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Education

  • Maria Long excited about being next Bullitt Countian at Gatton Academy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Next fall, 15-year-old Maria Long will start a new journey.

    Instead of heading back with her peers to Bullitt East to begin her junior year, she will be a student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    “I think it will give me the opportunities to get ahead at my age and know more of what I want to do with my life,” she said.

  • Schools receive major reading grant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nine Bullitt County elementary schools are achieving goals in reading thanks to a substantial state award.

    The Kentucky Department of Education tentatively awarded the local schools a total of $873,000 following the review process of the Read the Achieve grant proposal by Bullitt County Public Schools.

    BCPS schools receiving funding include Brooks, Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • City now has three resource officers in schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  • Maryville brings historic figures to life at school

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary fifth graders had an opportunity to wax poetic like historical figures.

    The school hosted a history wax museum with students playing the roles of important historical figures.

    Each student selected their figure, researched their biography information, then wrote and performed a monologue while dressed as the figure.

    Alex Duncan selected Walt Disney based on her love of cartoon movies.

    "The most movies I watch are animated and he basically invented animation." Duncan said.

  • Bullitt Central teacher runs to raise awareness about diabetes

    Bullitt Central High School English III/AP English III and Drama Teacher Kevin Gose plans to run across the Commonwealth of Kentucky this summer to raise money and awareness for diabetes and healthy living.

    His inspiration is a literal father figure.

    “I see how diabetes has slowly broken my dad down,” he said. “Diabetes doesn’t have a cure, and it takes away time that I will have with him. It is not a cold. You don’t recover. You just try to slow it down, manage it.”

  • Kelsey Raikes earns scholarship

    HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • Pinwheels draw attention to dangers of child abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  • Bullitt Lick has ways community can help programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  • LEGO CHAMPS

     The FIRST Lego League Robotics team, Bullitt Blizzards, won the first-place research award for their project and placed fourth in robot table run at the FLL State Competition held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

    The team advanced to state competition at the Engineers of Tomorrow regional tournament held in December. At that competition, the team won the mechanical design award for their robot BB3.

    Team members include Eli Dalton, Caryn Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Hannah Pyles, Lilly Mooney, Ethan Pyles and Ryan Dalton.

  • Video on dangers of alcohol garners trio top recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Spring Break can’t get here fast enough for students and teachers. But there are at least three students whose break that’s already begun on a high note.

    Mount Washington Middle students Jaydon Sanders, Cambren Joiner and Davis Kromenacker recently won second runner-up in cinematography for a video they entered in the 2014 REEL ACTION contest. 

    The video, titled “Party Gone Wrong” depicts the consquences of underage drinking. To view the video visit www.reelactionky.com/viewing.