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Education

  • BCPS earns national energy honor

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials with the Bullitt County Public School System are in the nation’s capitol today to accept a prestigious program that has saved millions of dollars over the past nine years.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bullitt County Public Schools with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

  • Farm Bureau brings different type of learning to kids

     HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  • Gala will again help fund school projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers always have wonderful ideas that may be outside the box.

    And, many times, they are definitely outside the budget.

    Since 2011, the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education has been rewarding educators who have special ideas that may not be funded in the budget.

    During the past five funding cycles, the private organization has given grant money totaling over $57,000 to Bullitt County educators.

    The main fund-raiser for the group has always been held during the Derby season.

  • VerDow set to bring stability to North Bullitt

     HEBRON ESTATES - The familiar face who directs traffic in the mornings now hopes to direct the entire school into a positive direction.

    Chris VerDow was recently named North Bullitt High School’s newest principal. He has served nine years with the school as an assistant principal.

    VerDow replaces interim principal Bob Morris, who replaced previous principal Robert Fulk.

    With a large amount of turnover in the principal’s office during VerDow’s nine years, he promises stability to be one of his most important roles.

  • Guthrie visits schools

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited local schools and brought his discussion on the U.S. government.

    Among the schools he visited on the latest trip was Zoneton and Eastside Middle and Cedar Grove Elementary.

    Normally Guthrie visits elementary classes but he had a special invitation to visit the middle school.

    Cierra Williams, an eighth grader at Zoneton, wrote to Guthrie several months ago and asked him to share his experience as a congressman. Students were able to listen and then ask questions.

  • Barbagallo inducted into National Honor Society

     BOWLING GREEN, -- The Western Kentucky University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 15 at its Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony on March 28 at WKU’s Downing Student Union.

    The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma encourages and rewards academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for membership, full-time freshmen must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in at least one semester and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

  • Runners get ready to have your own facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Runners… take your mark.

    By next spring, track and field competitors in Bullitt County should once again have a place to call home.

    After some negotiating with the two low bidders, a price was reached to repair and rubberize the three high school track facilities that the Bullitt County Public School Board could accept.

    The board unanimously approved the low bid of Corbett Construction Co.

  • Henry proud of doctorate, his work with students

     Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

    Dr. Henry is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  • Make your graduation plans as date set for June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Barring anything unforeseen, the members of the Class of 2016 in Bullitt County will graduate on Saturday, June 4.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education approved the graduation dates on Monday.

    Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, said that Broadbent Arena had again been secured for the ceremonies.

    North Bullitt will graduate at 11 a.m., followed by Bullitt Central at 2 p.m.

    The final commencement exercise of the day will be at 5 p.m. with Bullitt East.

  • Tiller sees no barriers in succeeding in archery, life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary archery team has enjoyed recent success, much of it since Nevaeh Tiller decided to lend a hand.

    The fifth grader recently earned the team’s highest score, 259, to help lead SES to its first-ever archery victory at the St. Gabriel Tournament in Louisville.

    The score matched her older step-brother’s career high mark. And she did it all with one hand…literally!