The Bullitt County History Museum

It Happened in 1995

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 January through July issues of 1995.


January 1995

After 14 seasons, two regional titles, and the 1988 State Softball Championship, North Bullitt coach Clyde Muncy announced his resignation.

Bullitt County native, Ed Stansbury was inducted into the Western Kentucky University Athletic Hall of Fame. Stansbury was raised in Bardstown Junction, and graduated from Shepherdsville High School where he played football, basketball and baseball.

Lois Simmons of Pleasant Grove reported that Clara Simmons celebrated her 94th birthday in December, and the family celebrated with a party of 15 family and friends present.

She also reported that Mrs. Birdie Moore, Madaline Porter, and Doris Ann Hall visited Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Proctor who were "about the same."

At St. Benedict, Darcy Wheaton, Charita Jennings, and Lindsay Harned were winners in the Conservation Poster Contest, while Cory Dickerson, Marcie Burba, and Jude McGuire were Conservation Essay winners.

Also at St. Benedict, Clayton Chapman won the school geography bee.

Mention soccer in Mt. Washington and the name Koprowski is sure to come up. Andrew Koprowski was pictured in the paper, and his brother Nathan was mentioned as being on the Campbellsville College team.

The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees celebrated their 12th anniversary as a club. Some of the members included Sandy McCoy, Thelma Moore, and Jean Wiley.

Tourism Coordinator Elaine Wilson announced that the Old Stone Jail was now open for tourists to visit.

Charlie Long related how "Zeke" Long was a frequent visitor to the jail, and managed to stay drunk throughout one particular visit because his friends kept slipping him liquor.

John McGregor High School from Canada showed up to play a couple of games against local teams. They defeated North Bullitt 52-47, but lost to Bullitt Central 59-58. In the first game, Kevin Gearlds led the Eagles with 13 points. In the second game, four Cougars scored in double-figures: Derek McClellen with 13, Lee Crump 11, and David Miller and Joe Pat Lee each with 10 points.

St. A. students Anton Payne, Patrick Deeley, Ryan Payne, and Todd Frisby participated as a team in a stock market game sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education. Their success netted them a second place finish among all middle school teams in Kentucky.

Bullitt East junior Alison Bass scored a school record 43 points as the Lady Chargers defeated Spencer County.

Tiffany Young of Mt. Washington was one of only 15 girls across the nation to be selected to Team America in the National Cheerleading Competition in Nashville.

Bullitt East students Heather Beckmann, Ryan Naylor, Matt Kurk, and Lesley Dossett participated in a special week of learning at Old Mill Elementary where they served as role models for the younger students. Good job!

And the Bullitt East Lady Chargers defeated Marshall County 67-52 to win the LIT in Louisville. They were led by Alison Bass with 24 and Lisa Mason with 22 points. Great job ladies!

February 1995

Brian Shelman and Jennifer Adams were named King and Queen of the Bullitt Central Basketball Homecoming. At Bullitt East, it was Steve Mudd and Stacy Clements taking the honors; and at North Bullitt Chris Beisler and Dara Davenport were selected.


Kent Vincent

Kent Vincent rolled his first 300 game at the Bullitt East Bowling Center.

Bullitt Central chorale students Benji Simmons, Russ Berry, Erica Steams, Olivia Terry, Chris Lasley, Bobbi Jo Mattingly, Leslie Baker, and Jeremy Galloway presented their annual music presentation, "BC Billboard."

Brandon Egan of Bullitt East signed a national letter of intent to attend Western Kentucky University on a football scholarship.

The Cracker Barrel restaurant at Brooks and the Medicine Shoppe in Shepherdsville both opened this month in 1995.

Lois Simmons of Pleasant Grove reported that Doc and Robie Neighbors of Louisville visited Mr. and Mrs. Mac McAfee, and they played dominoes and had chili for supper.

The Bullitt East Lady Chargers defeated Sacred Heart 61-59 behind 26 points by Alison Bass. The rest of their scoring was evenly spaced with Becky Franklin having 5 points, Lisa Mason 6, Sheri Barnett 8, Lee Remington 4, Kelly Karnes 6, and Carrie Johnson 6.

The paper announced the 1994 All-Bullitt County Football Squad. Included on offense were Brandon Egan, Scott Johnson, Jason Calvert, Jason Reynolds, Eric McCawley, Reggie Wells, Willie Foster, Jason McClain, Dereck Rogers, and Newton Farias of Bullitt East; Jason King, Sam Potter, and Rick Brown of Bullitt Central; and Ricky Spears and Clint Smith of North Bullitt.

The defense included Kevin Crisp of North Bullitt; Bud James, Rick Brown, and Jason King of Bullitt Central; and Jeremy Yearns, Dereck Rogers, Todd Wray, Reggie Wells, Niki Britt,, Jeremy Jenkins, Jason Calvert, and Brandon Egan of Bullitt East.

