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Today's Features

  •  FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. 

  •  The Zoneton Middle School eighth-grade band took first place in the Kings Island Music in the Parks competition earlier this summer.

    The band competed in the competed in the middle school concert division and received a superior rating.

    They also took home the trophy for best overall for middle scool concert bands.

    The band is under the direction of Eve Witt.

  •  Several Bullitt County Public School administrators from each grade level have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Matthew Treadway of Freedom Elementary School, Annemarie Landry of Nichols Elementary School, Katie Stephens of Bernheim Middle School and Chris Mason of Bullitt East High School are four of only 48 Kentucky principals picked to attend an executive-level training session in July at The BB&T Leadership Institute in High Point, North Carolina.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fourth of July celebrations aren’t just fireworks and hot dogs.

    For one Midway couple, this Independence Day was about celebrating the completion of a bucket list item the size of Kentucky.

    Ambrose and Karen Wilson ran in their 120th 5K in their 120th Kentucky county.

    Inspired by Lexington-based friend Liam McNealon, Ambrose, 66, and Karen, 59, teamed with their runner friends to complete the same task.

    “After he did it, we all just thought we should do it, too,” Debbie Biddle, 58, said.

  •  Ella Witt and Hunter Trammell were accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

    From mid-June through early July, Ella studied musical theater while Hunter focused on drama at Centre College in Danville. They were among 256 Kentucky students chosen for this summer’s GSA.

    Ella is the 15 year-old daughter of Eve and Mark Witt and a senior at North Bullitt High School. She performed the lead in the 2015 summer musical Legally Blonde Jr. 

  •  HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  •  Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Summer Reading Party for all students and their families, including incoming sixth graders.

    The event included fun and games and a free cookout meal, along with an opportunity to collect new t-shirts and meet members of the BLMS staff.

    Fun activities were provided courtesy of the Bullitt County YMCA and Games 2U Mobile Entertainment.

    The Bullitt County Public Library and the Dream Express mobile library also attended, promoting summertime reading and education.

  •  Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES— The students aren’t the only ones that learn something each school year. Teachers are constantly learning, especially in their first year.

    Like North Bullitt High art teacher Kayla Greene, who spent her first year as a teacher experimenting with new techniques and learning just as much about herself as her students learned about art.