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Education

  • Pleasant Grove students have ‘honor’ of saluting veterans

     PLEASANT GROVE - Recently the Honor Flight Program celebrated its 10th anniversary of honoring veterans by flying them to Washington, DC, to visit memorials and be celebrated by others for their services.

    Students from Pleasant Grove Elementary were able to participate in the anniversary, creating thank you cards and letters for the participating veterans.

    About 200 letters and notes were created by PGES students for the anniversary flight, according to Honor Flight volunteer Shila Ringo, who works at PNC Bank in Shepherdsville.

  • Old Mill set to get new school; Bullitt East to expand space

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Looking toward the future, the Bullitt County Public School System has purchased two pieces of property in the eastern portion of the county.

    Dr. Keith Davis, former superintendent, said that the purchase of land has started the process of building a new Old Mill Elementary.

    With the overcrowding problem at Bullitt East High and the lack of space for any additional expansions, the long-discussed plan to provide an option is coming to fruition, said Davis.

  • CGES’ Flachbart to be part of leadership course

     Cedar Grove Elementary School’s Bryan Flachbart has been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Flachbart is one of 40 principals around the Commonwealth who will begin a year-long executive level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. 

  • 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.