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Education

  • Fox Chase officials discuss target practicing at old quarry

     FOX CHASE - For many years, the City of Fox Chase had to deal with the issue of people parking along city streets while illegally sneaking into the a bordering rock quarry.

    When new owners Brian and Dana James purchased the property, city officials were relieved. The couple came to a council meeting, expressing their hopes to turn the location into a religious-themed retreat.

    Now residents are dealing with a different kind of nuisance, this time a legal one.

  • Education programs can help those involved with military

     Veterans, members of armed forces have student aid options Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces may be able to take advantage of numerous student financial aid programs, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    They include the: Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty), available to armed forces members and some National Guard members who served on active duty. 

    For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp.

  • Weapon found in NB student vehicle

     The following is a letter released by North Bullitt High School principal Chris Ver Dow to the NBHS community Monday afternoon:

  • HISTORY COMES ALIVE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - In a brand new red, white and blue gymnasium, the 5th grade Patriots of Maryville Elementary portrayed many historical American figures at their annual Wax Museum.

    Students elect and research their choice of historical figures, then research the individual as part of their classroom assignment.

    From there, they dressing character and create a display for the museum, where they act out a monologue representing the figure.

  • High school seniors urged to attend job fair Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You’ve seen the ads in the newspaper.

    You’ve heard and seen the radio and television ad.

    And, you’ve driven by the numerous signs along the roadways.

    On Tuesday, May 9, the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority is coordinating a job fair to a targeted crowd.

    The recruitment drive will be pointed toward Bullitt County high school seniors who are 18 years of age or older.

  • WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Eastside takes GOLD

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— At the end of every cheer season, Eastside Middle coach Carrie DeBold wonders how the next year can get any better.

    After winning gold at the first ever International Cheer Union (ICU) Junior World Championships held in Orlando last week, she’s not too sure if next year can get better.

    Twenty-four girls competed last week against the best of the best from around the world.

  • Head into the woods for a Bullitt East musical

                 MOUNT WASHINGTON— Into the woods Bullitt East students go in a performance of “Into the Woods Jr.” this weekend.

                The musical intertwines the lives of popular fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

  • Agriculture literacy week observed

     Agriculture Literacy Week is in March.  However, Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated most of the month.  This time is set aside each year to draw attention to the many ways American’s food sysem improves the quality of life for our people.

  • Spending Time on the Farm

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The weather held out for a beautiful day on the farm… or the educational equivalent.

    Students attended Farm and Agricultural Field Day, hosted by Bullitt County Farm Bureau and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers from Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Schools.

  • Plan looks to help ‘grow’ great teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The most important instrument for improving student achievement is an excellent teacher.

    To that end, the Bullitt County Public School Board has approved a multi-pronged approach to developing, recruiting and retaining quality instructors.

    Superintendent Keith Davis unveiled the proposed Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) recently.

    The plan has three main components:

    *Identify high-potential teachers while they are still in high school and nurture them through their educational program;