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Education

  • First to Finish: Jones, Patel first to complete Craft

     MOREHEAD — Every year, 30 boys and 30 girls are selected to attend Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, a prestigious high school located in Morehead, Ky. that works in conjunction with Morehead State University to allow high school juniors and seniors to complete high school and jumpstart their college careers.

    This year, the school saw its first two Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) complete its program. 

  • Bullitt Central’s Hutchinson earns HMH scholarship

     Twenty-one area students have earned a 2018 Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary Scholarship. 

    The Auxiliary awards the scholarships to students from across the region who are pursuing a degree in the medical field.

    This year, the Auxiliary gave a record number of 20 $1,000 scholarships as well as a special scholarship of $1,500 that was dedicated in honor of former HMH Auxiliary President Hans Marsen.

  • Three Bullitt County students earn Farm Bureau scholarships

     LOUISVILLE -– Three Bullitt County high school seniors received college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    A partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday at Paroquet Springs

     There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 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.

  • Three Girl Scouts receive Bronze Award due to efforts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local Girl Scout troop recently took time to honor its bronze stars.

    Troop 1827, based out of Shepherdsville Elementary, recently recognized three of its members with the Bronze Award, the first of the three most prominent awards distributed by the Girl Scouts of America.

    Anna Schneider, who leads the troop along with Michelle Clark, said Bronze Award projects must be approved by troop leaders. The other highest awards (Silver and Gold) are approved by the Girl Scouts of America governing board.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for next Tuesday

     There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 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.

  • Stuck Up

     Two lucky classes had an opportunity to duct tape a principal to the wall before summer vacation began.

    Shepherdsville Elementary principal Patrick Durham agreed to let students from two classes use duct tape to connect him to a wall in the main hallway.

    The classes included Emily Whitley’s kindergarten class and Christen Stevens’ 4th grade class.

    The classes were selected based on the largest increase in MAP reading and math scores during the school year, one at the primary level and one at intermediate.

  • Amazon gives items to help library system’s science offerings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Learning doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom.

    Recognizing the increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Amazon donated $10,000 worth of products to the Bullitt County Public Libraries to encourage students to continue learning long after the school day is over.

    The donation included a new 3-D printer, multiple virtual reality headsets, gaming laptops, LEGO bricks and more.

  • Darrell Vincent selected principal of Bullitt Area Technology Center

     Darrell Vincent is departing Bullitt East High School after a 22-year teaching career to become the new principal of the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “I am really excited about the opportunity at the Area Technology Center,” Vincent said. “Bullitt County continues to grow very rapidly and with growth comes opportunity. Bullitt County students live in one of the top manufacturing areas in the country and the programs at the ATC align perfectly with the rapid growth of our county and the industries in the Louisville Metro area.”

  • Pierce takes ‘stand’ to help BLMS music

     Trombone player Brooklyn Pierce smiled with pride and tapped her foot with the momentum of the music.

    During the Bullitt Lick Middle School spring concert, the music she read was placed on 30 brand new stands enjoyed by fellow band members in grades 6-8.

    Brooklyn concluded her middle school career June 8th and wanted to leave something for future rehearsals and concerts.

    As a Girl Scout project, she collected $691 which was matched by the Bullitt Lick Booster Club for a total of $1,382, enough to purchase the music stands.