• Still more hurdles thrown at upgrades

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s hard to keep track of the many delays and obstacles the Bullitt County Board of Education has faced in trying to improve some athletic facilities over the past few years.

    Just as the bid date is nearing for yet another time, school board members were faced with some new challenges in September.

    Steven Ward, a representative with Studio Kremer Architects, presented schematic designs for the three high school tracks, as well as a rest room facility at North Bullitt High.

  • District not done in plan to improve student learning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The goal has not been hidden over the past nine years.

    Superintendent Keith Davis is striving to have the best school district in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    While the rankings are jumping at double digit rates, and while more schools than ever are scoring at distinguished levels in the Unbridled Learning accountability standards, there is always room for improvement.

  • Cafe will present evening meals for Shepherdsville Elementary students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shouldn’t there be a place where the kids can hang out after school, get a good meal, play games, maybe get some homework assistance, all in a safe environment and free of charge?

    Shepherdsville Elementary thinks so. That’s why it plans to open its after-school Kids Cafe for ages  4 to 18.

    The program is made possible through a grant partnership with Dare to Care Food Bank, the Metro United Way and the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center.

    The plan is to have the cafe started by mid-October.

  • September great month for BC FFA

    Speaking competitions, conferences, floats, safety days, and meetings? Oh my! 

    During the month of September, the Bullitt Central FFA Chapter has been busy, busy, busy with a variety of events. September 14-17, many officers and members stayed after school every day to help build our float for the homecoming parade that took place on Thursday, September 17. With the theme “Through the Decades”, the back half of the float had many technological aspects such as a computer and a printer to show how technology is involved in agriculture.

  • Making the Grade: District remains proficient; moves up ladder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.

  • Shepherdsville Elem. earns literacy eReader


    Children at Shepherdsville Elementary are headed back to school with access to a brand new digital library, Fun eReader.

    The school was awarded a grant from Arbordale Publishing that includes access to the company’s ebook platform for two years. Children are able to read on computers, tablets or phones in school or at home through the Fun eReader. 

  • Gifted, talented coordinator named as state board member

     District Gifted and Talented Coordinator Sarah Coomer has been named a Director of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Advisory Board.

    She will join 19 state and University colleagues to participate in KAGE Board meetings held quarterly to serve as an advocate and liaison for children and young people with gifts and talents within their district and across the state. 

    “Totally shocked and very humbled,” she said. “This is really an honor.”

  • Garland looks to continue momentum as new principal at Hebron Middle

     HEBRON ESTATES - Deep into a multi-year process of implementing “The Leader in Me” program, Hebron Middle School lost its leader.

    However, the new leader was already a leader in the building.

    Former assistant principal Kelland Garland was recently selected as Hebron’s newest principal. He replaces Steve Miracle, who took over as Trimble County superintendent.

  • McKendree to offer four-year degree in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The newly-opened Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center isn’t just for the high school students.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting, commemorating the beginning of the McKendree University Shepherdsville Campus, now hosting college-level courses at the center.

    McKendree executive director Christian Blome and Radcliff Campus director Eveline Higgs attended the ceremony, both pleased with the turnout and the overwhelming support they’ve received throughout the county.

  • Whicker back to work with lessons learned from attack

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.