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Education

  • GED certificates earned by those in detention center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eight individuals who have been incarcerated in the Bullitt County Detention Center made good use of their time.

    The eight individuals recently completed their GED requirements.

    They were honored in a ceremony at the jail recently.

    The graduates were: Kalena Ash, Whitney Brown, Benjamin Greer, Derek Hughes, Anthony Lancaster, Heather Lewis, Justin Miller and Jeremy Stiggers.

    The GED program is administered by Jefferson Community and Technical College on Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JANUARY 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for January 2014. FOr more information contact your school or call 869-8000. You can visit the BCPS website at bullittschools.org.

     

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    NEW YEAR’S DAY – Wednesday – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

  • Education group moves quickly to start building

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like cramming for a final exam, members of the Bullitt County Education Development Corp. are quickly moving forward with plans to construct a college facility.

    In its first meeting, the corporation set in place a number of committees with a goal to have things in place for receiving state approval on the $24-$28 million facility by mid-April.

  • Foundation gives over $12,000 to educational projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over $12,000 has been allocated to 10 schools thanks to a banner year for the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    “Employee payroll deductions, private donations and a very successful Derby event helped generate the most money the foundation has ever seen,” according to District Volunteer Coordinator Judy Cederholm.

  • Fiscal Court supports efforts to build community college

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the time Bullitt Fiscal Court met on Dec. 3, the paperwork was in place that would get an organization - formed to have a community college facility built - in operation.

    The paperwork needed to begin the Bullitt County Education Development Corporation was ready and Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved of its creation.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and organizer of the efforts to build a college facility, said a single resolution would need approval.

  • Career Day has musical tone at MES

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Career Day was a good recruiting tool to bring in a musical entertainer interested in recruiting for the military.

    Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Buckley, assistant recruiting center commander at the U.S. Army center at Jefferson Mall, was invited by Maryville Elementary to speak with students at a Career Day about military jobs.

    Buckley did more than talk: The musician gave every Maryville student a copy of his new Country music album, compliments of the Army recruiting office.

  • Shelby Hogg receives welding recognition

     Welding honors were earned by a Bullitt East High School student at the Area Technology Center.

    Shelby Hogg, 17, took first place in the virtual welding competition in Harrodsburg and won a $250 welding helmet. He was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the Tulsa Welding School of Tulsa, OK.

    Fellow welders Lance Newton and Jacob Numann were also awarded $500 scholarships.

    Shelby actually had to compete twice. He tied for first place then dueled in a weld-off to determine a winner.

  • Chapman gives back to MWES community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a young tike, Bullitt East sophomore Nick Chapman enjoyed exploring Mount Washington Elementary School’s arboretum, so it was rather fitting when he got to give back by doing his Eagle Scout project there last spring.

    It had become overgrown, so the 16-year-old took a crew of about 11 people and they cut limbs, ripped out old plants and flowers and added new mulch. In addition, they added a bench.

    “It’s important to show that you care about things,” the member of Troop 100 said.

  • Gift will make Christmas little brighter for MW family

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Crossroads Elementary fifth grader Hailee Arnett lost one of her best friend’s this year - her mom. 

    And although this Christmas will still be tough, a local business’ charity will help her family to have a good holiday.

    WAVE TV 3 anchor Dawne Gee presented Toni Unser, who nominated Hailee, with $1,000 to present to her and her family Tuesday afternoon as part of the series  Pay It Forward.

  • Brown's Scout project adds color to MW Elem.

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Trying to make the world a better place for all to live in is defintely a philosophy that resonates with 16 year–old Billy Brown.

    He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout (Troop 100) for a project he did last spring to spruce up Mount Washington Elementary School.

    The principal, Terri Lewis, made suggestions on what he could help with and Brown chose to relandscape the flagpole as his project because he thought it cpuld be a new challenge.

    “It was something new. I thought it would be interesing,” he said.