Moments before the final bell rang Wednesday, Allena Beeler finished up some last-minute details as she waited patiently for her students in the Bloomfield Elementary School parking lot.
Several other empty buses were parked next to Beeler, all with drivers ready to take students home.
A call then came in over the radio for Beeler — known as Ms. Allena to her students — letting her know that she would have to take a preschool student home, meaning she would have one additional stop on her route.
Phil Clayton has driven cattle across the Red Desert, herded buffalo in the Black Hills and robbed several trains (for charity) with his gang of pistoleros, but these days he mostly rides and shoots … balloons.
Clayton’s a member of the Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters, who put on a display of gunplay and horsemanship for afternoon spectators last month at the Nelson County Fair.
Belief in reincarnation isn’t part of Felicia Rowe’s Catholic faith. Still, her grandmother’s spirit lives on in her.
Felicia, 31, of Louisville, is assistant director of the lay mission volunteer program at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Her job involves recruiting volunteers for short-term missions, disaster relief, and community service projects, documenting the work on video and following up with participants about what they got from their experiences.
Every year when the school sports season ends, I find myself with a mountain of photo evidence of all the wild, wacky, thrilling and heartbreaking stuff the local high school athletes have gone through.
Generally, at that time, I’ll pull out some of my favorite action shots to give them one more go-around in the paper before we close the book on the just-completed school year.
I’m changing it up this year, just to do a little something different.
In the late 1930s, just one week prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor, thousands of volunteers with skills and a passion for aviation created a program that would allow them to serve and defend their country. Today, that program continues to provide services at both the local and national levels.
Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, is a nonprofit civilian volunteer organization and official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.
There’s nothing quite like Opening Day in baseball.
The smell of fresh-cut grass, chalk lines down the baselines, the sound of the ball hitting the mitt and the bat cracking the ball.
A week ago Saturday, the latest generation of Nelson County youngsters hit the fields to celebrate the opening of the 2014 Little League season, with scores of kids, their parents in tow, descending into the Dean Watts Park bowl.