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Education

  • Bullitt Area Technology Center receives donation from MCAKY

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opportunities remain available to students at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center thanks in part to a donation by the Mechanical Contractor’s Association of Kentucky.

    MCAKY executive director Matthew Hammond and vice-president Leonard Heuser presented ATC principal Angela Binkley with a fund trustees check totaling $5,000.

    The money was donated for the advancement of welding and HVAC education and training.

    “We need workers in this industry,” Houser said.

  • Eastside’s Anne Lopez finalist for top science, math honors

     Eastside Middle School’s Anne Lopez is one of two Kentucky teachers named state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (PAEMST)

    “I was shocked, overjoyed and surprised,” she said.

    Lopez will be officially honored at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association conference, November 10-11, at the Lexington Convention Center.

    Applications for the award were due several months ago but, during a busy summer, Lopez actually forgot about it.

  • Remembering 9-11

     Students observing a tragic day in American history were infants when it all happened.

    Cadets from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School will gather in front of Hebron’s flag pole just before 9:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, Sept. 11 to remember what occurred 16 years ago.

  • Masonic Lodge Assists Cedar Grove Elementary

     CEDAR GROVE - The Bullitt Masonic Lodge 155 F&AM Gavel Club in Shepherdsville made a donation to help out students at Cedar Grove Elementary School.

    Members collected $600 for the school’s Family Resource Center for the purchase of necessary items.

    Representatives made the donation to FRC coordinator Tammy Perdew, who will use the funding for school supplies, clothing, and other necessities benefitting students and helping them meet their daily needs.

  • BASH at CEDAR GROVE

     Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Back to School Bash and a Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff to celebrate the new school year

    Students were able to enjoy the school’s playground equipment, along with bounce houses and obstacle courses.

    P.E. teacher Jimmy Westwood was a good sport by sitting in a dunking booth throughout the event.

    Families visited with representatives from the Shepherdville Police and Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, as well as the Bullitt Central Future Farmers of America program, who brought rabbits and baby chicks for petting.

  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Bullitt East students get rare view

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Without a cloud in the sky, 14 Bullitt East students watched the Great North American Eclipse in totality two weeks ago with the help of some encouraging educators and homemade telescopes.

    Bullitt East engineering teacher Darrell Vincent had planned on seeing the eclipse in the path of totality, no matter what the school day had planned. When he realized the trip would be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for some of his students, he started to plan a trip that, as some described, would be the highlight of their high school career.

  • Connors selected new principal at Bullitt Lick Middle School

     Early August was a time of transition as students returned to their classes and a new administrator took over at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Kevin Connors shed the word ‘Assistant’ to become Principal following the departure of Lee Barger as Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • Bid to extend contract shot down 3-2

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis announced last month that he would retire from his duties at the end of the school year when his current contract ran out.

    A majority of school board members have now made that certain.

    The board voted 3-2 against a motion to offer Davis a new one-year contract that would go into effect when his current contract expires on June 30.

    Davis said in last month’s statement that he would not seek another term as superintendent once the current contract expired.

  • Usher selected as district’s newest superintendent of student learning

     Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

    “I am excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  • Board approves tax proposal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Each year, Debby Atherton hears the concerns from individuals who complain that they don’t have children in the school system but they face a higher tax rate.

    But, in doing her research of tax rates across the state, the board chairperson could see that many opt to take the full 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    On Monday night, Atherton went along with fellow board members Dolores Ashby and Lorraine McLaughlin and voted to support the recommendation to take the allowed tax rate.