Victor Shawler showed that he knew his way around the world by winning his Mt. Washington school's Geography Bee competition.

In the middle school Academic District Competition, Chad Thompson of Mt. Washington won the mathematics written assessment competition, Fred Paul of Hebron won in science, Michael Robison of Hebron in social studies, Hannah Compton in language arts, and Gabe Hodges of Mt. Washington in general knowledge. Leslie Dorris of Mt. Washington wrote the best English composition.

David A. Imbrogno was officially welcomed as the new executive director of the Bernheim Forest and Arboretum Center.

Lee and Debbie Mills of Bullitt Central announced that they would retire at the end of the school year.

And Carolyn French and Betty Darnell signed copies of their new book, Out of the Shadows, at the Ridgway Library. It's still available.

March 1995

Kara Shoulders and Natasha Smith were pictured in the paper as part of Carolyn Campbell's art class at Roby Elementary.

Louise Bischoff's Zoneton/Hebron report sounded like a "sick call." Among those mentioned as either ill or getting better were Margaret Bell, Elizabeth Crumbacker, Pat Higdon, Coleman Robison, David and Juanita Frick, Lawrence Frick, and Dorothy Schroeder.

Lois Simmons' Pleasant Grove report was similar. Parlee Armstong fell and cut her arm. Mrs. Inez Manion, Mrs. May Bell Whitledge, and Mrs. Mabel Shoulders were all on the sick list. And Shirley Armstrong said his grandbaby Brandon was doing fine after eye surgery for tear ducts.

Lois did share that the Journeymen had their 16th annual concert at Pleasant Grove Church with a large crowd. Miss hearing those young men sing!

Jonathan Williams of Mt. Washington Middle School won the county spelling bee. Adam Pryor of Maryville Elementary placed second, and Todd Medley of Cedar Grove was third.

Five-year-old Shane Kalbhin knew just what to do when his mother fainted and hit her head in their kitchen. He dialed 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher that his mother needed an ambulance, and told where he lived. Dispatcher Mark Richardson said it was fortunate to get an address from someone so young.

Melody Beverly and Jeanette Branson were honored by the Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington for their service.

John Roberts wrote about Bullitt Lick Middle School seventh-grader Phoenix Freeman who would be spending three weeks in Australia as part of a People to People program involving U.S. youths as student ambassadors.

The Bullitt East Lady Chargers used a smothering defense to easily defeat Grant County 72-23 in the first round of the 8th Region tournament. They were led by Lisa Mason and Alison Bass, each with 14 points. Kelly Karnes added 12 to the total.

However, Lee Remington's 13 points weren't enough as East lost their next game to Oldham County 62-50.

Alison Bass and Lisa Mason of Bullitt East, and Tabitha Gibson of Bullitt Central all made the Eighth Region All-Tournament Team. On the boys' side, Tim Couch and Steve Mudd of East made that tournament's team.

The following students at Mt. Washington Elementary were winners in the Young Authors competition: Ashley Waddell, Justin Lowe, Brandon Ray, Steven Hunt, Ryan Cecil, Brain Figg, Cathleen Theiler, Larry Spray, Megan Eason, Courtney McMillin, Justin Hall, Bridget Spencer, and Leslie Davis.

And, did you go see and hear Randy Atcher at the Country Palace Music Show in Mount Washington? Bet you remember him from Hayloft Hoedown and the T-Bar-V show.

April 1995

Bullitt East drama teacher Judy Chandler took a drama group to visit New York City, and one of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Ellis Island where Melinda Finley discovered her mother's name in a book listing immigrants. Her mother had originally come from Hungary. Others who were mentioned in the article included Kim Maraman, Elizabeth Johnson and Ashley Davis.

Buddy Gaddie of Pine View Farms was proud to show off his prize cow, Swee Dee who had produced two consecutive outstanding sets of twin calves.

The entire county was saddened to learn of the death of J.D. "Jiggs" Buckman on April 2.

Cedar Grove Elementary's Academic Team did well in the district tournament with Todd Medley placing first in social studies, Ben Campbell second in science, Lynsey Wuzel second in language arts, and Brittany Hoskins third in mathematics. Their future problem solving team of Beth Anne Clayton, Rachael Hurt, Michelle Mattingly, and Bethany Runion took first place.


Cedar Grove Academic Team

Bernard and Louise Bischoff of the Hebron/Zoneton community celebrated their 58th anniversary this month.

Mary Cynthia Holsclaw died at the age of 96. A native of Bullitt County, she was a school teacher, and a secretary for the Jefferson County Board of Health; but will be best remembered as the resident of a small community who kept in touch with her neighbors and amassed quite a knowledge of local history.

