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Education

  • Woman faces indictment over theft of school funds

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former school bookkeeper had been indicted for taking money.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Mary Christie Holt.

    Holt has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Holt took over $10,000 between Aug. 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013.

    This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • BAMS: hard work, satisfaction experienced by first class

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They make up a unique group of students.

  • Perfect attendance nothing new to brother, sister tandem

    HEBRON ESTATES - Thirteen years of perfection. Twice!

    Siblings Derek and Tabatha Schweinhart have matched each other's efforts of completing a perfect school attendance record from Kindergarten through high school.

    Tabatha completed her tenure this year at North Bullitt High School. Derek graduated in 2012. They are the children of Naomi and Terry Schweinhart.

  • Pulliam selected for prestigious honor of being 2014 National Merit Scholar

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School Senior Alison Pulliam has earned one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.

    She is a 2014 National Merit Scholar.

    “It is exciting and a little sad at the same time,” she said. “I am honored to be selected but I know it means my high school years are drawing to a close.”

  • Students get to visit Bible sites in world

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first graduating class from the Heart of Worship Christian Academy participated in a most unique hands-on lesson plan: A visit to actual Bible locations.

    Academy instructors Brian James and Dana Bischoff James hosted five students on a tour of historical Mediterranean areas where Bible stories were said to have taken place.

    The students included Ally Renee, Olivia Bailey, Trever Yates, Noah Edwards and Kayla Beeler.

  • Students to be part of Chamber Leadership class

     An annual initiative of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the participation of three high school students.

    Leadership Bullitt County’s Class of 2014 includes Kasey Renfrow of Bullitt Central, Cole Green of Bullitt East and Madelyn “Maddie” Miles of North Bullitt.

    Each youth participated in orientation earlier this month. They will now meet every Thursday through October. Upon program completion, they will graduate along with outstanding business leaders to carry out new goals to improve the community.

  • BC's Skelton selected to be part of entrepreneurs school at Georgetown

        An innovative and entrepreneurial experience for teens…

    Bullitt Central High School freshman Karie Skelton is one of 60 Kentucky youth chosen to participate three weeks this summer in the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs at Georgetown College.

    “I was a little surprised with the email notification of my selection,” said the 14 year-old daughter of Dawn and Andrew Skelton.

    Karie was inspired to apply by math teacher Brenda Thornsberry who felt she would be a good candidate.

  • SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

    The Bullitt County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

     

    OPEN SITES:

    County-Schools Sites

    Shepherdsville Elementary School, 527 West Blue Lick Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

  • Pleasant Grove secures Lowe’s grant

     The huge courtyard at the center of Pleasant Grove Elementary School will look a lot different in the future.

    Thanks to a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, the space will be renovated into an outdoor classroom.

    “It was a total surprise,” Principal Melissa Whicker said upon grant notification. “I just assumed when I opened the email it was going to tell me our project was not selected and to try again…like the other two times we applied. I’m so excited for our students.”

  • Fate of school facility updates up in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fate of a pair of new or renovated elementary schools in Bullitt County remains a bit of a mystery.

    After the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to reject a recommendation to build a new Maryville Elementary and to then build a new Mount Washington Elementary when funding allowed.

    That sent the issue back to the Local Facilities Planning Commission for a reconsideration of its recommendation.

    However, there was one problem.