• OUR HOUSE: Bullitt East brings all students into unique program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the past 18 years, kids have dreamed about going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They grew up wondering how butterbeer tastes, what it’d be like to travel through fireplaces and whether they’d be in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin houses. 

    For the past three years, Bullitt East High has brought the magic of the Houses program to the school.

  • School board members across Kentucky honored in January

    Throughout January 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bullitt County public school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • Sarah Hardin honored as PIP Partner of the Year

     Bullitt County Public Schools’ District Safe Schools Coordinator Sarah Hardin was named Partner of the Year by Partners in Prevention (PIP) during the organization’s annual Member Appreciation Luncheon.

    “I received a very-warm hearted speech from last year’s recipient, Megan Hatter, as she presented the award,” Hardin said. “I was very surprised as there are many hard-working members that contribute to the sustainability of the coalition.”

  • Ritter selected principal of various BCPS programs

     The Bullitt Alternative/Riverview Opportunity Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home have a new administrator.

    BJ Ritter, 31, has moved into the principal’s office following the departure of Angela Bibelhauser.

  • Foundation gives over $17,000 to schools

     Grants totaling $17,856.19 were distributed to schools from the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The funds were approved by the Bullitt County Board of Education at its November meeting.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center is the largest recipient with $5,493. Masonry teacher Floyd Light successfully applied for $3,753 to purchase a masonry table saw while Principal Angela Binkley secured $1,740 for the Career Builders curriculum.

  • Taulbee selected state’s top agricultural instructor

    Lebanon Junction Elementary School teacher Rita Taulbee has been named the KY Agriculture/Literacy Teacher of the Year. She was presented the State Level award and a $500 check during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state annual meeting early this month at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Taulbee will be representing the Commonwealth at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 20-24, 2016, in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

  • BCHS’ Richardson wins state artwork recognition

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Camrin Richardson was honored with First Place for her Pen and Ink drawing during the Kentucky Convention of the National Beta Club.

    Camrin created a stunning image of a horse using zentangles (drawing structured patterns). She invested 11 hours of her life over a period of several days and did not erase any lines.

    “It was not work for me but relaxing and fun,” said the 16-year-old daughter of Wendy and Jason Richardson. “That is the idea behind zentangle. It is meant to be stress free.”

  • Operation Santa helpers

     Once again this year, the North Bullitt JROTC cadets played a key role in the Hillview Operation Santa holiday food and toy distribution.

    Cadets Claudia Cornett, Dillon Deindorfer, Kailah Habib, Taylor Meredith, Chase Morrison, Josephine Pollard, Jordan Sparks, Mackenzie Stayton and Austin Thurman helped carry boxes to the recipient’s vehicles and also helped collect toys for those receiving assistance.

    Over 400 families received assistance this year.

  • Bullitt East experiences 'soft lockdown' following suspicious note

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School has become the fourth Bullitt County school in two months, and third this week, to go on a lockdown.

    Principal Willie Foster said the school was placed on "soft lockdown" after a note was found in the school's gymnasium attached to a bottle.

    Bullitt Central and North Bullitt High School both received bomb threats two months ago, following a similar scare at Eastern Kentucky University. A North Bullitt student was expelled as a result.

  • School system looks for some strategy input

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has a vision statement.

    It’s pretty standard -- “The leader in educational excellence.”

    And it has a fancy mission statement.

    “The Bullitt County Public Schools learning community will educate all students to high levels of academic performance as measured by state and national standards by creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with a comprehensive system of support.”