• BCHS collects shoes to help needy, purchase sign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new fundraising campaign shows signs that Bullitt Central High School is stepping in the right direction.

    The school kicked off a shoe collection drive through Funds2Orgs in hopes of raising funding for a new digital school sign.

    Organizer Terry Stamps, a Bullitt Central clerical assistant, said the goal was to collect 300 bags worth of new and gently-used shoes, with 25 pair to a bag.

    The shoes will be collected by Funds2Orgs, who will distribute them to places in Africa and Central America.

  • Start times will not change for students in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget any concerns about changing child care arrangements during the next school year.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously threw up a big red stop sign on any further study or discussion on altering the current start time schedule.

    This ends a four-month research-based study on the what is the best learning situation for students at each grade level.

    A big concern centered around studies stating that high school students should not start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m. Currently, their classes begin at 7:20 a.m.

  • Free planning services available for Bullitt students looking at colleges

    FRANKFORT--Gene Weis is available to assist Bullitt County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

    He is available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Weis can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.

  • Open Arms supports grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.

    Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.

    She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.


     HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes high school students seem like zombies when they get up in the morning for school.

    North Bullitt Drama students appeared that way on purpose for a special zombie trilogy presentation of one-act plays known as the “Zombie Creature Triple Feature.”

    The plays included “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” by Jason Pizzarello, and “The Brainfest Club” by Drama Club director Adam Elliott.

  • Bullitt East students continue to gain national recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project “Put a LID on it.”

    Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.

  • BE BETA collecting shoes for less fortunate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Clean closet for clean water. Have some new or gently used shoes that you don’t know what to do with after spring cleaning? Donate them to the Bullitt East BETA Club efforts.

    From Monday, April 13, to Thursday, April 30, the club will be collecting shoes of all varieties for the WaterStep program.

    The organization sells the shoes to exporter and then uses the funds to provide safe drinking water to third-world countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Costa Rica.

  • Maryville students wax poetic over historical figures

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The 5th graders at Maryville Elementary wax poetic as historical figures in their annual wax museum.

    Teachers Ashley Gallusser and Kimberly Tabler help present the museum as a school project.

    According to Tabler, students selected and researched an historical character who made an important impact on American history.

    Students created costumes and props for their presentation. They prepared a monologue that they read to the museum guests, which included parents and other students.

  • Start time looks safe for 2015-16 but group seeks input from board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any fear that the current schedule for start times in the Bullitt County Public School System  is changing next fall should be eliminated.

    A committee looking at making recommendations to the Bullitt County School Board will meet on April 13 during the monthly work session.

    At that time, the committee will discuss some of its findings and then seek guidance from board members.

    There is a possibility that the study will cease at that point.

    A recent survey open to the public produced over 6,500 responses. 

  • Bernheim students CAN do it

      CLERMONT - When it comes to reading, Bernheim Middle School students can…and box, and bag, too.

    BMS students collected over 1,300 food items for the Dare to Care program as part of a school-wide event in conjunction with the annual Book Fair.

    Library/Media Specialist Karla Elliott decided on this year's Book Fair theme, Reading Oasis, as a way to get students involved in challenging students to care about helping others.