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  • Pirtle selected as district’s leader for student learning

     Brenda Pirtle is the new Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

    She succeeds former administrator Greg Schultz as he becomes Oldham County Schools Superintendent.

    “I am thrilled and honored to be named the Assistant Superintendent of the 7th largest district in the state,” she said. “I know that I have some big shoes to fill as I follow Greg Schultz. He is an amazing leader.”

  • Flowers on mission to visit 11 countries in 11 months

     BROOKS -- In October, Lydia Flowers will embark on the journey of her lifetime. 

    Flowers, 23, will visit 11 countries in 11 months as part of Adventures in Mission’s World Race program.

    After receiving her masters degree in social work from Campbellsville University in May, Flowers returned to her home in Shepherdsville to work as a foster parent supervisor at New Hope Foster Homes. Because Flowers said she felt like she was getting her life together, she ignored the idea of mission work.

  • Teen athletes honored for overcoming personal odds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- High school is hard. But going through high school when you can’t hear what’s going on around you or when cancer takes someone close to you? That takes resilience.

    North Bullitt senior Cassandra Davis and Bullitt East junior Alyssa Peak have resilience.

  • Madison Wilson receives McDonald’s scholarship

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One Bullitt County student will find it a little easier to pay for college this fall thanks to a scholarship from local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK).

    Bullitt East High School student, Madison Wilson, was recognized and awarded with a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500 in a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Greater Louisville Medical Society.

  • Treadway selected Freedom principal

     HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s youngest elementary schools will be led next semester by Bullitt County’s youngest principal.

    Matt Treadway was named Freedom Elementary’s newest leader, with the official move taking place after the current school year is completed.

    Treadway comes from Pleasant Grove Elementary, where he served the past year as assistant principal. He is a Hardin County resident and John Hardin High School graduate.

  • Freedom teacher takes lessons learned to help show new ways to foreign educators

      HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.

  • Garrett Jones to take his skills to Craft Academy

     Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

    He is the third student from Bullitt County and the second from Bullitt East High School to gain admission into the academy. Sebastian Kaufman is completing his junior year.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Garrett said. He learned about his selection from an unfamiliar caller ID and then wondering who he knew at Morehead that would be calling him.

  • Patel to become second BAMS student selected for Craft Academy

     Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • Former county judge Farris passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.