• SMILE KENTUCKY: Long-running dental care program returns to county

     HILLVIEW - Smiles at five local elementary schools will be brighter this holiday season thanks to the Smile Kentucky! Program.

    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Crossroads, Freedom, Maryville, Nichols and Roby Elementary received free dental screenings courtesy of the program.

    The Bullitt County students in need of further dental assistance received a free trip to one of two locations. Crossroads, Freedom and Maryville students visit Generations Family Dentistry in Hillview, hosted by owner Dr. Darren Greenwell.

  • Making the Grade?: School system seeks input from entire staff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do employees of the Bullitt County Public School System think about their district and their bosses?

    Soon, the certified and classified employees will soon have an opportunity to say what they think.

    As a part of the district’s development of a strategic plan, one element that is a part of that package is a survey on issues from the teachers and staff members.

    During its recent work session, superintendent Keith Davis said Patron Insight, located in Kansas, had been selected to conduct the survey.

  • Group trying to make smiles happen for students at Bullitt Lick Middle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School sixth graders have a reason to smile thanks to a little help from their friends in the Making Smiles Happen Oral Health Surveillance Initiative.

    Making Smiles Happen, co-sponsored by Delta Dental, Kentucky Youth Advocates and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, is a statewide project hoping to collect vital dental data to better understand and improve health.

  • Bullitt Central invites everyone to town forum meetings starting Thursday

     An opportunity for parents/guardians to engage with the Bullitt County community begins Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. with the first Bullitt Central High School Town Hall meeting in the auditorium.

  • OUR HOUSE: Bullitt East brings all students into unique program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the past 18 years, kids have dreamed about going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They grew up wondering how butterbeer tastes, what it’d be like to travel through fireplaces and whether they’d be in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin houses. 

    For the past three years, Bullitt East High has brought the magic of the Houses program to the school.

  • School board members across Kentucky honored in January

    Throughout January 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bullitt County public school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • Sarah Hardin honored as PIP Partner of the Year

     Bullitt County Public Schools’ District Safe Schools Coordinator Sarah Hardin was named Partner of the Year by Partners in Prevention (PIP) during the organization’s annual Member Appreciation Luncheon.

    “I received a very-warm hearted speech from last year’s recipient, Megan Hatter, as she presented the award,” Hardin said. “I was very surprised as there are many hard-working members that contribute to the sustainability of the coalition.”

  • Ritter selected principal of various BCPS programs

     The Bullitt Alternative/Riverview Opportunity Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home have a new administrator.

    BJ Ritter, 31, has moved into the principal’s office following the departure of Angela Bibelhauser.

  • Foundation gives over $17,000 to schools

     Grants totaling $17,856.19 were distributed to schools from the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The funds were approved by the Bullitt County Board of Education at its November meeting.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center is the largest recipient with $5,493. Masonry teacher Floyd Light successfully applied for $3,753 to purchase a masonry table saw while Principal Angela Binkley secured $1,740 for the Career Builders curriculum.

  • Taulbee selected state’s top agricultural instructor

    Lebanon Junction Elementary School teacher Rita Taulbee has been named the KY Agriculture/Literacy Teacher of the Year. She was presented the State Level award and a $500 check during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state annual meeting early this month at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Taulbee will be representing the Commonwealth at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 20-24, 2016, in Litchfield Park, Arizona.