http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en EVALUATION: Board grades superintendent for past year’s performance http://www.pioneernews.net/content/evaluation-board-grades-superintendent-past-year%E2%80%99s-performance <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4049.jpg" alt="Board Chairman Roger Hayes (left) with Superintendent Keith Davis at the end of the long discussion on this year’s evaluation" title="Board Chairman Roger Hayes (left) with Superintendent Keith Davis at the end of the long discussion on this year’s evaluation" align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours, the Bullitt County Public School Board released its evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis.</p> <p> Starting his ninth year at the helm of the district, Davis received either &ldquo;good&rdquo; or &ldquo;excellent&rdquo; in the 10 performance standards set up by the state Department of Education.</p> <p> And he met the three goals set by the board last summer.</p> <p> Chairman Roger Hayes said the evaluation process is a difficult one for all the parties.</p> Details on comments for performance evaluation http://www.pioneernews.net/content/details-comments-performance-evaluation <p> &nbsp;Below is a review of comments from the Performance Standards of Bullitt County Public Schools&#39; superintendent Keith Davis. To view the story on Davis&#39; evaluation during the school board meeting <a href="http://www.pioneernews.net/content/evaluation-board-grades-superintendent-past-year’s-performance">click here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>###########</strong></p> <p> <strong>Performance Standards for&nbsp;</strong><strong>Superintendent Keith Davis</strong></p> <p> <strong>1. Leadership and District Culture</strong></p> Two arrested for child porn, enticement http://www.pioneernews.net/content/two-arrested-child-porn-enticement <p> &nbsp; FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of two men.</p> <p> Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 29, of Oregon and Ashish Ashok Parekh, 33, of Louisville were arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway&rsquo;s Cybercrime investigators. The charges are the results of unrelated investigations that began in July of 2015. Oldani is from Oregon and was arrested in Kenton County. Parekh was arrested in Jefferson County. Both defendants were arraigned this morning and remain in custody.</p> Stuff the Bus with school supplies http://www.pioneernews.net/content/stuff-bus-school-supplies <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/the_bus.jpg" alt="Wal-Mart is hosting the Stuff the Bus campaign in partnership with the Metro United Way and the Bullitt County Health Department. Items are collected at inside boxes through Aug. 20. " title="Wal-Mart is hosting the Stuff the Bus campaign in partnership with the Metro United Way and the Bullitt County Health Department. Items are collected at inside boxes through Aug. 20. " align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Bullitt Countians are out shopping for their back-to-school supplies, they might want to pick up a few extra items for those who might need a little assistance.</p> <p> A national partnership between the Metro United Way and Wal-Mart stores is now in full swing in Bullitt County.</p> <p> Help Metro Way Stuff the Bus is the campaign now through Aug. 20 at the new Wal-Mart in Shepherdsville.</p> School district implements broad-based learning http://www.pioneernews.net/content/school-district-implements-broad-based-learning <p> &nbsp;Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.</p> <p> Bullitt County Public Schools welcomed the initial PBL institute in 2014 for 35 participants who then spread their knowledge in classrooms.</p> <p> Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz said PBL is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and enhances pupil comprehension.</p> Grant provides help for early childhood work http://www.pioneernews.net/content/grant-provides-help-early-childhood-work <p> &nbsp;Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $16,050 to help prepare children as they start their school year.</p> <p> The district received one of the largest checks from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative&rsquo;s Community Early Childhood Council.</p> <p> Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children.</p> Students need to check KEES account accuracy http://www.pioneernews.net/content/students-need-check-kees-account-accuracy <p> &nbsp;FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.</p> <p> KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.</p> <p> Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).</p> Bullitt EMS Recognized For Making Sure Minutes Count http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-ems-recognized-making-sure-minutes-count <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/7-29_ems_pic.jpg" alt="County officials accepted recognition for the work of the EMS as part of the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline " title="County officials accepted recognition for the work of the EMS as part of the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline " align="left" hspace="6" width="256" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You&rsquo;ve heard the commercials.</p> <p> When a heart attack strikes, seconds can determine life or death.</p> <p> Early diagnosis by first responders may mean whether a person lives or dies.</p> <p> Bullitt County EMS was recently honored with the American Heart Association&rsquo;s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.</p> <p> Only two EMS agencies in Kentucky and only 84 in the United States received the Gold Award this year.</p>