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Education

  • School system to host hearing, vote on new tax rates this evening

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board will host a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 24, prior to its regular meeting.

    On the docket is a proposed rate increase on real property from 64.2 cents per $100 of assessed property to 66.2 cents.

    That would mean that on a $100,000 home, the tax would increase from $642 to $662.

    The new tax rate would generate $37.9 million in revenue for the district.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Bullitt County Health Department says you “otter” immunize

     The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  • Roby's Cubbies

     Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.

  • CASA collaborates with Bullitt County School System to help children

     The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL...A smooth start

     It was a very smooth start to the 2015-16 school year in Bullitt County.

    And the number of students in the school system continues to grow.

    The biggest issue in many of the schools will be how to deal with classes which exceed the state-mandated maximum.

    Over the course of the next week or so, school officials will be working on ways to bring all classes into compliance.

  • Tracks, rest room will be re-bid later this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Scott Kremer keeps looking for a nugget of good news to bring to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    The owner of Studio Kremer Architects won’t get that opportunity for at least the next several months.

    Kremer was commissioned to lead a project that would improve track and field conditions at each of the high schools.

    As part of that project, North Bullitt High School was seeking to have rest room renovations at the football field.

  • Many reasons to be optimistic about our newest generation

     I saw a graphic the other day that showed Americans’ confidence in various major US institutions (the military, small business, organized labor, the police, newspapers, organized religion, Congress, etc.) and compared today’s level with historical averages.

    Unfortunately, it was generally negative, in that all but two (the military and small business) institutions are afforded less confidence now than the historic average of this Gallup Poll (by the way, they didn’t ask about Americans’ confidence in opinion polls).

  • Davis awarded with national recognition

     Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis has been selected for the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC)/Ball State University annual Administrator Award.

    Davis will be formally recognized during NAGC’s Ceremony of Excellence in November in Phoenix, AZ.

    In characteristically humble fashion, Davis credited his team as the ones making the difference in local gifted education.

  • COOKIN'

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County 4-H program hosted a Super Star Chef Camp, a program through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

    The camp promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed Connection, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland.