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Education

  • BAMS grads recommend program to others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — When you don’t attend your home high school, sometimes there can be a disconnect.

    But that doesn’t mean they didn’t enjoy their four years in the Bullitt Academy of Math and Science.

    Three recent graduates wouldn’t change their decision to participate in the academy. And each graduated at the top of their classes at their home schools.

     

    Kayla Davenport

    Kayla Davenport completed her studies as the valedictorian of North Bullitt High.

  • Free reading material now in Bernheim

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just in time for summer visitors, the Little Free Library is now open at the Bernheim Forest.

    The idea took root in Beth Fox’s Mount Washington Elementary fourth grade classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    According to student Berlyn Jones, Fox brought the idea up to her class after hearing about another class donating items to a local hospital.

  • Ford removes interim tag, new ZMS principal

     The 2017-2018 school year will begin with Ann Ford as Zoneton Middle School’s new principal.

    “I am thrilled to be working with students, staff, parents, and the Hillview community to build an even stronger culture of school spirit,” she said.

  • Roby courtyard dedicated to former educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The outside learning environment in the center of Roby Elementary School has a new name.

    The Mattie L. Owens Courtyard was dedicated in May with members of the Owens family in attendance.

    Mattie was a Bullitt County native, born March 12, 1906 to Henry and Susie Simmons Owens, Sr.

    Bowman’s Valley School Committee member Gwinn Hahn said the courtyard now bearing her name is a fitting tribute.

  • Mixed review for past year of work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t a bad evaluation as superintendent Keith Davis did not receive any low marks.

    However, in several categories, the latest evaluation from Bullitt County School Board members were not quite as high as in 2016.

    The board unanimously approved the evaluation during a special meeting on Wednesday.

    “It was a good evaluation,” said chairperson Debby Atherton. “He is very good at some things and needs to work on a few areas.”

  • BCHS Hall of Fame grows by 11

     The fifth annual Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame ceremony featured the induction of 11 individuals.

    Gwyn Akers, MD is a 1981 graduate and serves as Medical Director of Youth Villages in Carrollton, GA.

    Jeni Brewer Carr is a 1991 graduate and the owner of JC3 Entertainment, Inc. She is a recognized member of the Country Music Association, has released two national albums, two national charting singles (Top 50 Country and Top 25 Inspirational) and is a BMI songwriter.

  • North Bullitt JROTC

     The North Bullitt JROTC attended the Cadet Leadership Challenge at Wendell Ford Training Center in Greenville.

    North Bullitt had 20 cadets attend the incredible training event.

    The cadets conducted a water survival course, a leader reaction course, rafting, rappelling, constructed a one-rope bridge, competed in intramural sports and each cadet took a physical fitness assessment.

    They also worked alongside seven other JROTC programs.

  • Bullitt teachers among those honored by annual Campbellsville Univ. event

     CAMPBELLSVILLE – Kentucky’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kellie Jones of Taylor County’s Intermediate School, urged the teachers to whom she spoke at Campbellsville University to “keep your passion for teaching” and “Students today need passionate and energetic influence in their learning and in their lives.”

  • Plans tweaked for renovations to Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Plans were made, then plans were tweaked, and the plans will continue for the potentially-renovated Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Scott Kremer, president of Studio Kremer Architects, discussed plan design upgrades with the Bullitt County Public School Board, with an effort to cut the plan’s cost.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the current renovation designs would put the project an estimated $2.3 million over budget.

  • Bullitt County preschools all earn top 5-star ratings

     Parents of preschool age children should be pleasantly aware that all 13 elementary schools have earned a 5 STAR rating for their preschool class from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    “You have been diligent in providing the evidence needed and I applaud you for your efforts,” said Jenny Chance of the Division of Program Standards. “Thank you for the work you, your faculty, and staff put forth each day to benefit the youngest Bullitt County students.”