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Education

  • 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. 

  • Bernheim Forest honored for Little Free Library

     CLERMONT – Bernheim’s Little Free Library has been recognized as a Little Free Library of Distinction for having a unique or exceptionally creative and inspiring design. 

    Bernheim credits Mrs. Fox’s 2017 fourth grade class at Mount Washington Elementary for their vision, and Bernheim member and champion woodworker John Beckner for his expert craftsmanship.

  • Don’t let graduation cause shattered dreams

     HEBRON ESTATES - Each year the North Bullitt High School Youth Services Center presents its “Day of Shattered Dreams” event to warn senior students about the dangers of impaired driving prior to their prom.

    This year’s event theme was Eagles Soaring Purpose: Death Defying Decisions.

    The event included a fatal wreck scene, with students and their family members portraying an accident caused by drunk driving.

  • Special ceremony in honor of Cadet Day at NB

     HEBRON ESTATES - Members of the North Bullitt High School JROTC program understand what it means to honor the military on Memorial Day.

    But during a special day for its own members, known annually as Cadet Day, two of their own were honored in a special fashion.

    Jesse Schott, a current JROTC member, has been recognized throughout the year while continuing to fight physical issues related to a brain tumor.

    As part of Cadet Day, JROTC instructor 1SG Gene Siler invited Team Fastrax to participate in a special ceremony honoring Schott.

  • Local schools excel at state History Day

     All eight Bullitt County Public School elementary students participating in Kentucky’s National History Day competition at in Lexington earned honors.

    Kyndra Nalley and Reagan Manco of Lebanon Junction took First Place in State in Elementary Group Performance - Patriot Versus Loyalist:  A conflict for personal freedom.

  • Shane Ritter has state’s top essay on grandmother

     Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter used personal circumstances to pen an award-winning essay about his grandmother, Kathy Lynn Thompson.

    While Shane’s parents are incarcerated, he is being raised by his grandmother, hence the inspiration for My Champion.

  • LIVING HISTORY

     A special exhibit filled the gym of Old Mill Elementary recently.

    Visitors from throughout the city walked in to find 79 historical statues placed in multiple rows. The statues stood quiet until the guest stepped on their button on the floor, activating the figure to come alive and share a monologue about his or her life.