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  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  • District salutes employees who retire at end of year

     After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

    Some already have travel plans. Others will spend more time with grandchildren. There are those who will do volunteer work.

    And some will return to education in another role.

    During the annual district retirement ceremony, Superintendent Keith Davis asked retiring Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton if she planned to work in schools in the future.

  • Students selected to Governor’s Scholars

     Bullitt County Public Schools will be well represented during the 2016 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

  • Kolb selected to lead district’s special education

      Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Bramlage-Schomburg to lead secondary education

     North Bullitt High School bids adieu to administrator Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg as she becomes district Director or Secondary Education.

    She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

  • Meade County’s Rhodes claims crown

     CLERMONT – Erica Rhodes loves pageants and pageants seem to love the 5-6, 140-pound 21-year old from Brandenburg.

    On Monday night under the pavilion at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, Rhodes was crowned the 2016 Miss Bullitt County Fair in a contest with four other young women.

    The Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant is the traditional main event on opening night. This year’s Bullitt County Fair runs through Saturday.

  • Community’s ‘go to’ man, Nick Simon, passes away

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No matter the fund-raising need, Nick Simon was the “go to” man in Bullitt County.

    The man known more for his generosity than any wealth he may have earned passed away on Friday morning.

    An email was sent to Publishers Printing employees alerting them of Simon’s death that morning.

  • 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.