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Education

  • District banks on Lewis to secure grant money

    Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.

    She is already very impressed with the caliber of professionalism in Kentucky’s seventh largest school district.

    “I was truly humbled by the extraordinary talent within the school system,” she said. “Not only does Bullitt County have great educators but they also have a strong leadership team.”

  • Thoughtful uncertainty

    It strikes me as strange that some pundits and elected (or self-appointed) leaders seem to think that there is one right answer to whatever question is on the table.

    You can hear it from the most global issues when people say we should just carpet bomb the entire middle east.

    You can hear in national issues when people say the solution to mass shootings is more gun control.

    You can hear it on the state level when people say to just reduce the size of government without saying where. 

  • Learn some tips on how to take ACT as juniors tested March 1

     FRANKFORT -- Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 1, with March 15 set for a make-up day. 

    These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.

    1. Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.

    2. Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.

    3. Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.

  • Farm Bureau has several scholarships now available

     If you are a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and a high school senior, make sure you return your application by the date mentioned.  If you need an application, you can call Harriet Brooks at 502-543-7816 and request one.

    Some of the other scholarships available through Kentucky Farm Bureau are:

    Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship worth up to $3,000 is for a non-traditional student.  One who plans to continue undergraduate studies at an accredited Kentucky college or university.

  • School redistricting begins again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxes are difficult to increase for members of any elected body.

    But, when you are a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board, an even more painful exercise is to redraw boundary lines.

    With a growing problem of space in several schools in the eastern portion of the county, school board members talked about their inevitable task -- redistricting -- during its monthly work session.

    While the board will not see the proposed changes until later this spring, it was a topic of discussion on Monday.

  • BE’s Vincent selected master teacher in engineering design

    Bullitt East High School instructor Darrell Vincent will spend part of his summer delivering professional development sessions to future Project Lead The Way teachers after his application to become a PLTW Master Teacher in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) was accepted.

  • Zoneton cheerleaders win regionals, 10th in state

     Coach Mallory Vice said the entire season for the Zoneton Middle cheerleaders was dedicated to strength, survival and fighting.

    As a team, the group supported a coach whose life was touched by a family member passing away after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. 

    This year, coaches Nicole Henry, Karissa Lewis and Vice  pushed the squad’s routine and cheerleaders to be inspirational and embody three characteristics.

  • Shepherdsville Elementary DARE

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students at Shepherdsville Elementary recently completed the requirement of the DARE program.

    Besides going through the program, students were required to write a DARE essay.

    Winners were Kileigh Schmidt, Abby Smith and Skylar Reed.

    The graduates were:

  • Eastside cheer squads win all the titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Signs throughout the city displaying their congratulations to the Eastside Eagles cheerleading teams greeted the students when they arrived home from competition last Tuesday night.

     Not only did the two teams win Nationals in each of their divisions; both teams also won Worlds, a feat not common in such a prestigious competition.

  • MW Middle students get some national Channel One exposure

     Mount Washington Middle School students in Joey Hamilton’s first period seminar class received national exposure for their video response on Channel One News.