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Education

  • Amazon has eyes focused on helping Cedar Grove students

     CEDAR GROVE - The staff and students at Cedar Grove Elementary are appreciative that nearby Amazon gets the picture.

    The online store, with a warehouse location near the school, made a donation of used company cameras for student use.

    Eighteen Canon EOS 60D cameras were presented to principal Andy Moberly and Family Resource Center coordinator Tammy Perdew by Amazon studio managers Lynn Grigsby and Michael Margolies.

  • MW Middle doesn't rest on its laurels

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--It was an assembly of a very special kind. On Friday morning Mount Washington Middle School celebrated its success in being redesignated as a “School to Watch” in 2014. The school first received this honor in 2010. A school can apply for the honor every three years. MWMS has been named one of 11 schools to watch in the state.

    Principal Denise Allen said this is a great honor not just for the school but for the county.

  • SUMMER CAMPS AT SCHOOLS

     A list of various summer camps available through Bullitt County Public Schools. For more information call 869-8000. 

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    Leadership Academy:  This camp is to work on student leadership skills in a variety of areas.

    Target Audience:  GT Students in Current Grades 6-12

    Location:  Shepherdsville Elementary

    Dates:  July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Cost:  ½ day = $50.00 / full day = $100.00

  • Third class inducted into Bullitt Central Hall of Fame

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--The third annual Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony features a mixture of alumnae and former staff and students.

    Maiko Chambers Ashbyis a 1984 graduate and Class Valedictorian, Governor’s Scholar, Golden 100 achievement and a Third Place finish in the 1984 National Girls’ Extemporaneous Speaking competition.

  • Hebron Middle taking lead role in leadership

     HEBRON ESTATES - A good leadership program needs good leaders. Hebron Middle School is stepping into that position.

    The school is inviting all community members to a special event, a free dinner and lecture on its newest program, "The Leader In Me."

  • Former teacher indicted for alleged contact with students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a substitute teacher was terminated from her employment with the Bullitt County Public School System in April, the allegations related to text messages.

    However, when the Bullitt County Grand Jury released its indictments last week, the charges were much more serious.

    Suzanne Bickers, 33, of Shepherdsville has been indicted for one count of sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Guthrie brings real history lesson to LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Brett Guthrie traded his customary role as U.S. Congressman for the position of a fifth-grade history teacher.

    For an hour, Guthrie and students at Lebanon Junction Elementary got an opportunity to talk about government and how it came to be in America.

    As part of the state General Assembly before going to Washington, Guthrie is well aware of the items students are being tested on.

    And, as a congressman, Guthrie gets to experience the workings of the federal government first hand.

  • College, career ready both important to students

     It is sometimes hard to communicate the importance of one thing without discounting the importance of another thing. 

    For that reason, I am going to state right up front what I want you to understand when you finish this column (call it a learning target): Increasing the percentage of Bullitt County citizens who have a bachelor’s degree is important AND pursuing a bachelor’s degree is not the only way to be successful, smart, or happy.

  • Driver shortage results in shifting routes

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With less than a month left in the school year, the shortage of bus drivers remains to be a problem for some. In fact, it has for a good part of the year.

    Taylorsville mother Lori Cain has two children enrolled at Old Mill Elementary. Her fifth grader has ridden the bus almost every year since kindergarten, but this year has been the most worrisome.

  • Old Mill 'train' fueled by ideas from the students

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A new train has pulled into Bullitt County. However, unlike other trains, this one is fuled by ideas.

    In August Old Mill Elementary started the first STEAM Lab in the county.

    Richard Cox Jr., head of the lab, said the main focus is to inspire children.