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Education

  • 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.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday, July 23

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --   There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 23,  at 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for incoming pupils and their parents to prepare for that first day of class.

    Freedom and Brooks Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherri Bishop noted Kindergarten Kickoff is for children who have already enrolled and those who still need to finish their paperwork.

  • Five local graduates selected to receive Farm Bureau scholarships

     Five recent high school graduates from Bullitt County are recipients of scholarships from Bullitt County Farm Bureau.

    In partnership with the County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded more than $460,000 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

    Alexis Bishop was awarded a $2,000 Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board Scholarship.

    Bishop plans to attend the University of Louisville to study dental hygiene. 

  • Bullitt County inmates complete GED

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Inmates at the Bullitt County Detention Center have the opportunity to rehabilitate and begin anew thanks to Bullitt County Skills U.

    Eight inmates that are currently detained received GED diplomas during a ceremony hosted by the program, a branch of Kentucky Skills U.

    Along with the graduates, another 25 inmates were recognized for achieving various levels of the National Career Readiness Certificate, which focuses on the development of various skill sets, as well as helping to reach various educational levels.

  • Parts of college planning guide now available on audio

     FRANKFORT — Parts of two chapters of the newest edition of “Getting In,” the state’s college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The audio versions include Chapter One and the first part of Chapter Two. 

    Chapter One is a guide to college admissions, while the first part of Chapter Two helps students and parents navigate the financial aid process.

  • 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.

  • Little Flock Christian Academy mission work

     Little Flock Christian Academy students, staff and families participated in a number of missions projects during the past school year.

    Those included:

    *Hosted monthly birthday parties and a Christmas party for seniors at the Portland Neighborhood House

    *Helped with activities at Alternative Health Adult Day Center and Beehive Homes

    *Delivered goodies for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Bullitt County  Judge Executive’s office

    *Did yard work for neighbors

  • BE grad Arnold selected to earn KYTC scholarship

     LOUISVILLE -- Johnathon Arnold, a 2018 graduate of Bullitt East High School, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to pursue a civil engineering degree at the University of Louisville. 

    This competitive scholarship, established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,800 exceptional students from throughout the state. 

  • Mooney selected state poster contest winner

     LEXINGTON -- Kentucky students were honored for posters and essays that express how Kentucky’s agriculture community is working to address hunger during the annual Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony recently at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    “I want to congratulate the winners, who depicted in art and writing how our farmers are helping feed the hungry here in Kentucky and around the world,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

  • Students should check KEES for accuracy

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2019 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.KEES allows students to earn money for college for good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    To check their awards, students need to sign in to their account on www.kheaa.com.