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Education

  • Crossroads salutes local veterans

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—They may be required by law to teach students about the significance of Veteran’s Day but some schools go a little deeper than others.

    At Crossroads Elementary in Mount Washington, students were invited to interact one-on-one with veterans from all walks of life.

    Organized by teacher Teresa Cox and a team of Crossroads staff, flyers were sent home with students asking for family members to join the event and share their stories.

  • Bizarre events lead to teacher’s termination

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In less than a year on the job as a Spanish teacher at Bullitt Central High School, Dusty Witherspoon had a number of incidents which concerned school system officials.

    On Oct. 30, Witherspoon was notified of her termination. On the next day, her actions at the school led to a soft lockdown.

    From information released to The Pioneer News through an open records request, the Oct. 31 incident was not the first which raised concerns.

    Last Wednesday, Witherspoon was arrested by Shepherdsville police.

  • Ashby, Hornback seek school board seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be only one school board contested on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Current board chairperson Debby Atherton will be unopposed in the Third District school board seat.

    In the Fourth School Board District, incumbent Dolores Ashby will be challenged by retired school system employee Steve Hornback.

    The only scheduled appearance by the two candidates was at the Shepherdsville forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    Ashby was the only candidate to appear.

  • 2019-20 school calendar survey available

     Bullitt County Public Schools has released an online survey for the community to address ideas and concerns. 

    The District Calendar Committee will take the information from the Calendar Survey into account when making its recommendation to the Bullitt County Board of Education regarding the 2019-2020 School Calendar.

    The District Calendar Committee is committed to making decisions in the best interests of the learning needs of all students in the Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Suspended teacher arrested at school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A suspended Bullitt Central High teacher has been charged with making threats against the school.

    Dusty Witherspoon, 35, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on Wednesday.

    According to Maj. Michael O’Donnell of the Shepherdsville Police Department, the agency was called when a suspended teacher gained access to the school and was talking with an administrator.

  • Bullitt Central FFA busy in the fall

     FFA is moving UP – Our 2018 Homecoming theme; Disney, certainly matches our FFA chapter achievements this far.  Students are hard at work “making their dreams come true”.  Our students have a lot to be proud of, and we would like to share some of those with our community.  We would like to thank everyone who was involved at making this year’s homecoming successful once again.  

  • Old Mill students get look at life on the farm

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kentucky may be farmland to the rest of the country but that doesn’t mean every kid has seen one work firsthand.

    Seeing the enthusiasm from her own students after an Agriculture Literacy Training event a few years ago, second grade teacher Amanda O’Bryan got to work designing a way to share that enthusiasm with the rest of Old Mill Elementary students.

    Thus, Agriculture Day was born.

  • College, career work gets good marks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board heard positive reports from college and career programs and initiatives.

    UPS Human Resources recruiter Blake Allen, a Bullitt East High School graduate, discussed initiatives provided by the company that are available to all Bullitt County high school and college students.

  • McCrary earns multiple honors for string art

     Jamisen McCrary’s string art of a gear garnered him the following honors:

    * First Place at the Kentucky Senior Beta Club Convention.

    * Fifth Place at the National Beta Club Convention.

    * First Place Premium Blue Ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for grades 7-9 in the Fiber Art 3D Sculpture category.

    Quite the accolades for the 15 year-old son of Jeff and Jennifer McCrary.

    “I felt pretty good,” Jamisen smiled. “It was like I had really achieved something with my own hands.”

  • Hance selected new principal at Maryville

     Ann Louise Hance was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at Maryville Elementary School while serving as the Summer LEAP Coordinator.

    “It was wonderful getting to know the students, families, and staff during these months,” she said. “It quickly became apparent the role that community played at this school.”

    Hance is now a permanent part of the Maryville family as the new principal. She succeeds Ruth Esterle who became the new district Director of Pupil Personnel.