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Education

  • Local schools earn Energy Star certifications

        Bullitt County was recognized for achieving ENERGY STAR certifications for 18 of their schools at the district’s May board meeting.

    Elementary schools Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Freedom, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville; middle schools Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Hebron, Mt. Washington and Zoneton and North Bullitt High School earned certification or re-certification through ENERGY STAR.

  • Davis pleased that education for kids showed marked improvement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dr. Keith Davis had grown uncomfortable the past couple of months.

    It wasn’t because of his departure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System at the end of June.

    Instead, it was the various opportunities people took to recognize him for the district’s accomplishments the past 11 years.

  • Board gives ‘final’ grades for Davis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is an evaluation of your job performance worth when you’ve already left your position?

    By law, the Bullitt County Public School Board was required to perform a unique task — complete an evaluation on superintendent Dr. Keith Davis even though he would officially retire from the district at the end of June.

    And he was already gone from his position while on vacation as the school board would meet to discuss his final year at the helm.

  • Four superintendents in state from Bullitt system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Besides the records and championships, one thing people will remember about Rick Pitino is the number of assistant coaches that went on to lead college programs.

    For Dr. Keith Davis, in his 11-year tenure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System, four of his staff have gone on to become leaders of their own school districts.

    And, two others have gone on to high-ranking positions in two surrounding school districts.

  • Alliance Entertainment makes educational donation to schools’ Family Resource Centers

     CEDAR GROVE - A strong working relationship with a local business and the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers has resulted in an entertaining and educational endeavor.

    Alliance Entertainment, located within the Cedar Grove Business Park, donated 26,000 educational DVDs to the Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers.

  • School supply idea gets mixed grades

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was a Robin Hood proposal, without the tights.

    Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis recommended to the Bullitt County Public School Board to do away with required supply lists in the elementary and middle schools and instead provide a set amount per student for supplies.

    Currently, Davis said the amount spent on a school supplies (according to supply lists made by teachers) per student each year varies between $67 and $110.

  • No fees noble effort worth considering

     Maybe it was a final effort to make a difference.

    Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis recently proposed a “no fee” zone for elementary and middle school students.

    The idea was pretty simple -- students would not be required to go out and purchase school supplies for their elementary and middle school years.

    They would also not be subjected to any class fees -- with the exception of Chromebooks and some field trips.

  • Truth or Consequences

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Every student learns differently but more often than not, there isn’t time to try multiple ways to get one lesson across. When it comes to drug prevention, though, Mount Washington thinks it’s worth the work.

    In “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” eighth graders from both Mount Washington and Eastside Middle schools were given the unique opportunity to “live through” bad decisions like hiding drugs in their lockers or covering for a sibling who may be using.

  • School System honors retiring educators

     Retiring educators received applause and accolades during an annual ceremony held at the Shepherdsville First Baptist Church Christian Education Building and sponsored by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association and Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Retirees and guests enjoyed a delicious catered meal by Jan Phelps followed by remarks about the importance of joining the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association by the one and only Debby Murrell.

  • CHILD CARE CRISIS: Finding workers for facilities challenging at times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a list of children looking for child care in Bullitt County. 

    There are some day cares with a waiting list.

    So, why are you seeing several daycares in the community closing their doors?

    One reason is a lack of qualified workers.

    Little Sweetheart’s Child Development Center, LLC in Mount Washington marked the third day care center to be closed down due to staffing in Bullitt County on May 25, 2018, according to the owner, Tammy Klumb.