• Strang goes from ‘captive’ audience to creative one

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- If you ask an elementary student what their teacher did before they became an educator, most would laugh and tell you their teacher has always been a teacher.

    Chances are, they would never guess that their teacher used to work for the department of corrections.

    For Old Mill Elementary’s Jamie Strang, that might be a good thing.

  • Remembering 9/11

      The North Bullitt JROTC held its annual observance of the 9-11 attack on freedom.

    The program included the raising and lowering to half-staff of the flag outside Hebron Middle School. It also included a touching speech, the playing of Taps and a release of doves by Shoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home.

    Students from both North Bullitt and Hebron watched the ceremony, which included the singing of the National Anthem by the Hebron choir.

    Zoneton VFD participated as well.

  • Teaching was in the blood for Bullitt Lick’s Kayla Alcorn

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Lick Middle’s eighth-grade science teacher Kayla Alcorn has teaching in her blood.

    “I am the daughter of a teacher,” Alcorn said. “I’ve been around education my whole life so I think that makes me a little more comfortable with it being my first year.”

    Alcorn attended the University of Kentucky with a pre-dental mindset before deciding a teaching career was better suited for her.

  • Gwinn Hahn selected as district’s top volunteer for retired teachers

     Gwinn Hahn was recently honored by the Kentucky Retired Teaches Association District Five as its volunteer of the year.

    The majority of her volunteer hours were devoted to the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse Project.

    She gave an update of the progress to save and renovate the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is now located next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Hahn is presented with her award by Fifth District president Allen Schuler. Both educators retired from Bullitt Central High School.

  • Corley comes to bigger district to allow growth as a teacher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After his first year teaching in Henry County, Bullitt Central High School freshman math teacher Liam Corley wanted a larger challenge. 

    “It wasn’t the perfect fit for me,” he said. “As of right now, I think I’ve found it.”

    A native of Chicago, Corley went to a school similar to Bullitt Central in size and school spirit, but the city community was a different than the country-style of Bullitt County schools.

    Corley left Chicago to study at the University of Louisville.

  • Getting good jobs and preparing for them

     I recently ran across a report from Georgetown University regarding “Good Jobs” created since the end of the 2008-10 recession.  

    The study’s authors define good jobs as those paying more than $53,000 annually for a full-time, full-year worker, so we are talking about very, very good jobs for a young person starting their career in Kentucky.

    In addition, the majority of these good jobs are full time, offer health insurance and provide employer sponsored retirement plans - adding more than 30 percent on top of employee base salary.

  • Girls on Run at Crossroads gain confidence in themselves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Elementary is working to prepare girls with added confidence and a positive self-image before they head to middle school with the Girls on the Run program.

    The program focuses on encouraging girls in grades 3-5 to find their inner strength by providing them with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices, according to counselor Lauren Manion.

    This is the second year Crossroads has hosted it.

  • Direction points to career prep at area ATC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new leader, a new strategy, a major educational push - all contributing factors into making an educational work program work for area students.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center, part of Bullitt County Public Schools, traditionally featured special training in a number of skilled trade programs, preparing non-traditional students for careers in various labor fields.

  • NB looking for principal as Fulk takes position as assistant superintendent

     HEBRON ESTATES - Principals from neighboring Bullitt County Public School buildings are now taking care of the educational system in Trimble County.

    North Bullitt High School principal Robert Fulk officially announced his resignation to the staff on Monday morning, announcing his departure to take over as Trimble County’s chief academic officer.


     Eastside Middle School seventh grade students in Anne Lopez’s engineering class are piloting the first drone engineering program in the district.

    As part of a Project Lead the Way grant, Lopez (EMS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructor), has partnered with Leslie Bates of SheDrones (http://www.shedrones.com/) for the pilot program who has donated eight drone assembly kits at a total cost of $400.