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Education

  • Local students qualify for state STLP

     Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Maryville’s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group’s project was on bully prevention.

  • January month to honor school board members

     Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Bullitt County Public School District is joining in the celebration.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education is composed of Dolores Ashby, Debby Atherton, Lorraine McLaughlin, Darrell Coleman and Diane Thompson. 

    The board meets twice a month (work session on the second Monday; regular meeting the fourth Monday). 

    All meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center. 

  • Second Chances program 'Batty for Bats'

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.

  • Icy conditions close down schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the superintendent of schools gets stuck on an icy hill, you can bet that he’s not going to put others at risk.

    Dr. Keith Davis found himself stuck on Brooks Hill Road Monday morning.

    After his first call to delay classes by two hours due to icy spots, Davis quickly found out that it was too risky to hold school.

  • No school Feb. 19 and 20

     There will be no classes held at Bullitt County Public Schools on either Monday, Feb. 19, or Tuesday, Feb. 20.

  • Flachbart selected new principal at Cedar Grove

     Cedar Grove Elementary School’s new principal is Bryan Flachbart.

    “I am extremely excited to be joining the incredible families, faculty, and staff of the Cedar Grove Elementary community,” he said.

    This is Flachbart’s first time leading a school after serving as assistant principal of Lancaster Elementary School in Garrard County.

  • Hamilton selected to lead district’s elementary education program

    Sheri Hamilton spent what she thought were the final seven months of her post-retirement career as an administrator until another door opened.

    Please welcome her back to Bullitt County Public Schools as the new Director of Elementary Education after current director Adrienne Usher accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

  • Schools may be out on Feb. 20 for election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- When elections are held, Kevin Mooney has access to the schools.

    However, with a special election for the 49th District set for Feb. 20, Mooney was faced with the dilemma -- school was set to be in session.

    Relief may be in sight.

    The Bullitt County Public School will meet tonight at 6 p.m. and one topic will be to shut down classes on that date.

    But it appears there will be no choice but to close classes.

  • Family hopes third transfer for children will be last

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The most recent school redistricting plan was approved by the Bullitt County in November.

    In December, some families were still feeling the ramifications and fearing more.

    Jessica Donaldson, a mother of three, has lived near the KOA Campground since 2001, a border area always mentioned during redistricting plans.

    Donaldson address the school board after its most recent decision to redistrict her home, making the third time she will watch her children change schools.

  • 10 seek superintendent’s job

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A search committee is now in place to help select the next superintendent of Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Phil Eason, superintendent services representative with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), said 10 applications were collected for the position, all of them from Kentucky, including three with previous superintendent experience.

    A screening committee was organized, featuring seven members to help select the best candidates from the applications based on the board’s suggested criteria.