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Education

  • Students receive Mahaffey scholarships

     Three Bullitt Central seniors were awarded the Children in Flight Justin Brandon Mahaffey scholarships. 

    Casey Sanders received the $3,000 Gold Scholarship. She plans to attend Bellarmine University and major in accounting. Her parents are Billy and Terri Sanders.

    Joseph Combest was selected to receive the $1,000 Silver Scholarship. He will attend Campbellsville University and major in accounting. His parents are Bob and Liz Combest.

  • School employees to see 2.5 percent increase in salaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will receive pay raises in the coming year.

    And, for some educators, there will be extra pay for duties they have already been doing.

    Mandated and funded by the state of Kentucky to provide a 1 percent increase, Bullitt County Public School Board approved an additional 1.5 percent increase.

    This will cover all certified and classified employees, according to superintendent Keith Davis.

    This is in addition to any step increases teachers will receive.

  • Robertson quickly fell in love with Overdale, Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  • Byerly selected state volunteer of year for retired teachers

      Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  • College, board trying to get on same page for facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can’t have a winning team if everyone is not on the same game plan.

    For members of the Bullitt County Education Foundation and officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the time to regroup and discuss the local situation will come on Friday.

    A recent meeting of the local education foundation, which is taking steps to generate a way to build a community college campus, turned a bit acrimonious.

  • Newton part of summer arts program

    HEBRON ESTATES--North Bullitt High School junior Collin Newton will spend three weeks this summer participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College in Danville.

    Collin, the 17 year-old son of Brett and Janet Newton, was the only Bullitt County student selected for this honor. He applied for a slot in Musical Theatre.

    He actually had to make a choice on attending either GSA or GSP (Governor’s Scholars Program).

  • Franklin retires to tackle new challenges after 33 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years a legacy has come to an end. And during that time, the educator has seen many, many changes.

    As of July 1, Bonita Franklin, who is the founding principal of Eastside Middle School,will be retired.

    “It’s a very difficult job, but I have been blessed to love it,” she said. “I am going to retire and continue in another career with kids. My heart’s in Bullitt County.”

  • Vowels using grant money to study how exercise affects elderly

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s no secret with new medicine and technology people are living longer today. And one Mount Washington resident has made it her goal to make sure we are taken care of as we age.

    Mckinze Vowels, a junior at Western Kentucky University, was recently awarded the Lifetime Experience Grant.

    The 19-year-old is majoring in psychology and minoring in gerontology.

    She utilized the grant money to continue research with her professor Jason Crandall on how an aging body responds to exercise.

  • Woman faces indictment over theft of school funds

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former school bookkeeper had been indicted for taking money.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Mary Christie Holt.

    Holt has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Holt took over $10,000 between Aug. 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013.

    This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • BAMS: hard work, satisfaction experienced by first class

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They make up a unique group of students.