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Education

  • Connector between 2 schools dies again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A disconnection by the Bullitt County Public School Board will leave the Bullitt Alternative Center and Riverview Opportunities Center physically disconnected.

    A proposal to add a connector area between the two school buildings, both located behind Bullitt Central High School, did not pass as a result of a 2-2 tie vote, with board chair Debby Atherton and board member Randall Coleman against and Dolores Ashby and Lorraine McLaughlin in favor.  (Board member Diane Thompson was absent.)

  • EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE

     It was a wonderful day for a parade in downtown Shepherdsville as the annual Bullitt Central Homecoming parade drew one of the largest crowds in recent history.

    Gayle Korfhage, a Bullitt Central grad and retired Bullitt County principal, was honored as the grand marshal.

    There were a lot of people lining Buckman Street to watch the units and lots of candy to be collected.

    And the Cougars topped off the festivities with a victory over Nelson County on Friday night.

  • Shepherd now in charge of BCPS transportation

     The new face in charge of a fleet of school buses is Joe Shepherd.

    “I am very excited to be here at Bullitt County and take on the role as the Director of Transportation. I look forward to working with and meeting the people of the schools and communities we serve,” he said.

    Shepherd spent the past nine months as Transportation Director of Franklin County Schools. Prior to that, he was with Jefferson County Schools for approximately 20 years.

  • Federal government could forgive some student loans
  • BE’s Woods selected merit semifinalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    The 17-year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mount Washington is one of 16,000 semi-finalists across the nation and now pursues becoming a finalist and, ultimately, the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was excited to receive the letter,” Sean said. “I told my parents, starting with my Dad, and they were excited for me as well.”

  • Plans continue on renovation of Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The physical process of upgrading Bullitt Lick Middle School is underway.

    Principals at both Bullitt Lick and neighboring Shepherdsville Elementary warned families that the road between the campuses would now be closed to thru traffic, as construction is set to begin on the front of the BLMS facility.

    Cate Ward, representing Studio Kremer Associates, confirmed to the Bullitt County Public School Board that construction was underway.

  • Mystery Theatre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Patrons at the latest Bullitt Lick Middle School Drama Club play couldn’t see how much fun they were going to have.

    The Drama Club’s dinner theater event presented “Invisomercial,” an interactive production by Kamrom Klitgaard featuring an informercial turned into a mystery.

    Following dinner provided by Jenni’s Kitchen of Hillview, the show began, with the villian disappearing thanks to an invisible spray.

  • Hall selected principal of three facilities

     Shannon Hall is the new principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center, Riverview Opportunity Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home.

    He replaces BJ Ritter who departed to pursue other opportunities.

    “At this point, I am very overwhelmed but there is a great deal of support,” Hall said. “It was a nice feeling to come ‘home’ to Bullitt County.”

    This is Hall’s 16th year in education. He started as an ECE teacher with BCPS before transitioning to JCPS as a guidance counselor.

  • Bullitt Central FFA getting the year started

     The Bullitt Central High School FFA Chapter has begun the year with several activities.  

    One of the first activities we went to is the Ky. State Fair. We learned how the agricultural industry impacts our economy and visited many other agriculture booths. 

    We were also able to participate in Cedar Grove Elementary Back to School Bash.  Student set a booth consisting of baby chicks, rabbits, and display boards highlighting the agriculture industry.  

  • Wooley wraps up conference as KASHRM president

     Kentucky Association of School Human Resources Managers (KASHRM) President and BCPS Director of Human Resources Jennifer Wooley wrapped up her second state conference in Lexington to glowing reviews.

    “It was all good,” she said. “Participants were overall pleased with the agenda topics and roundtable discussions.”

    One agenda item set months ago was spiking pension changes.

    “The pension speakers told us they had no idea this was going to be such a hot topic,” Wooley said.