• Danita Cobble uses her skills as new member of county technology team

     Danita Cobble has been hired as the newest Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) for Bullitt County Public Schools. She joins current district TIS’ Keith Barnes, Christie Turbeville and Susan Vincentz.

    “I am excited to be joining Bullitt County’s Technology department and getting in at the beginning of such an amazing transformation!” she said.

  • Working at North Bullitt like home for Katie Hardy

    HEBRON ESTATES - When a school community can feel like home, that’s always a bonus.

    Working as a teacher at the school you used to attend is another bonus. Mix in a large chunk of actual family members there in the building and it becomes even more special.

    The icing on the cake for North Bullitt instructor Katie Hardy is being recognized, first by her school, then by her community, as the Bullitt County 2016-17 High School Teacher of the Year.

  • Smith shaves her head to help kids with cancer

     Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Smith is sacrificing her long locks of brunette hair (again) for cancer patients.

    Smith has volunteered to have her head shaved during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event Saturday, March 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. This will be the fourth time she has cut and donated her hair for cancer where it will become a wig as part of Locks of Love.

  • Passion shows in Curtsinger’s work

      MOUNT WASHINGTON-- When it came time to fill out his the Teacher of the Year application, Mount Washington Middle School teacher Carl Curtsinger saw it as a time of reflection.

    “I had a day off that I had set aside to write and reflect on how I got here,” he said.

  • Maryville’s Barron named top counselor in state

     Who dresses as a box of crayons for the opening day of a school year?

    Kaet Barron, that’s who. The Maryville Elementary School Counselor greeted students with the sign Orange You Glad to be Back in School? I’m Tickled Pink!

    It should not come as a surprise then that Barron has been selected Kentucky’s Elementary School Counselor of the Year. She was honored Feb. 25th at the Kentucky School Counselors Association (KSCA) conference in Lexington.

  • LJ's Traci Moore gets big cheers from her students

     LEBANON JUNCTION - She’s like the Frank Sinatra of Lebanon Junction Elementary. Or maybe the Bruce Springsteen.

    New Jersey native Traci Moore has been a student favorite for 10 years as a fifth-grade teacher at LJES, cheering on her youngsters while also helping to coach the Bullitt Central High School cheerleading team with her husband, James.

    The students and staff at LJES are now cheering for Moore, following her selection as the 2016-17 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • District banks on Lewis to secure grant money

    Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.

    She is already very impressed with the caliber of professionalism in Kentucky’s seventh largest school district.

    “I was truly humbled by the extraordinary talent within the school system,” she said. “Not only does Bullitt County have great educators but they also have a strong leadership team.”

  • Weird part of unique worship service during Campbellsville storm

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- With local churches canceling services during the recent snowstorm on Jan. 24, Campbellsville University students had nowhere to go to worship, so they took matters into their own hands.

    At 10 o’clock that morning, the campus community assembled for a worship service in Ransdell Chapel. The service had a variety of parts, all led by students, including: worship, testimony, and preaching. These students were part of CU’s Church Outreach team, which leads services each Sunday at local churches, ministering and preaching the gospel.

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.