Lebanon Junction celebrated the 100th anniversary of the town's incorporation with the formal dedication of the railroad caboose. Were you there?


Lebanon Junction Caboose

Two members of the Mt. Washington Middle School academic team capped off their season with a top 10 finish at the state academic meet. Leslie Dorris finished 8th in English Composition, and Gabe Hodges placed 7th in science written assessment. Quite an achievement!

At Lebanon Junction, Dakota Hale, although just four years old, was able to use 9-1-1 to get help for his unconscious mother. Quite the little hero!

Bullitt East standout Lisa Mason accepted a scholarship to play basketball for Marshall University. And three BE Chargers, Willie Foster, Todd Wray, and Scott Johnson signed to play football at Anderson College in Indiana.

Megan Fitschen pitched a no-hitter and Lee Remington hit a home run in Bullitt East's victory over Bullitt Central in fast-pitch softball.

Erin Sapp of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church was among those youngsters participating it the state Bible drill at Highview Baptist.

And M. R. Hall, Jeweler, was advertising gifts for Mother's Day. Did you get one?

May 1995

The Bullitt County Woman's Club Scholarship recipients for this year were Janel Richardson of North Bullitt, Derek Hall of Bullitt Central, and LeaAnn Burden of Bullitt East.

Louise Bischoff of the Hebron/Zoneton community reported that Joyce Bischoff had been awarded a plaque at Publishers for four years of perfect attendance.

Bullitt County Bank announced that Christopher Chad Floyd was to receive a $4000 scholarship to Campbellsville University. Chad, a student at Bullitt Central, is the son of Carroll and Betty Floyd.

Joshua Jackson, Corey Redmon, Johnna Wimsatt, Crystal Wilson, and Samantha Jones were school winners at Lebanon Junction Elementary in the Young Authors' competition.

Lois Simmons of the Pleasant Grove community reported that sisters Bonnie Waters and Karen Stel came to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arther Waters. Ruth Waters was still in the Green Meadow Home, and Mr. Waters reported that their home was almost repaired from the fire in January.

In the 1995 All-Bullitt County Boys Track Championship match, Bullitt Central easily won, outscoring both North and East combined.

For Central, Mike Clark won the 110 meter high hurdles, 100 meter dash, and 200 meter dash; Stephen Bartsch took the 1600 meter and 800 meter runs; Steve Blankenship finished first in the 400 meter dash; Jeremy Foley took 300 meter low hurdles; Dennis Holland the 3200 meter run, Chris Caudill the discus, and Barry James the triple jump. David Collins won the long jump and tied with Brad Stivers of North in the high jump. Jeremy Bible, Jason Close, David McDaniel, and Brian Woosley of Central won the 400 meter relay; Brad Stivers ,Greg Stout, Jason Stout, and Jason Sheppard of North took the 3200 meter relay; and Greg Stout, Brian Denton, Justin Morgan, and Jason Stout of North were victorious in the 1600 meter relay. And Willie Foster of East won the shot put.

And in the girls' match, North Bullitt easily won over the other two schools, totaling 103 1/2 points.

For North, Beth Hoffman, Kelly Vowels, Casey Murrell, and Angie Hoffman won the 3200 meter relay; Shelly Blake took the 100 meter low hurdles; Michelle Cannon won the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash; Cara Link, Shelly Blake, Rebecca Bean, and Michelle Cannon won the 800 meter relay; Angie Hoffman won the 1600 meter run; Cara Cimilluca, Angie Purvis, Jennifer Belcher, and Michelle Cannon took the 400 meter relay; Beth Hoffman won the 400 meter dash; Shelly Blake took the 300 meter low hurdles; Kelly Vowels won the 800 meter run and the 3200 meter run; and North won the 1600 meter relay with Rebecca Bean, Angie Hoffman, Beth Hoffman, and Casey Murrell. North also won the long jump (Misty Durall) and shot put (Christina Tuttle). Central's Casey Murrell took the high jump.

June 1995

The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce honored Jan Teensma on his retirement as president of ALLTEL Kentucky. He and his wife Janet were pictured in a photo by John Roberts.

Mark Rogers was named the new Bullitt Central basketball coach. Jeff Pickett returned as Junior Varsity coach, and Shawn Pickett became the Freshman coach.

Holly Skidmore and Valerie Caple combined to win six events in the middle school county track meet. Holly won the 55 meter hurdles, the 800 meter run, and the high jump. Valerie won the 70, 100, and 200 meter dashes. Both ran for Bernheim Middle School.

Nikki Ridenour of Mt. Washington set a new shot put record.

Lois Simmons, the Pleasant Grove correspondent, reported that Mr. and Mrs. Bud Owen had a Memorial Day cook-out with guests Julia Armstrong, Ashley Davis, Kyle Davis, Nancy and Bob Gray, and Fern Lloyd.

