashley Conover, Sarah Gaw; (3-5 years) Tori Hoagland, Sarah Spurling, Brianna Ashbaugh; (6-8 years) Kaci Hoskins, Mackenzie Gordon, Erica Meenach; (9-11 years) Brittany Forshee, Savannah Browning, Melissa Rummage; (12-14 years) Makensie Walls, Erin Culver, Lauren Sweat; (15 and up) Jessica Froman, Heather Hefley, Michelle Walls; (Girls' Supreme Winner) Darrian Wooldridge.

Boys (7-12 months) Alec Carter, Jonathan Simmons, Trevor Walker; (13-35 months) Alexander Sparks, Nathan Hall, Christopher Tedford; (3-5 years) David Irvin, Joseph Duckett, Tyler Platicus; (6 and up) D. J. Keith, Evan Gaw, Donald Dodson; (Boys' Supreme Winner) D. J. Keith.

Susan Mattingly & Jane Crawford

Clyde McKinney and the Singing Aires performed at Russell's Shed on Highway 44W.

Steve McKendree and Ben Quinton each scored a goal as Bullitt Central defeated Bullitt East in soccer 2-1.

Mary Kuchta and Beth Purvis led Bullitt East to a 5-2 victory over Bullitt Central in soccer.

Numerous people were pictured in a spread about St. Benedict's 50th Anniversary celebration, including Sister Elizabeth Wendeln, Sister Marita Riede, Principal Iris Whitney, Rev. Roger Boehmicke, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Murphy, Cecil and Susan Mattingly, Jane Crawford, George Wethington, and Rev. Kenneth Kamber.

And the Bullitt County Woman's Club celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a special dinner. Dorothy Hartsell provided the musical entertainment.

November 1998

With senior Jon Miller scoring a school record six touchdowns, Bullitt Central rolled past Moore High 53-0. Also scoring touchdowns were Chris Graves and Chad Chappell.

Jason Robertson, a senior lineman for Bullitt East, intercepted a Monroe County High pass and rambled into the end zone as a part of a 71-26 victory for the Chargers.

Bullitt Central FFA officers Kyle Bates, Chris Ashbaugh, Jessica Sohl, Betty Miller, David Barnes and Josh Riggle attended the University of Kentucky FFA Leadership Conference.

Bob and Vicki Tipton took part in groundbreaking ceremonies for a new fellowship hall at Belmont Baptist Church where Bob was pastor.

Brooks Elementary principal Carol Wright and assistant principal Brenda Pirtle were sporting purple after fulfilling a promise to the school's students after they reached their fund-raising goals. Wright's hair was dyed purple and Pirtle wore a purple mustache.

The November election brought numerous changes in local and state representation. Larry Belcher, in his first political race, defeated the incumbent Allen Maricle in the General Assembly race. Joe Sohm defeated two opponents to become Shepherdsville's mayor while Gary Hatcher earned a full four-year term as the mayor of Pioneer Village.

In other mayoral races, Herschel Ricketts of Hebron Estates and Garland Miller of Fox Chase were re-elected; and Leemon Powell won the Hillview race. Over in Mt. Washington, Ed Hilbert was unopposed, while down in Lebanon Junction Glenn Smith defeated Vanessa Nicklies.

Rebecca Ward

Hiromi Kushihashi

In the magistrate races Dennis Mitchell was unopposed in the first district; Ed Bleemel won the second district over Howard Knutson; Dewey McClearn took the third district race over Denver Matthews; and David Walker defeated Ben Curry in the fourth district.

In judicial races, Rebecca Ward defeated incumbent John Laun, while the other incumbent, Bailey Taylor was unopposed.

Lebanon Junction elementary school students were learning more about Japanese music under the direction of Hiromi Kushihashi, a native of Japan who taught at the school.

Principal Ron Weimer and PTA President Goldie Embry were both proud of the new school sign which was dedicated at Nichols' annual fall festival.

Tombstone in Tree

The Roby Raiders defeated Brooks 6-0 to claim the championship of the Pee Wee Division in a game played at Cardinal Stadium. The score came when Shaun Carney carried the ball 17 yards to the end zone following a 61 yard pass play from Jacob Osborne to Chris Pilkenton.

