• 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.”

  • North Bullitt Donation to Kosair

      The North Bullitt FCCLA organization hosted a drive to raise arts and craft items for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The items included coloring books, crayons, markers, glue, stickers, colored paper, an easel and many more items.

    Through the help of the staff and students of North Bullitt, the club was able to collect 390 items to donate to Kosair.

  • Hebron Middle officials find bomb threat note

     HEBRON ESTATES - Less than one week after neighboring North Bullitt High School received its second bomb threat in two months, Hebron Middle School Kelland Garland said a bomb threat note was discovered involving Hebron.

    The following is a copy of an email distributed by Garland to the Hebron community:

  • Tentative calendar approved for 2016-17 school year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With no discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board was in full agreement in its passage of the 2016-17 calendar.

    Pending any action by the General Assembly, students will start back to class on Aug. 9 and the final day, barring any weather issues, would be on May 26.

    If snow makeup days were required, the final day would be June 14.

    Once again this year, a survey was available for comments on the calendar proposal.

  • Student group continues work to preserve precious past of city of Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A group of Bullitt East High students dedicated to preserving the history of Mount Washington has taken on a new milestone of a project.

    The Youth Chamber of Preservationists (Youth COPS) recently presented its project to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The project, called “Milestone at the Crossroads,” is meant to promote the preservation of the community’s past by restoring, relocating and better displaying the historic 1830s turnpike mile marker in downtown Mount Washington, member Isaac Shelton said.

  • High school help on way as board OKs specialists

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When suitable candidates are found, high schools in Bullitt County will have three curriculum specialists on hand to assist in improving student learning.

    The Bullitt County School Board voted 3-0, with members Roger Hayes and Darrell Coleman abstaining, to create the three positions.

    The decision came with little fanfare just two months after there was some heated debate over the need for such positions.

  • School officials remain proactive following second NBHS bomb threat

      UPDATE (Thursday, 12/10. 1:45 p.m.) - The following is a copy of a follow-up email message by North Bullitt High School interim principal Bob Morris on Thursday afternoon:

    I want to follow up; some have requested to be notified if we received any additional information.

    We are continuing to investigate and be extra vigilant, even though there has been no evidence discovered that would lead us to believe that the threat was credible.  

  • Kicking and Screaming Fun

     PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  • Judge won’t dismiss charges on teacher ‘til hearing held

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A prosecutor requested to dismiss charges against a former Bullitt Central teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress was not quite ready to accept that motion on Tuesday morning.

    Crystal Chappell was set to go to trial on a six-count indictment for rape.