• Ervin joins BCPS district technology team

     Timing can be a weird and wonderful element in a professional educator’s career.

    After a few years in a kindergarten classroom, Kali Ervin had the opportunity to become an elementary school library media specialist. She applied and was accepted.

    Then a brand new door opened…district Technology Integration Specialist.

    Being the conscientious individual she is, Kali struggled with inner emotions. Could she give up a new position to seek what she considered a dream job? She did not want to frustrate her new principal.

  • Esterle selected district pupil personnel director

    Maryvillle Elementary School Principal Ruth Esterle has been named Director of Pupil Personnel following the retirement of Pat Smith-Darnell.

    She moves from her principal’s position at Maryville Elementary to central office.

    “I am super excited!” she said as she and her staff focus on all matters of student attendance.

  • Summer full of Learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Learning doesn’t stop in the summer and Old Mill Elementary students have been keeping their teachers on their toes.

    Throughout the summer, the school has hosted multiple camps for its students.

    During the kindergarten camps, incoming kindergarteners were given a glimpse of their futures in the classroom thanks to funding by Metro United Way and the Family Resource Center.

    The Family Resource Center also sponsored a STEAM and a LEGO camp for incoming first to fifth graders.

  • Back to School 2018-19

     With the rare exception of having a little rain on Wednesday, opening day appeared to go well for students in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Mount Washington Elementary was a busy place on Wednesday morning as youngsters got off the bus and were busy in the classroom.

    By the third day on Friday, 12,622 students were in class. This is down from the third day a year ago where 12,861 students were in class.

  • School bus accident results in road closure; no injuries

     BROOKS - Opening Day became even more exciting for North Bullitt students riding home on bus #1342.

    The school bus went off the roadway at the intersection of Brooks Hills Road and Wilderness Road Wednesday afternoon.

    According to Joe Shepherd, Bullitt County Public Schools director of pupil transportation, the bus was headed eastbound on Brooks Hill, attempting to make a sharp right turn onto Wilderness.


     It was a damp day in Bullitt County, but the smiles on the students' faces weren't washed away on opening day.

  • Brown retires after 20 years of educating about health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If the Bullitt County Health Department has taught anything in the past 20 years, the odds are high that Cynthia Brown was involved.

    When Brown started at the health department in October 1997, there wasn’t a health education department to be found.

    Now it has become a staple in the community with a team of four educators prepared to keep her legacy alive as she enters retirement.

    For Brown, it wasn’t a one-person show but rather a community effort that has helped health education to thrive in the county.


     The new school year is now underway.

    Around 13,000 students will make up the Bullitt County Public School System, with hundreds of others in private schools.

    First, we welcome new superintendent Jesse Bacon to the county. We throw our total support behind our new leader.

    Second, we welcome the teachers -- both returning and the dozens of others who are coming here for the first time to be part of a great system -- and the administrators.

  • Backpacks for the new school year

     Thanks to employees at several local businesses, 300 students will have  backpacks filled with school supplies.

    The employees of Gordon Food Service contributed 300 backpacks.

    First Harrison Bank and the Sleep Inn in Shepherdsville donated the school supplies. Faith Portman, one of the organizers of HOPE, said the backpacks will go to participants in the HOPE homeless program, as well as those recommended by the various Family Resource Centers for schools in the Shepherdsville area.

  • Students must have shots to begin new year

     FRANKFORT -- As Bullitt County students prepare to head back to school this week, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children and teens are up-to-date on their vaccines. 

    The Commonwealth’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include new requirements for Hepatitis A and Meningococcal vaccines.