At 18, Stephan Traynor is working to positively influence the youth his community. His tool? Music.
“Ever since I was a kid, my mom played a lot of music … all kinds of stuff,” Traynor said. And he loved rap and hip-hop, but there was a negative stigma that went along with a lot of hip-hop songs played over the radio. “I was always kind of shielded from that growing up.”
One Bardstown Elementary School educator is using his experience in China to help students in Bardstown.
Lance Blanford, a teacher at the school, went to the country for two months on behalf of Campbellsville University to help transition prospective Chinese college students to the culture of the United States.
He taught the students about American food, entertainment, transportation and government.
Following the success of his film “The Old Winter,” John A. Coulter and his crew are in full production with Civil War drama, “The Private.”
“In my experience, the first day, the first weekend, you officially start filming, there’s not that much exciting about it,” Coulter said.
“Something about this weekend was different.”
Brittany McIntyre had never flown in a small plane before, and the smallest her husband, Chad, had been in was a six-seater, so for the two to take a ride in Steve Koch’s bright red biplane was a “fascinating” experience, she said.
“I loved it,” said Brittany. “It was the longest 15 minutes ever!”
Chad said it seemed the plane was going so slow, although the speedometer said 80.
Flying over Bardstown and seeing their city from a different perspective was beautiful, she said.
When Kenny Fogle initially signed up for the Air Force, his reasons focused more on subsistence rather than serving his country.
“I needed a steady job, and I was hoping to go back to college, and I knew the Air Force helped pay for your college education,” he said. “So that was my two main motivators…for when I originally joined the Air Force.”
Sarah Jewell drives her truck along deeply rutted dirt roads, grown with weeds and morning glories, past tall corn to the barnyard where her goats, an old red heifer and a few other cows and calves eagerly await her arrival.
As soon as she lowers the tailgate, Cassie, her favorite goat, jumps onto it and buries her head in one of the buckets of grain.
Jewell laughs at the greedy nanny.
“She’s a pet. I raised her from a baby,” she said.