• The Greek culture: Eastside Middle School style

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Though it has evolved greatly over the past thousands of years, ancient Greek culture still plays a large part in today’s society. Students at Eastside Middle were given the opportunity to learn about it first hand: creating a museum for their classmates to visit.

    “When talking with the students, we realized many of them had never been to a museum before,” seventh grade social studies teacher Lauren Burress said.

  • Bacon new superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board has made its decision on the district’s new superintendent.

    The board unanimously selected William Jesse Bacon, principal of Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg.

    Bacon was one of four finalists for the position, joined by Matthew Shane Baker, director of district-wide programs for Greenup County Schools, Oldham County assistant principal Willie Foster, and longtime BCPS employee Becky Sexton, currently assistant superintendent of support services.

  • Bullitt East’s Woods selected as National Merit Scholarship finalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

    The 18 year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mt. Washington is now one step away from earning a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was very pleased to hear the news, as becoming a finalist solidifies my scholarship position,” he said.

    Principal Chris Mason posted a picture on the Bullitt East website with Sean and his official notification.

  • 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.