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Education

  • Spirited crew to bring musical to stage this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools is again hosting unique opportunities for local singers and actors, no matter how blonde they might be.

    The BCPS Summer Musical production of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” will appear July 23-26 at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.

    The musical is unique for the county in that it includes students from all three high schools and most of the area’s middle schools, with students ranging from sixth grade to seniors.

  • Case against teacher dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a student.

    While pleased with the dismissal, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin were disappointed that their client could not move forward with Tuesday’s trial to prove her innocence.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed with prejudice the six-count rape indictment against Crystal Chappell.

  • Catholic elementary school tuition assistance funding rockets to record $5 million

     The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) and the Archdiocese of Louisville today jointly announced that tuition assistance for Catholic elementary school families across central Kentucky will reach new heights when the fall school term begins in August.

  • Students get early look at what college experience all about

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Ever wondered what college would be like? Two Bullitt East juniors will get a taste this summer at the Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy.

    Shaina Ojala and Charlotte Mason were two of about 150 juniors across the nation that were selected for this program.

    The pair will spend three weeks in June at Murray State earning college credit.

    Ojala, 17, said she became interested in the program after hearing about it from her school counselor.

  • $2 million in scholarships available to unemployed and underemployed residents

     LOUISVILLE – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  • Journey Church helps bring joy of reading to reality for teenager

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School principal Lee Barger quoted President Abraham Lincoln: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who gets me a book I haven’t read yet.”

    Understanding the importance of books and reading, especially on an influential student, led to unique donations to a local student through the school in association with Journey Christian Church.

  • Kindergarten students invited to meet staff, have a little fun

     The first day of the 2015-2016 school year for students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 16, during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Survey gives positive marks to school district

    Bullitt County Public Schools provide a positive environment for teaching and learning according to results of the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey.

  • North, Central students to attend Purdue academy

    Several high school students will get a unique look inside the world of business and economics during the annual IUS Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy.

                Bullitt Central High School sophomores Isaac Mitchell and Karie Skelton could collaborate with North Bullitt High School youth Mallory Miles, Matthew Cummings, Rebecca Vogt, Kaitlyn Sohl, Amanda Pennington, Rhyne Newton, Chanse McKenzie and Victoria Ernspiker as well as numerous other high school students in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Worth the Risk

    By now, you may have heard that our graduating senior class of 2015 rose to the challenge I posed to them back in the spring of 2011 when I spoke to them as exiting 8thgraders.