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Education

  • NB literacy pieces become whole book

     HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  • Students experience look at colleges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools was well represented during the 2015 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and School for the Arts.

    Over a dozen juniors spent five weeks as Governor’s Scholars while another three have been chosen to attend the School for the Arts.

  • BEAT the DRUM

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary Music Department, in association with the school’s Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center, hosted a West African Drum and Dance summer camp.

    Instructors Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui, assisted by high school student volunteers, led campers through a glimpse of drum history as well as African culture and the continent’s musical importance.

    Students provided a live performance at the end of the camp.

  • Humphrey selected state’s top alternative school teacher

     Bullitt Alternative Center science teacher Kristin Humphrey has been selected the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

    Humphrey will be recognized at a July 29 awards luncheon during the 14th Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • 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.