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Education

  • School board votes to drop redistricting plans

    The Bullitt County Public School Board has voted to drop any plans for redistricting students in the 2017-18 school year.

    A large crowd came to voice opposition to the options presented.

    By a 4-1 vote, the board opted to not bring up any redistricting proposals until at least next year.

    Overcrowding in several schools in the eastern part of the county led to a massive redistricting proposal, which would affect over half the schools to some degree.

    See Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

  • Start planning for retirement now

     FRANKFORT -- Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you're still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about it. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on Social Security for much of their retirement income. However, Social Security benefits for younger workers are not guaranteed.

  • BCHS FBLA wins first place in state contest

     Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

    Senior Thomas Curtsinger was awarded First Place in the category of Personal Finance.

    The team of seniors Katie Montgomery, Isaac Mitchell and Alex Price earned First Place in Sports and Entertainment Management.

    Junior Noah Fleitz and senior Sydney Shepherd took Fourth Place for Webpage Design. Noah also secured a Fifth Place trophy for Networking Concepts.

  • Roby shows community how to be top leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a day where students were the leaders, leading the leaders throughout the school.

    Roby Elementary celebrated its first annual Leadership Day, an opportunity to showcase the school along with the impact of The Leader in Me program on the students.

    Principals, teachers, counselors and district staff members were invited to attend the event, including a Roby Rally, classroom and hall tours, a question/answer session and free breakfast.

  • Growing Experiences at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In a world where students think milk comes from the grocery store, Crossroads Elementary is working to teach students the importance of gardening and growing their own food.

    In 2015, LG&E’s Debbie Shobe contacted first grade teacher Rebecca Johnson about organizing an Earth Day event.

    Johnson had recently spoken with Crossroads parent Chris Tobbe about designing a fruit and flowers garden.

    When presented with the blueprint, Shobe excitedly agreed to help the group make their garden dreams come true.

  • Students, schools recognized for outstanding energy projects

      FRANKFORT – Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles Snavely today announced student energy projects from six Kentucky school districts have received top honors from the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and three student energy teams have earned national NEED awards.

  • Artistic winner

     Jerry Roberts of North Bullitt High School was honored for his artwork.

    Each year, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie holds an art contest in conjunction with the national competition.

    Winners are selected from each county in Guthrie’s Second Congressional District. 

    There are three overall winners.

  • Bullitt ATC unveils new state-of-art center to help ‘manufacture’ jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  • REDISTRICTING: Meeting May 16 to let public have its say

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trying to find a way to best utilize the space available and still using a crystal ball to predict growth over the next 10-20 years has been the task of a committee studying redistricting in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    On Monday, May 16, residents of Bullitt County will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and may give some suggestions on ways to meet the system’s goal.

  • REDISTRICTING: School system looks to maximize facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the toughest decision made by a school board member is when the topic of redistricting students from one place to another surfaces.

    Due to the growth of the county, especially in the eastern quadrant, Bullitt County Public School Board members will once again have to tackle the redistricting issue.

    While there are major overcrowding issues in the Bullitt East feeder area, the option determined to be the one for recommendation will affect just about every school in the county.