• Many reasons to be optimistic about our newest generation

     I saw a graphic the other day that showed Americans’ confidence in various major US institutions (the military, small business, organized labor, the police, newspapers, organized religion, Congress, etc.) and compared today’s level with historical averages.

    Unfortunately, it was generally negative, in that all but two (the military and small business) institutions are afforded less confidence now than the historic average of this Gallup Poll (by the way, they didn’t ask about Americans’ confidence in opinion polls).

  • Davis awarded with national recognition

     Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis has been selected for the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC)/Ball State University annual Administrator Award.

    Davis will be formally recognized during NAGC’s Ceremony of Excellence in November in Phoenix, AZ.

    In characteristically humble fashion, Davis credited his team as the ones making the difference in local gifted education.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County 4-H program hosted a Super Star Chef Camp, a program through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

    The camp promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed Connection, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland.

  • Middle, high schools ready to get year started; college, career still main focus

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opening day at the middle and high school level features a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation.

    Students are eager to return and meet friends, while teachers are encouraged about the endless possibilities of preparing young minds for success.

    Here’s a look at some of the new things students and parents can look forward to when the BCPS school year begins on Wednesday:


    Principal Troy Kolb’s big message for all Bernheim students is to become distinguished by excellence.

  • Price may determine immediate fate of remodeling vs. two new school buildings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The planning for renovation work at two elementary schools had already been put into place.

    Principals at Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary schools had worked with staff members, central office personnel and architects to devise a way that massive renovation work could be done while classes were in session.

    However, as each of the projects came in well over budget, the future of the work could be in doubt.

  • Schools focused on continuing positive movement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students probably enjoyed the fact that classes in Bullitt County will start a week later than in past years.

    But, the maintenance crew of the school system may have enjoyed the extra few days of summer break even more.

    Ready or not, an estimated 13,000 students will be returning to the classrooms on Wednesday.

    “I think we’re ready,” said superintendent Keith Davis. “But I think that extra week really helped us in building readiness.”


     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  • Miracle selected Trimble County superintendent

      HEBRON ESTATES - When Hebron Middle School began lengthy renovation projects, and students had to work around construction crews, many believed the school needed a miracle to get them through it all.

    After five years, they’ve had their miracle. Now they are saying goodbye to it.

    Principal Steve Miracle is leaving prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year, taking a position as superintendent of Trimble County Public Schools.

  • Seven Wonders excel at LEGO competitions

      The Seven Wonders, a robotics team from Bullitt County, participated in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

    FLL consists of three components: the robot, the project, and vital core values. 

    Participants, ages nine through 14, solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and make positive contributions to society. Core values are guidelines that help teams develop cooperation skills. If you would like to know more about FIRST Lego League, please visit their website at www.firstlegoleague.org.

  • County working to get ready to be certified

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- About halfway in its pursuit to become a certified Work Ready community, how is Bullitt County doing?

    That was the topic of a recent discussion of the local committee working to meet the thresholds set forth to become one of 18 Work Ready communities in Kentucky.

    Robert Curry, executive director of the state’s Work Ready Communities program, said that the county is moving forward in its pursuit.

    Some areas are ahead of schedule and others need to pick up the pace.