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Education

  • Siler finds similarities between teaching, working in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.

  • Local social worker helps with crisis at Marshall Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.

  • Farm Bureau scholarship application deadlines near
  • Two juveniles charged in threat against NBHS

     The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has charged two juveniles with terroristic threatening against North Bullitt High School.

    According to chief deputy Mike Cook, deputies learned on Sunday evening at around 7 p.m. that a threat had been made on social media.

    With the assistance of the Hillview and Pioneer Village police departments, the sheriff’s office quickly identified the two juveniles. One was interviewed and charged on Sunday with the other being charged on Monday.

  • Superintendent selection may be made on Friday night

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System could be determined.

    The search, which was recently narrowed down to four candidates, could end at a special meeting of the Bullitt County Public School Board,  which is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

    Last Thursday, two of the candidates met in closed session with members of the school board.

    Matthew Shane Baker, director of districtwide programs for Greenup County Schools, met first with the school board.

  • Student caught writing threat note at BCHS

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A day after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead, a student in Bullitt County could face criminal charges for writing a threatening note.

    On Thursday a “school threat” was discovered in a note at Bullitt Central High School.

    Christian Cargill, 18, has been charged with terroristic threatening by the Shepherdsville Police Department. He was served with his arrest warrant.

  • Burress again best of best

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — No current teacher has taught in Bullitt County longer than Lauren Burress.

    The Eastside Middle teacher laughed as she tells the story of how she found out: a paycheck didn’t go through and the powers that be couldn’t figure out what went wrong with the automated system… until they saw the program was set to deliver the checks to current teachers from 1987 and beyond.

    “They didn’t realize anyone was still teaching in the county from before then,” she said.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • 50th All-County Music Festival set for March 22

     When student musicians, music educators and the audience attend the Central Area Regional Music Festival March 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School, they will make history.

    This will mark the 50th anniversary of the first All-County Music Festival in Bullitt County

    The first All County music concert (that is what it was called at the time) was held in May of 1968 in the then ‘new’ gymnasium at Shepherdsville High School.