• Foundation gives over $17,000 to schools

     Grants totaling $17,856.19 were distributed to schools from the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The funds were approved by the Bullitt County Board of Education at its November meeting.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center is the largest recipient with $5,493. Masonry teacher Floyd Light successfully applied for $3,753 to purchase a masonry table saw while Principal Angela Binkley secured $1,740 for the Career Builders curriculum.

  • Taulbee selected state’s top agricultural instructor

    Lebanon Junction Elementary School teacher Rita Taulbee has been named the KY Agriculture/Literacy Teacher of the Year. She was presented the State Level award and a $500 check during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state annual meeting early this month at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Taulbee will be representing the Commonwealth at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 20-24, 2016, in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

  • BCHS’ Richardson wins state artwork recognition

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Camrin Richardson was honored with First Place for her Pen and Ink drawing during the Kentucky Convention of the National Beta Club.

    Camrin created a stunning image of a horse using zentangles (drawing structured patterns). She invested 11 hours of her life over a period of several days and did not erase any lines.

    “It was not work for me but relaxing and fun,” said the 16-year-old daughter of Wendy and Jason Richardson. “That is the idea behind zentangle. It is meant to be stress free.”

  • Operation Santa helpers

     Once again this year, the North Bullitt JROTC cadets played a key role in the Hillview Operation Santa holiday food and toy distribution.

    Cadets Claudia Cornett, Dillon Deindorfer, Kailah Habib, Taylor Meredith, Chase Morrison, Josephine Pollard, Jordan Sparks, Mackenzie Stayton and Austin Thurman helped carry boxes to the recipient’s vehicles and also helped collect toys for those receiving assistance.

    Over 400 families received assistance this year.

  • Bullitt East experiences 'soft lockdown' following suspicious note

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School has become the fourth Bullitt County school in two months, and third this week, to go on a lockdown.

    Principal Willie Foster said the school was placed on "soft lockdown" after a note was found in the school's gymnasium attached to a bottle.

    Bullitt Central and North Bullitt High School both received bomb threats two months ago, following a similar scare at Eastern Kentucky University. A North Bullitt student was expelled as a result.

  • School system looks for some strategy input

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has a vision statement.

    It’s pretty standard -- “The leader in educational excellence.”

    And it has a fancy mission statement.

    “The Bullitt County Public Schools learning community will educate all students to high levels of academic performance as measured by state and national standards by creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with a comprehensive system of support.”

  • North Bullitt Donation to Kosair

      The North Bullitt FCCLA organization hosted a drive to raise arts and craft items for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The items included coloring books, crayons, markers, glue, stickers, colored paper, an easel and many more items.

    Through the help of the staff and students of North Bullitt, the club was able to collect 390 items to donate to Kosair.

  • Hebron Middle officials find bomb threat note

     HEBRON ESTATES - Less than one week after neighboring North Bullitt High School received its second bomb threat in two months, Hebron Middle School Kelland Garland said a bomb threat note was discovered involving Hebron.

    The following is a copy of an email distributed by Garland to the Hebron community:

  • Tentative calendar approved for 2016-17 school year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With no discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board was in full agreement in its passage of the 2016-17 calendar.

    Pending any action by the General Assembly, students will start back to class on Aug. 9 and the final day, barring any weather issues, would be on May 26.

    If snow makeup days were required, the final day would be June 14.

    Once again this year, a survey was available for comments on the calendar proposal.

  • Student group continues work to preserve precious past of city of Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A group of Bullitt East High students dedicated to preserving the history of Mount Washington has taken on a new milestone of a project.

    The Youth Chamber of Preservationists (Youth COPS) recently presented its project to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The project, called “Milestone at the Crossroads,” is meant to promote the preservation of the community’s past by restoring, relocating and better displaying the historic 1830s turnpike mile marker in downtown Mount Washington, member Isaac Shelton said.