Scott County: Hunter Buffin qualifies for National Bible Bee competition

Hunter Buffin, 14, has qualified — along with 359 others around the country — to compete in the 2013 National Bible Bee Nov. 20-23 in Sevierville, Tenn. Hunter is the son of Brandon and Jennifer Buffin of Georgetown and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Versailles. He is home schooled.

Hunter memorized as many as 25 Bible passages and studied the book of I John in depth over the summer to prepare for the competition. He now has another 600 verses and the book of Ephesians to study for the national contest.

Top winners will receive a share of more than $260,000 in awards and prizes, and every contestant will be recognized. Information about the National Bible Bee is available at

2014 Leadership

The following people have been selected for the 2014 Leadership Scott County class: Tess Bechel, People's Exchange Bank, Georgetown; Shannon Brown, Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service; Ray Clere, Georgetown College; Willie Gossey, Ed Davis Community Center, Georgetown; Corey Herlihy, Elkhorn Crossing School, Lexington; Michael Hobbs, Johnson Controls, Georgetown; Tracie Hoffman, City of Georgetown; Joshua Kight, Pratt's Lawn & Landscape, Georgetown; Doug Klein, Elkhorn Crossing School, Georgetown; Debbie Marshall, United Bank & Trust, Georgetown; Bridget Partin, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Georgetown; Mike Ratliff, Georgetown/Scott Co. EMS; Lori Saunders, Georgetown/Scott Co. EMS; Breona Taul, Scott County Ninth Grade Youth Service Center; Jeremiah Tudor, Georgetown College; PT Kemper, Grace Christian Church, Georgetown; Mark Bennett, Scott County Fire Department; Tony Hampton, Scott County Sheriff's Office.

Learn about memory loss

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease will be at the Scott County Cooperative Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown, from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 28. To register for this program, call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail Registration is required.