• CASA collaborates with Bullitt County School System to help children

     The Bullitt County CASA program was contacted by Kosair Charities about starting a Back to School drive to help the youngsters in the program.

    With the assistance of Pat Smith Darnell, director of pupil personnel with the school system, several schools without Family Resource Centers were targeted for assistance.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL...A smooth start

     It was a very smooth start to the 2015-16 school year in Bullitt County.

    And the number of students in the school system continues to grow.

    The biggest issue in many of the schools will be how to deal with classes which exceed the state-mandated maximum.

    Over the course of the next week or so, school officials will be working on ways to bring all classes into compliance.

  • Tracks, rest room will be re-bid later this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Scott Kremer keeps looking for a nugget of good news to bring to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    The owner of Studio Kremer Architects won’t get that opportunity for at least the next several months.

    Kremer was commissioned to lead a project that would improve track and field conditions at each of the high schools.

    As part of that project, North Bullitt High School was seeking to have rest room renovations at the football field.

  • Many reasons to be optimistic about our newest generation

     I saw a graphic the other day that showed Americans’ confidence in various major US institutions (the military, small business, organized labor, the police, newspapers, organized religion, Congress, etc.) and compared today’s level with historical averages.

    Unfortunately, it was generally negative, in that all but two (the military and small business) institutions are afforded less confidence now than the historic average of this Gallup Poll (by the way, they didn’t ask about Americans’ confidence in opinion polls).

  • Davis awarded with national recognition

     Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis has been selected for the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC)/Ball State University annual Administrator Award.

    Davis will be formally recognized during NAGC’s Ceremony of Excellence in November in Phoenix, AZ.

    In characteristically humble fashion, Davis credited his team as the ones making the difference in local gifted education.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County 4-H program hosted a Super Star Chef Camp, a program through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

    The camp promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed Connection, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland.

  • Middle, high schools ready to get year started; college, career still main focus

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opening day at the middle and high school level features a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation.

    Students are eager to return and meet friends, while teachers are encouraged about the endless possibilities of preparing young minds for success.

    Here’s a look at some of the new things students and parents can look forward to when the BCPS school year begins on Wednesday:


    Principal Troy Kolb’s big message for all Bernheim students is to become distinguished by excellence.

  • Price may determine immediate fate of remodeling vs. two new school buildings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The planning for renovation work at two elementary schools had already been put into place.

    Principals at Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary schools had worked with staff members, central office personnel and architects to devise a way that massive renovation work could be done while classes were in session.

    However, as each of the projects came in well over budget, the future of the work could be in doubt.

  • Schools focused on continuing positive movement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students probably enjoyed the fact that classes in Bullitt County will start a week later than in past years.

    But, the maintenance crew of the school system may have enjoyed the extra few days of summer break even more.

    Ready or not, an estimated 13,000 students will be returning to the classrooms on Wednesday.

    “I think we’re ready,” said superintendent Keith Davis. “But I think that extra week really helped us in building readiness.”


     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.