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  • Hensley places in top 15 in national skills competition

     Alyssa Hensley has earned national honors in the 50th annual SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Competition this summer in Kansas City, MO.

    Alyssa ranked 15 in the United States in Graphic Communications. She is a student at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, North Bullitt High School and the Career Readiness Center.

  • Coulter will direct county college, career initiative

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Christy Coulter thought she would retire some day as principal at Bullitt Central High School.

    With 24 years in the building, including the past six as principal, Coulter has been a teacher, coach, motivator and instructional leader.

    She would be that principal down in the end zone on football Friday nights cheering with the student body. But she would also be that principal who would demand a lot of her staff and her students.

  • Bibelhauser selected principal of ROC, BAC, Spring Meadows

     Angela Bibelhauser has been selected as the new Riverview Opportunity/Bullitt Alternative Center/Spring Meadows Children’s Home Principal. She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was named District Director of Secondary Education.

  • Overdale principal ready to Usher in new era at school

    HILLVIEW - A new school leader with ties to Bullitt County's educational past will usher in a new era at Overdale Elementary this semester.

    Adrienne Usher was selected as the new Overdale principal, replacing Pam Robertson, who served in the position for six years.

    Usher brings 13 years of educational experience to the school, including the previous two as instructional coach at Maryville and Nichols Elementary.

  • Local writing team earn top honors at various competitions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”

  • Top vocalists have different stories, same passion for singing songs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They all have different stories but one thing in common—a love for music.

    Recently 16 people competed to become Bullitt County Vocalists of Year sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council. And three came out on top.

    In the adult category Nichols resident Matthew Armstrong was the winner.

    The 24-year-old said music has always been a part of his life.

    “I started singing when I was five years old at a little church my uncle used to pastor at,” he said.

  • Pirtle selected director of secondary education

     Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  • Michael French honored for work in North Bullitt library

     Michael French was recognized by library media specialist Mary C. Parker for his work at the North Bullitt High library.

    He was the Library Ambassador for the past school year. He was put in charge of getting book returns from students and back to the library.

    He made daily rounds to classrooms to collect materials. He kept a chart of the number of books he turned in each day.

    There was a goal of returning 1,000 books for the year and he surpassed that mark.

  • Elliott honored for years of service to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For over 45 years, Barbara Elliott has been a vital part of the Bullitt County education scene.

  • Gnadinger selected vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine

      Dr. Cindy Meyers Gnadinger has been selected as the vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Dale and Leona Meyers of Shepherdsville. Cindy graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic School and in 1984 from Bullitt Central High School.

    She came to the Washington County college after serving as vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C., and as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bellarmine University.