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Education

  • 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.

  • Former principal files suit against district

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former Bullitt County principal has filed a lawsuit against the school board and superintendent Keith Davis.

    David Pate filed a lawsuit claiming age and disability discrimination in his demotion to a classroom teacher earlier this year.

    The lawsuit only gives one side of the claim.

  • Bullitt part of U of L teaching initiative plan

    LOUISVILLE - What’s the secret to inspiring more Kentucky high school students to become teachers? 

    Answer: start early, offer hands-on learning, provide access to experienced educators and help students earn college credit while still in high school. 

    Those are the main goals of a University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development initiative that kicks off this semester. 

    The Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Program is a collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education. 

  • Humana adopts SES

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Humana GSO Volunteer Network hosted a back to school event for the families of Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Several booths were hosted ranging from inspiring positivity to healthy snacks, school supplies and dental care.

    There were 139 students and families that visited the event.

    Humana partnered with several local organizations for give-aways and door prizes, including Mortensen Family Dental, Bullitt Lodge 155 Gavel Club, and the Shepherdsville Fire Department.

  • Old Mill’s Ruzicka wins regional LEGO event

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Legos aren’t just for playtime anymore.

    Each year, hundreds of kids compete in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids competition to build a structure out of 90 Lego blocks and their choice of three of the four bonus materials including a rock, string, poster board or aluminum foil.

    For the first time ever, a student from the Louisville NAWIC chapter won the North Central Regional competition, which includes Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • Tax hike proposed for school system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When members of the Bullitt County Public School Board meet on Monday, they will have to consider a proposed tax increase.

    The proposal will be to increase the tax rate on both real and personal property from 69.4 cents per $100 of assessed property to $71.4 cents.

    On property assessed at $100,000, the tax could go from $694 to $714.

    Public comments will be held at a hearing, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at the central office. The board will then vote on the new rate.

  • Shawn Pickett familiar face as new MWMS principal

     Having spent his entire professional career (26 years) at Mt. Washington Middle School, Shawn Pickett is now the top General following the retirement of longtime administrator Dr. Denise Allen.

    “I am extremely honored to be the principal,” he said. “It’s been a lifelong goal to lead such a wonderful school.”

    On Aug. 9, Pickett greeted returning students in his new role. Despite feeling comfortable in his hometown setting, it was a different opening day.

  • 42 Bullitt County students earn Sen. Jeff Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT -- Forty-two students from Bullitt County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. 

  • Lee Barger selected as new college/career director

     The new Director of College and Career Programs/Innovative Programs is former Bullitt Lick Middle School Principal Lee Barger.