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Education

  • 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.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • 50th All-County Music Festival set for March 22

     When student musicians, music educators and the audience attend the Central Area Regional Music Festival March 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School, they will make history.

    This will mark the 50th anniversary of the first All-County Music Festival in Bullitt County

    The first All County music concert (that is what it was called at the time) was held in May of 1968 in the then ‘new’ gymnasium at Shepherdsville High School.

  • Al Snow talks with Crossroads students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Students at Crossroads Elementary got to experience a special kind of snow day…an Al Snow day.

    The former WWE wrestler might have left Head at home, but he brought words of help to the students experiencing bullying.

    Snow reminded the students that sticks and stones may break bones but words can hurt the heart. He shared that he himself had been bullied and, if someone had been a bully, they still had a chance to turn things around.

  • BCPS CLOSED

    Due to hazardous road conditions, Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb 12, 2018.

  • Nichols’ Scamahorn wins photo contest

     As snow accumulated, students picked up cameras and captured its scenic beauty in the third annual Snowmageddon Photo Contest sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers.

    Students had three days (Jan. 16-18) to take pictures in the themed Winter Wonderland contest.

    Coordinator Traci Gould said this was her third year facilitating the contest.

  • Old Mill students make sure residents stay little warmer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— As the cold continues to blow in, students at Old Mill Elementary are doing their part to ensure residents who need some extra warmth this winter receive it.

    Led by teacher Tammy Reed, students throughout the school were encouraged to bring in new and gently used socks, gloves and mittens in adult and children’s sizes to donate to the local homeless community.