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Education

  • BASH at CEDAR GROVE

     Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Back to School Bash and a Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff to celebrate the new school year

    Students were able to enjoy the school’s playground equipment, along with bounce houses and obstacle courses.

    P.E. teacher Jimmy Westwood was a good sport by sitting in a dunking booth throughout the event.

    Families visited with representatives from the Shepherdville Police and Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, as well as the Bullitt Central Future Farmers of America program, who brought rabbits and baby chicks for petting.

  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Bullitt East students get rare view

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Without a cloud in the sky, 14 Bullitt East students watched the Great North American Eclipse in totality two weeks ago with the help of some encouraging educators and homemade telescopes.

    Bullitt East engineering teacher Darrell Vincent had planned on seeing the eclipse in the path of totality, no matter what the school day had planned. When he realized the trip would be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for some of his students, he started to plan a trip that, as some described, would be the highlight of their high school career.

  • Connors selected new principal at Bullitt Lick Middle School

     Early August was a time of transition as students returned to their classes and a new administrator took over at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Kevin Connors shed the word ‘Assistant’ to become Principal following the departure of Lee Barger as Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • Bid to extend contract shot down 3-2

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis announced last month that he would retire from his duties at the end of the school year when his current contract ran out.

    A majority of school board members have now made that certain.

    The board voted 3-2 against a motion to offer Davis a new one-year contract that would go into effect when his current contract expires on June 30.

    Davis said in last month’s statement that he would not seek another term as superintendent once the current contract expired.

  • Usher selected as district’s newest superintendent of student learning

     Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

    “I am excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  • Board approves tax proposal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Each year, Debby Atherton hears the concerns from individuals who complain that they don’t have children in the school system but they face a higher tax rate.

    But, in doing her research of tax rates across the state, the board chairperson could see that many opt to take the full 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    On Monday night, Atherton went along with fellow board members Dolores Ashby and Lorraine McLaughlin and voted to support the recommendation to take the allowed tax rate.

  • Former principal files suit against district

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former Bullitt County principal has filed a lawsuit against the school board and superintendent Keith Davis.

    David Pate filed a lawsuit claiming age and disability discrimination in his demotion to a classroom teacher earlier this year.

    The lawsuit only gives one side of the claim.

  • Bullitt part of U of L teaching initiative plan

    LOUISVILLE - What’s the secret to inspiring more Kentucky high school students to become teachers? 

    Answer: start early, offer hands-on learning, provide access to experienced educators and help students earn college credit while still in high school. 

    Those are the main goals of a University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development initiative that kicks off this semester. 

    The Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Program is a collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education. 

  • Humana adopts SES

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Humana GSO Volunteer Network hosted a back to school event for the families of Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Several booths were hosted ranging from inspiring positivity to healthy snacks, school supplies and dental care.

    There were 139 students and families that visited the event.

    Humana partnered with several local organizations for give-aways and door prizes, including Mortensen Family Dental, Bullitt Lodge 155 Gavel Club, and the Shepherdsville Fire Department.

  • Old Mill’s Ruzicka wins regional LEGO event

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Legos aren’t just for playtime anymore.

    Each year, hundreds of kids compete in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids competition to build a structure out of 90 Lego blocks and their choice of three of the four bonus materials including a rock, string, poster board or aluminum foil.

    For the first time ever, a student from the Louisville NAWIC chapter won the North Central Regional competition, which includes Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.