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Education

  • Brooks honors Marvin Stewart for his commitment, service to school

    BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  • Redistricting plan is dead

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trinity and Kennedy Smith did not want to face the possibility of attending different schools in a couple of years.

    It appears the sisters who attend Eastside Middle and Pleasant Grove Elementary, respectively, will get their wish.

    In a decision not expected until July, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 4-1 to not accept any of the redistricting proposals made by a committee.

  • School board votes to drop redistricting plans

    The Bullitt County Public School Board has voted to drop any plans for redistricting students in the 2017-18 school year.

    A large crowd came to voice opposition to the options presented.

    By a 4-1 vote, the board opted to not bring up any redistricting proposals until at least next year.

    Overcrowding in several schools in the eastern part of the county led to a massive redistricting proposal, which would affect over half the schools to some degree.

    See Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

  • Start planning for retirement now

     FRANKFORT -- Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you're still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about it. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on Social Security for much of their retirement income. However, Social Security benefits for younger workers are not guaranteed.

  • BCHS FBLA wins first place in state contest

     Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

    Senior Thomas Curtsinger was awarded First Place in the category of Personal Finance.

    The team of seniors Katie Montgomery, Isaac Mitchell and Alex Price earned First Place in Sports and Entertainment Management.

    Junior Noah Fleitz and senior Sydney Shepherd took Fourth Place for Webpage Design. Noah also secured a Fifth Place trophy for Networking Concepts.

  • Roby shows community how to be top leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a day where students were the leaders, leading the leaders throughout the school.

    Roby Elementary celebrated its first annual Leadership Day, an opportunity to showcase the school along with the impact of The Leader in Me program on the students.

    Principals, teachers, counselors and district staff members were invited to attend the event, including a Roby Rally, classroom and hall tours, a question/answer session and free breakfast.

  • Growing Experiences at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In a world where students think milk comes from the grocery store, Crossroads Elementary is working to teach students the importance of gardening and growing their own food.

    In 2015, LG&E’s Debbie Shobe contacted first grade teacher Rebecca Johnson about organizing an Earth Day event.

    Johnson had recently spoken with Crossroads parent Chris Tobbe about designing a fruit and flowers garden.

    When presented with the blueprint, Shobe excitedly agreed to help the group make their garden dreams come true.

  • Students, schools recognized for outstanding energy projects

      FRANKFORT – Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles Snavely today announced student energy projects from six Kentucky school districts have received top honors from the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and three student energy teams have earned national NEED awards.

  • Artistic winner

     Jerry Roberts of North Bullitt High School was honored for his artwork.

    Each year, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie holds an art contest in conjunction with the national competition.

    Winners are selected from each county in Guthrie’s Second Congressional District. 

    There are three overall winners.

  • Bullitt ATC unveils new state-of-art center to help ‘manufacture’ jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.