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Education

  • Making the grade: School staff gives high survey marks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the employees of the Bullitt County Public School District think of their employer?

    And what do they think about the leadership of the district?

    With 888 certified and classified employees taking an on-line survey through Patron Insight, the results were pretty good.

    In fact, Rick Nobles of Patron Insight said they compared very well with other school districts throughout the country.

  • Humphrey part of spring break mission work by CU students

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- As the winter months come to a close, spring is on the horizon, and it is coming just in time for Campbellsville University’s Spring Break March 14-18. 

    Students and teachers will rush to beaches and vacation spots to enjoy this new season. However, instead of enjoying the warmer weather and relaxation, 30 CU students and faculty members are rushing to serve orphans, prison inmates and their fellow spring breakers.

  • Trinity Smith earned honors at state Beta

     Trinity Smith, a sixth-grade student at Eastside Middle School, competed recently at the national Junior Beta State Conference in Louisville.

    Trinity finished in the top five out of over 70 other Special Talents acts in the Thursday preliminary and she advanced to the Friday general session.

    She finished third as she sang Jesus Take the Wheel, to an audience of around 6,000.  She brought home the first Junior Beta award to the school.

  • Hampton tells girls at Eastside to work hard to reach their goals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Her story is one of inspiration.

    And, on International Woman’s Day, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s visit to Eastside Middle couldn’t have been timed any better.

    “If I can share my story and it inspires others, it really is one of the coolest things I get to do,” she said. “Any requests that we get to talk to students, I’ll try to work it in.”

  • Students taking engineering skills on road to compete against best in country

     The Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 is playing an extremely critical role in Kentucky by inspiring thousands of kids to pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through their summer camps, participation in worldwide tournaments and by mentoring other teams. The team is comprised of local high school students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties.

  • Danita Cobble uses her skills as new member of county technology team

     Danita Cobble has been hired as the newest Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) for Bullitt County Public Schools. She joins current district TIS’ Keith Barnes, Christie Turbeville and Susan Vincentz.

    “I am excited to be joining Bullitt County’s Technology department and getting in at the beginning of such an amazing transformation!” she said.

  • Working at North Bullitt like home for Katie Hardy

    HEBRON ESTATES - When a school community can feel like home, that’s always a bonus.

    Working as a teacher at the school you used to attend is another bonus. Mix in a large chunk of actual family members there in the building and it becomes even more special.

    The icing on the cake for North Bullitt instructor Katie Hardy is being recognized, first by her school, then by her community, as the Bullitt County 2016-17 High School Teacher of the Year.

  • Smith shaves her head to help kids with cancer

     Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Smith is sacrificing her long locks of brunette hair (again) for cancer patients.

    Smith has volunteered to have her head shaved during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event Saturday, March 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. This will be the fourth time she has cut and donated her hair for cancer where it will become a wig as part of Locks of Love.

  • MES construction obstructs sewer line which brings parent concerns

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Basically rebuilding two schools while classes are still being held is always a concern of educators.

    Bullitt County educators knew that when Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary schools were chosen for remodeling versus new structures, issues would arise.

    Superintendent Keith Davis acknowledged that a drain line backup at Maryville on Friday occurred in the kitchen.

    While social media posts talked about contamination and health hazards, Davis said that was not the case.

  • Bullitt East FFA learn special lessons from regional vice president Meyer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—- Bullitt East High School celebrated National FFA Week with a special guest: Central Region Vice President Abrah Meyer.

    Meyer spent the morning teaching the club life lessons like everyone matters, each person is important and, ultimately, valuing other people.

    “It’s been great to see students’ thoughts really just click,” Meyer said. “Seeing it shift from just knowing we should value other people to really committing to do it has been a cool transition.”