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Education

  • Katie Stephens new Bernheim principal

        CLERMONT -- After one year working as Bullitt Central High School assistant principal, Katie Stephens has the opportunity to lead her own facility.
        She is the new Bernheim Middle School Principal succeeding Troy Kolb who is the new district Director of Special Education.

  • All goes well on first day; Maryville to start on Monday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Take away a construction glitch at one school and superintendent Keith Davis was very pleased with the opening days in Bullitt County.
        Through the second day of the new school year, 12,494 students were in attendance. This is down 418 from the previous year.
        However, most of that could be accounted for -- 339 students who were in attendance last year were not in attendance this year.

  • Hogan gathers supplies to help his Roby mates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone likes to help students be prepared for the first day of school.

    One classmate went above and beyond to help as much as he could.

    Roby Elementary fifth grader Bryce Hogan, 10, sells candy bars and collects donations to help others. This year he helped 20 other Roby students with a donation of backpacks filled with supplies to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    The son of Jacqulyn and Mike Hogan, Bryce began his efforts two years ago, following an incident with his father.

  • District looks for ways to ensure kids attending proper school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- During the recent discussions on redistricting of school boundaries, several concerned parents mentioned the fact that students some times attend where they do not belong.

    Simply stated, they are attending schools in boundaries in which they do not live.

    As the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to not tackle redistricting, which would have started in the 2017-18 school year, discussion was raised on what district officials could do to stop the improper attendance.

  • Dana Brown will lead Overdale Elem.

        HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
        “I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”

  • Summer Camps: Brooks Elementary

        BROOKS - Summer camps at Brooks Elementary were all about the students.
         A number of camps were hosted at the school thanks to grant funding issued through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC).
        Program coordinator Angie Gray said funding allowed the school to offer various healthy and educational camps at lower or no cost to students and families.

  • Despite changes, district looks to continue gains

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When an athletic team is winning, what happens when some of the players begin to leave?

    The good programs will reload and continue its progress.

    For Superintendent Keith Davis, he is nervous but yet confident as students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    From his Central Office leadership team, Davis lost Greg Schultz, Christy Coulter, Terry Price and Monica Tharp.

    But that has allowed some new faces to advance to new positions.

  • KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF

     Incoming Bullitt County kindergartners partied like it was 2029 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    That’s the target graduation year for the kids who attended this year’s Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    Co-organizer Sherri Bishop, FRC coordinator for Brooks and Freedom Elementary, said this year’s turnout was the largest in the event’s history.

  • Shepherdsville police offer some back to school safety suggestions

     Summer has been a break from school for the children of the county but that is coming to an end in just a few short days. 

    As school starts back up we all need to think about what that will mean to our daily tasks.  Important things to think about are: traffic, school issues, and safety of our children.

  • Cooking and Sewing in the summer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE—While sewing and baking might have been engrained at an early age for some, the younger generation relies on programs like the Super Star Chef and Sewing Camps, held by the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers, to learn.
        “They don’t know this stuff,” Lebanon Junction teacher Rita Taulbee said. “If it isn’t attached to a monitor or an iPad, they don’t know it.”