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Education

  • Work continues to finance college facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is still ticking as local officials put into place the mechanisms needed to get plans for a community college facility in the governor’s next round of budget discussions.

    At a special meeting of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, members learned that their organization did not have to be the agency which would borrow money to privately-build the actual college facility.

  • Utterback excited about new role as FRC coordinator

     HILLVIEW - Two Bullitt County elementary schools are once again receiving substantial family resources thanks to the hiring of a new coordinator.

    Tiffani Utterback was selected as the new Family Resource Center coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    A Mount Washington resident, Utterback is a self-proclaimed "military brat" with family originally from the Louisville area.

  • Salute to the Veterans

     CEDAR GROVE - The celebration of local veterans began earlier this year with two school events designed to honor and educate.

    Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction Elementary hosted Veterans Day programs with local veterans invited to participate. The programs were sponsored by the schools’ Family Resource Centers.

    Each event included training for 5th grade students provided by Rick Dickerson of Fort Knox, who is also a veteran of the Gulf War and the Cold War.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 2013

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - November 2013. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

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    VETERANS DAY - Monday

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  • Brown spins some spooky tales for Bernheim students

     CLERMONT - It was neither a dark nor stormy night, but the spooky tales being spun inside the Bernheim Middle library had students on the edge of their seats.

    The library hosted Roberta Simpson Brown, a regional storyteller known as “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

    Bernheim librarian Paula Clemons said this was Simpson Brown’s fourth visit to the school.

    “She is always invited to entertain students while also promoting storytelling as an art form,” Clemons said.

  • PROGRESSING: County moving toward Work Ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the county is successful in its bid to become certified as a Work Ready Community, positives have already been drawn from the process.

    But, the county has cleared the first hurdle on what will be a three-year trek to earn that recognition.

    Recently, the county was approved as a Work Ready Community in Progress.

    That means the work will continue.

  • SAFE SCHOOLS: Hardin takes on new role in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the ongoing fight against drug and alcohol abuse among youth, Bullitt County Public Schools have found a local general to lead the way.

    Sarah Hardin was selected as the district’s new Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator. She replaces Jaime Goldsmith, who left for an administrative position in Jefferson County.

    Hardin steps in from her most recent position as assistant principal at Bullitt Central High School. She has served in the district as teacher, coach and administrator for 16 years.

  • Shepherdsville Fire visits Cedar Grove to talk fire safety

     The U.S. Fire Administration Topical Fire Research findings:

    * In 2010, 357 children younger than 15 died as a result of fires. These children accounted for 10 percent of fire deaths.  The youngest children were especially hard hit with 57 percent of child fire deaths affecting children age 4 or younger. 

    * For children younger than 15 in 2010, exposure to smoke and fire was the second leading cause of non-transportation accidental deaths after drowning.

  • Retired Teachers Week observed

     You may not know this, but the week of October 21 through 27 has been designated Retired Teachers Week.  Never heard of it?  That’s possible since this is only the second year time has been set aside to recognize the continuing contributions of retired educators.  However, given the already crowded number of weeks, days, and months set aside for some group or cause, why create another?

  • BEHS students have a special place to call 'home'

     Bullitt East High School is taking extra steps to ensure its student population creates lasting bonds before exiting the school halls forever.

    The school recently instituted a new structure called Houses, which has divided the students into ten homerooms or their “house” with all four grade levels mixed in.

     Fortis (courage), Muneris (responsibility), Spero (hope), Bonitas (goodness), Episteme (knowledge), Tharrhountes (courage), Koinonia (community), Augmentum (growth), Somnium (dream) and Pisti (loyalty) are the ten houses.