Nick Raley joined Walter A. Sholar's staff as victim's advocate under a new state grant. Raley had been the Court Designated Worker for the juvenile division.

Stacey Coy, a sophomore nursing major from Mt. Washington, was pictured as part of the cheerleading squad for W.K.U.

Brian Brashear, a Mt. Washington Elementary student, received his first place award for the 1994 Conservation Poster Contest from Bob Harned.

Louise Bischoff was honored with a plaque from the Rock Creek Horse Club for her long time support. She began her riding career at the age of 50, and was now 86.

Jane Sanders, Beulah Beam, June Daugherty, and Alice Harris were all pictured in the paper regarding their work with the Red Cross.

George and Delores Valentine were pictured as George was honored for his four decades as an educator as he retired as school superintendent.

Misty Jo Newman was named Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant. Lea Mattingly was fourth runner-up, Shannon Clark was third runner-up, and Dara Davenport was second runner-up. Michelle Kelly placed second in the contest.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church was the scene of the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dumah Riggs.

When Charles Graham decided to retire, the Plenges and Korfhages decided it was time to sell their dairy herd. Graham had tended the herd for 18 years, and replacing him would be nearly impossible.

And Louise Bischoff of Hebron reported that Bernard Bud Oppel and Irvin Vittitow went fishing at Lake Malone and had quite a nice catch. Fish fry anyone?

July 1995

Several good friends retired from the school system in 1995. They included Jim Hatley, the school system's Technology Coordinator, Carol Richards, Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Finance, Cecil Mattingly, Director of Federal Programs, and Linda Remington, Bullitt East's librarian. Good people all!

Also retiring was Betty Lane who came to Shepherdsville High School as secretary about the same time I arrived there, still wet behind the ears. We worked together for all of those years, and the school was always a better place for her being there. Thanks Betty!

Melody Beverly was named Lioness of the Year for the second straight year in Mt. Washington, and Bill Breeden was named Lion of the Year for the second time; the first time coming in 1971.

In Shepherdsville, Sam Underwood was pictured passing the gavel to Lloyd Swann, the Lions Club's incoming president.

Miss Nannie Rayman celebrated her 100th birthday at a reception given for her by family and friends at the Bullitt Lick Baptist Church. A six-tiered cake baked by family friend Sharon Rexroat reflected the many historical events and occasions during Miss Nannie's lifetime.

Two couples, each celebrating 65 years of marriage, were pictured in the paper. They included Ezra and Nettie Rose (Whitehouse) Kays; and John and Eva Larence.



Adric Andrew Ridenour

A group of 16 men and women from churches throughout the area traveled to Tikhvin, Russia to spend two weeks building a church and sharing their faith. They included Ray Hayes, Libby and Terry Thomas, Eddie Reynolds, Jim Chinn, David Smith, Barbara Tarter, Ron and Mary Cox, Jeff Fuller, Darrell Lauer, Sturgess Leathers, Avis Mason, Marvin Proctor, Stewart Strickland, and Janet Tracy.

The Shepherdsville High School Class of 1945 held their 50th class reunion in 1995. Attending were Kathleen Mattingly Hartlage, Edith Woods Amos, Joyce Carter Gentry, Kathleen Brashear Giogio, Eva Lee Feambach, Sue Charles Wigginton Jones, Alma Ratliff Williams, John W. Lawton, Mary Evelyn Milam Cundiff, Louise Simpson McMahan, Francis Baugh Hardy, Mary Charles Smith Rogers, June Dallas Spence, Charles Feambach, James Bud Hardy, Dick Pope, Marilyn Maraman Lee, Virginia Williams Wolfe, Charles E. Brown, and Richard C. Hines.

Tiffany Allen and Derek Edmond were "High Point Scorers" at the State 4-H Horse Show at the Fair and Exposition Center.

Adric Andrew Ridenour, five-year-old son of Don and Peggy Ridenour was pictured waving to his friends from a Zoneton fire truck when the firefighters visited his day care center for a teaching day about fire safety. He sure looked happy!

Jessica Leigh Shelton of Bullitt East received a full scholarship to pursue a degree program at U. of L.'s Speed School or a teaching degree in the School of Education. She was a National Merit Finalist!

Five players from Mt. Washington, including Amber Davis, Jamie Wagner, Amanda Dixon, and sisters Lacie and Lea Warren, were part of the Louisville Hits-N-Misses who won the under-12 division of the USSSA Pepsi-Cola Youth Classic. Amanda was named the tournament's most valuable player!

And the folks at Peoples Bank of Bullitt County in Mt. Washington made sure everyone knew that it was Billy Hardy's 40th birthday with a big sign outside the bank. Let's see now, 40 + 20, hum... Happy Birthday Billy!


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