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  • Buxton selected museum’s director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new director has been tapped to lead local history into the future.

    Daniel Buxton was selected to head the Bullitt county History Museum. Buxton replaces Will Burden, who has served in the position for four years.

    Buxton began with the museum and the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in 2007 as a research volunteer. He has since served as Genealogical Society vice-president and president.

  • Joetta Calhoun remembered for her love of MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Joetta Bass Calhoun and Barry Armstrong knew each other in high school.

    He remembers her being active in extracurricular activities in high school and always having a smile on her face.

    As they grew older, both went a different path but both also had a hand in government.

  • Whitney Wurzel to lead New Pioneers mission

     SPRINGFIELD -- New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future joyfully announces the appointment of Whitney Wurzel to become Executive Director effective late September, 2019.

    Wurzel will continue and build upon New Pioneers’ mission to promote sustainable thinking and sustainable development as initiated 15 years ago by founder and current Executive Director Sister Claire McGowan OP.

    Wurzel brings excellent leadership skills and experience to New Pioneers.

  • Eastside’s Hatfield selected for master LEGO program

     Eastside Middle School’s Scott Hatfield has been selected by LEGO Education for the 2019 cohort of its U.S. LEGO Education Master Education Program.

    “I’m very excited to get this opportunity,” he said. “It will give me the opportunity to collaborate with other educators working with LEGO robotics. Hopefully, it will improve my classroom and give me the opportunity to help others as well.”

  • Bringing Forth a Voice through the Arts

     Amanda Matthews wants to use her art to give a voice to women and minorities who have gone unrecognized. 

    She grew up in Mount Washington and attended Bullitt East High School. Matthews went on to attend the University of Louisville, where she studied fine arts and philosophy. 

    During her time at the university she also attended school in Paris, where she studied fine arts and architecture. 

    Matthews is the daughter of Jim and Brenda Matthews, who still reside in Mount Washington. 

  • Kovacs part of Navy’s nuclear mission

     A 2016 Bullitt East High School graduate and  Mount Washington, Kentucky, native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation’s  nuclear deterrence mission.

  • Howard selected principal at Old Mill Elem.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The 2019-2020 school year will be one of change for Dr. Brandy Howard.

    She is the new Old Mill Elementary School principal and, in addition to leading her first school, Howard and her staff will watch as a brand new facility is constructed to replace the aging building.

    “I am overwhelmed with excitement and humbled by the trust that the Site Based Decision Making Council and district leadership have in me,”shesaid.“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the Old Mill Elementary family.

  • Miracle returns to become BCHS principal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Serving as Hebron Middle School principal for five years and being in the Bullitt County Public School district really left a positive impression on Steve Miracle.

    “The first thing that led me to apply was knowing the district and community from my time here as prncipal of Hebron,” he said. 

    “It is a very welcoming community with great people throughout. I know that the people here, in the district and in the community, truly care about students and their success.” 

  • Change in school works out great for Gravens

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While is wasn’t her first choice, Kelsey Gravens grew to love Midway and she graduated from there in May with on of the college’s top honors. 

    When St. Catherine College closed in 2016 Kelsey Gravens she transferred to Midway University.

    She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and during graduation she received the Midway Woman Award. 

  • Hurt eager to bring talents, ideas to BCPS

      Althea Hurt is the new District Director of Human Resources following the retirement of Jennifer Wooley. 

    “I am very excited to be joining the Bullitt County Schools family,” said Hurt. “I have heard good things about the students and employees and have already been made to feel welcomed.”

    “Hurt invested the past five years of her educational career as Meadow View Elementary School principal in Hardin County.