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Education

  • Bullitt part of U of L teaching initiative plan

    LOUISVILLE - What’s the secret to inspiring more Kentucky high school students to become teachers? 

    Answer: start early, offer hands-on learning, provide access to experienced educators and help students earn college credit while still in high school. 

    Those are the main goals of a University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development initiative that kicks off this semester. 

    The Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Program is a collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education. 

  • Humana adopts SES

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Humana GSO Volunteer Network hosted a back to school event for the families of Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Several booths were hosted ranging from inspiring positivity to healthy snacks, school supplies and dental care.

    There were 139 students and families that visited the event.

    Humana partnered with several local organizations for give-aways and door prizes, including Mortensen Family Dental, Bullitt Lodge 155 Gavel Club, and the Shepherdsville Fire Department.

  • Old Mill’s Ruzicka wins regional LEGO event

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Legos aren’t just for playtime anymore.

    Each year, hundreds of kids compete in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids competition to build a structure out of 90 Lego blocks and their choice of three of the four bonus materials including a rock, string, poster board or aluminum foil.

    For the first time ever, a student from the Louisville NAWIC chapter won the North Central Regional competition, which includes Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • Tax hike proposed for school system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When members of the Bullitt County Public School Board meet on Monday, they will have to consider a proposed tax increase.

    The proposal will be to increase the tax rate on both real and personal property from 69.4 cents per $100 of assessed property to $71.4 cents.

    On property assessed at $100,000, the tax could go from $694 to $714.

    Public comments will be held at a hearing, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at the central office. The board will then vote on the new rate.

  • Shawn Pickett familiar face as new MWMS principal

     Having spent his entire professional career (26 years) at Mt. Washington Middle School, Shawn Pickett is now the top General following the retirement of longtime administrator Dr. Denise Allen.

    “I am extremely honored to be the principal,” he said. “It’s been a lifelong goal to lead such a wonderful school.”

    On Aug. 9, Pickett greeted returning students in his new role. Despite feeling comfortable in his hometown setting, it was a different opening day.

  • 42 Bullitt County students earn Sen. Jeff Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT -- Forty-two students from Bullitt County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). 

    To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. 

  • Lee Barger selected as new college/career director

     The new Director of College and Career Programs/Innovative Programs is former Bullitt Lick Middle School Principal Lee Barger.

  • Back to School Bash in Leb. Jct.

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Four hundred local students were prepared for with new backpacks, supplies, and haircuts thanks to the generosity of local churches working together.

    According to Church of God of Prophecy pastor Tina Lourd, the Driven Church contacted the Lebanon Junction Ministerial Association about hosting the back-to-school bash.

    The Elizabethtown-based church has hosted it previously in their area but, once other churches started hosting similar events, they decided to branch out.

  • NO SCHOOL Aug. 21 due to ECLIPSE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like a snow day, it doesn’t happen very often, but an upcoming unusual weather event has officially resulted in a day off of school.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously voted to make Monday, Aug. 21, a professional development day for the BCPS system, due primarily to the total solar eclipse event.

    While teachers may have professional development opportunities on that day, students will not be in class.

  • County considers closing schools for eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students and teachers in Bullitt County may have plenty of time to prepare to watch the solar eclipse.