• Al Snow talks with Crossroads students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Students at Crossroads Elementary got to experience a special kind of snow day…an Al Snow day.

    The former WWE wrestler might have left Head at home, but he brought words of help to the students experiencing bullying.

    Snow reminded the students that sticks and stones may break bones but words can hurt the heart. He shared that he himself had been bullied and, if someone had been a bully, they still had a chance to turn things around.


    Due to hazardous road conditions, Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb 12, 2018.

  • Nichols’ Scamahorn wins photo contest

     As snow accumulated, students picked up cameras and captured its scenic beauty in the third annual Snowmageddon Photo Contest sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers.

    Students had three days (Jan. 16-18) to take pictures in the themed Winter Wonderland contest.

    Coordinator Traci Gould said this was her third year facilitating the contest.

  • Old Mill students make sure residents stay little warmer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— As the cold continues to blow in, students at Old Mill Elementary are doing their part to ensure residents who need some extra warmth this winter receive it.

    Led by teacher Tammy Reed, students throughout the school were encouraged to bring in new and gently used socks, gloves and mittens in adult and children’s sizes to donate to the local homeless community.

  • Honoring Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Davis says budget cuts will ‘hurt’ bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget probably made few friends in the education world.

    For Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, the trend of decreasing state funds for education could get a little bit worse.

    “It will hurt, bad,” Davis said of the proposed budget cuts.

    The brightest news from the governor was that the SEEK base funding would remain at $3,006 per student.

    The bad news is that while the figure is the highest ever, it is really well behind the 2002 figure, if you included inflation.

  • Local teachers earn national certification

     A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  • STEM skills put to test in Bullitt County

      A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.


     NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  • Four finalists named in hunt for next school superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The field has been narrowed from 10 to four candidates in the hunt for the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The school board released the names as part of its January meeting on Monday night.

    Two of the candidates are very familiar with the local district and two candidates are from out in the state.

    Those named as finalists include:

    *Becky Sexton, who is currently the assistant superintendent for support services. She is a long-time employee of the district.