Brooks resident James Roe received his 50-year pin from the Masonic Lodge. Roe joined the New Washington (Indiana) Lodge in 1958, and remained a member of that lodge even though he had lived in Bullitt County for 38 years.

And students from Monty Edward's Bullitt Central history classes began a clean-up project at the old, over-grown cemetery located just off First Street in Shepherdsville. One find was a tombstone almost completely engulfed by a tree.

December 1998

Sandy Druin-Coleman, who had served as county treasurer since 1993, announced her retirement after 30 years in county government including time on the county clerk’s staff.

George Gabehart, Joseph White, Beth Beasley, Taylor Williamson, Starla Walsh, Serena Lee, Amber Walters, T. J. Clark, Travis Dillander and Ashley Coy were selected as Bullitt Lick Middle School's Students of the Month.

Wayne Muscar

Chris Humphrey, Ronnie Manning, and Anthony Rogers, a trio of Maryville Elementary School students, were selected to perform with the Louisville Chorus to accompany soprano Donna Love in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical rendition.

Genealogical Society members including Doris Owen, Agnes Vowels, Edna Mayfield, Betty Darnell, David Strange, Linda Houck, and Jessieanne Wells sold donuts outside the Walmart store to raise money for a new historical marker in remembrance of Jacob Peacock, a War of 1812 veteran.

Wayne Muscar was selected for a part in the Little Colonel Playhouse production of A Season for Giving.

All-State guard Nicki Randall led Bullitt East to an easy victory over Spencer County 70-37. Whitney Faust added 13 points and Lindsey Wegley had 12.

Raymond & Irene

Matt Browner, a Bullitt Central junior, placed third overall in a state-wide driving contest that required drivers to maneuver their way safely through a driving range and on a simulator.

District Judge Bailey Taylor swore in the following members of teen court: Ian Akridge, Gabrielle Allen, Stacy Belcher, Brandy Boston, Nancy Brown, Elizabeth Collins, Ricky Dietrich, Amanda Embry, Katie Ford, Beth Fox, Allen Henning, Brandi Jeffries, Amber King, Stuart LaFollette, Stephen Langham, Scott Loeffler, Mandy Maddix, Troy Miles, Rachel Murphy, Fred Paul, Shannon Reece, Laurie Robison, Michael Robison, Carrie Rumford, Stephanie Seidl, Melissa Snow, Elizabeth Stottman, Sarah Stout, Wesley Strange, Felicia Terrazas, Rebekah Underwood, and April Wilcher.

Raymond and Irene Reid celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month. They were married on Christmas Eve 1938.

Lion’s Club members Jerry Thompson, David Strange, Sam Hardy, Lloyd Swann, David Bishop and Frank Hatfield were pictured refurbishing the chain-link organization sign along the highway entering Shepherdsville.

Twenty-two middle school musicians performed on the EKU Honors Band. From Bullitt Lick were Katrina Hensel, Beth Beasley, Walter Crawley, Jennifer Williams, James Zornes, Brandi Wimsatt, Becky Bartsch, Melinda Thomason, Jennifer Weedman, Carl Glass, Nathan Britt, Christy West, Melissa Binggeli, Bryan Dockery, and Drew Manning. Hebron students honored were Jason Moore, Willie Kline, Brad Dwyer, Kyle Hall, John DeFerraro, Katie Werner, Billie Churchill, Heather Embry, Todd Daniel, Andy Meyers, Jonathon Graham, Amanda Downing, Amanda Gardner, and Jon Grant.

And John Kaleb Coots, an infant, was pictured being held by his great-great grandmother Alta Howard for the first time. Their birthdays were approximately 100 years apart!

And letters to Santa filled many columns in the December pages including from Micah G. White who asked Santa for four live turtles; Alyssa Clancy who asked for a baby doll that looked and felt real; Ryan Webb who wanted a lizard for his fish tank; Kala Gibson wanted Beanie Babies; and Lauren Kelty who asked for a horse.

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