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Education

  • Career Day has musical tone at MES

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Career Day was a good recruiting tool to bring in a musical entertainer interested in recruiting for the military.

    Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Buckley, assistant recruiting center commander at the U.S. Army center at Jefferson Mall, was invited by Maryville Elementary to speak with students at a Career Day about military jobs.

    Buckley did more than talk: The musician gave every Maryville student a copy of his new Country music album, compliments of the Army recruiting office.

  • Shelby Hogg receives welding recognition

     Welding honors were earned by a Bullitt East High School student at the Area Technology Center.

    Shelby Hogg, 17, took first place in the virtual welding competition in Harrodsburg and won a $250 welding helmet. He was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the Tulsa Welding School of Tulsa, OK.

    Fellow welders Lance Newton and Jacob Numann were also awarded $500 scholarships.

    Shelby actually had to compete twice. He tied for first place then dueled in a weld-off to determine a winner.

  • Chapman gives back to MWES community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a young tike, Bullitt East sophomore Nick Chapman enjoyed exploring Mount Washington Elementary School’s arboretum, so it was rather fitting when he got to give back by doing his Eagle Scout project there last spring.

    It had become overgrown, so the 16-year-old took a crew of about 11 people and they cut limbs, ripped out old plants and flowers and added new mulch. In addition, they added a bench.

    “It’s important to show that you care about things,” the member of Troop 100 said.

  • Gift will make Christmas little brighter for MW family

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Crossroads Elementary fifth grader Hailee Arnett lost one of her best friend’s this year - her mom. 

    And although this Christmas will still be tough, a local business’ charity will help her family to have a good holiday.

    WAVE TV 3 anchor Dawne Gee presented Toni Unser, who nominated Hailee, with $1,000 to present to her and her family Tuesday afternoon as part of the series  Pay It Forward.

  • Brown's Scout project adds color to MW Elem.

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Trying to make the world a better place for all to live in is defintely a philosophy that resonates with 16 year–old Billy Brown.

    He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout (Troop 100) for a project he did last spring to spruce up Mount Washington Elementary School.

    The principal, Terri Lewis, made suggestions on what he could help with and Brown chose to relandscape the flagpole as his project because he thought it cpuld be a new challenge.

    “It was something new. I thought it would be interesing,” he said.

  • Bullitt Central robotics class 'hog wild' over competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was educational. It was a fundraiser. It might become a new holiday tradition. And it made the principal pucker up.

    And it was summed up in three simple words: Pig verses robot.

    Bullitt Central High School hosted an in-school fundraising event pitting Penelope the Pig, a school resident cared for by the agriculture department, verses The War Pig, a mobile robot created by students in the new Robotics class.

  • Pioneer Village police to join others in helping families at Christmas

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Like other police agencies in the community, the Pioneer Village Police Department will become Santa’s Helpers this December - with the help of the community.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds said the Santa’s Helpers program will start slow this year by helping six families from Maryville Elementary School.

    Reynolds said information on the children and their clothing sizes and gift requests are available at Becknell Hall.

    “These people need help and we need to help them,” said Reynolds.

  • Adkins has right sign for new school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.

    Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.

    The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.

  • Retired teachers give back to schools

     Members of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association recently recognized the week in Kentucky honoring their years of service by doing something for the schools in which they served.

    Members of the local organization gathered at Bullitt Central High School to donate books which will be distributed to various schools in the county.

  • Discussions get a bit rocky but soil situation may not be as bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While not believing the soil stabilization efforts for the new college and career ready center at Bullitt Central High will not be a worst-case scenario, there was no solid commitments.

    Meeting with the Bullitt County Public School Board last week, architect Russ McFarland said that bringing in good soil for the new facility had gone well. However, the area where much more unstable soil was predicted had not been reached.