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Education

  • BCPS bus driver makes tasty honey

     A Blue Ribbon from the Kentucky State Fair is a very prestigious honor.

    Bullitt County Public School Bus Driver Mike Mabry was awarded his second Blue Ribbon in as many years for the amber honey created by bees on the 80-acre Mabry Cupio Lane Farm in western Bullitt County he shares with his wife, Wanda.

    “I was shocked but happy,” Mabry said. “It is flattering. The bees did a great job!”

    State fair judges liked the honey’s appearance and texture.

  • Bullitt County Arts Council scholarships

     Two Bullitt County High School seniors each received the $1,000 2018 Joyce Hall Cotton Scholarship Award made possible by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    LaKyra Mullins, a graduate of Bullitt Central High, plans to attend Morehead State University to pursue a master’s degree in music education.

    Ashley Seigle, a graduate of Bullitt East High, plans to pursue a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design.

  • Crossroads awarded continuation grant for Community Learning

     Crossroads Elementary School has received a major 21st Century Community Learning Center continuation grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    A total of $490,000 has been awarded for the center to continue providing services for the next five years.

    District Grant Writer Ashley Byrum explained the grant is a partnership between Crossroads, the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Office, and other partners such as the Bullitt County Library and Crossroads FRC.

  • Father, son emphasize need for college, career readiness

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Michael Paul Rippy Jr. was Bullitt Central High School’s top 2018 graduate and is majoring in finance as a University of Kentucky freshman.

    Michael Paul Rippy Sr. is a successful builder and project manager for EH Construction which built the college and career centers at Bullitt East and North Bullitt High Schools along with the major renovations at Mount Washington Elementary and Bullitt Lick Middle Schools.

    The father and son chose different paths…one selected the college pathway while the other opted for a career choice.

  • School tax proposed to increase

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Your tax rates paid to the Bullitt County Public School System could be on the rise.

    The school board will host a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 10, to listen to comments on the proposed tax rates.

    The proposal is to take the allowed increase but not fall into the area of exceeding the 4 percent hike, which could result in voter recall.

  • Security part of discussion for schools in county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One month into the new administration, and one week after the 2018-19 semester was underway, superintendent Jesse Bacon was ready to talk.

    Bacon suggested that the Bullitt County Public School Board hold a session to discuss the state of the district now that the start of the year was completed.

    For starters, Bacon wanted to make certain that all communications procedures between himself and the board members were satisfactory. He mentioned texting all members after a bus accident on opening day.

  • Lebanon Junction gets back to school in grand fashion

     LEBANON JUNCTION — For the second year, Lebanon Junction students were sent back to school knowing they have the support of their community.

    Hair cuts, face painting, hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones, bounce houses and more were available for children ages 6 to 12 who needed them at the Backpack Bash in the Wall Street Park.

    At the Turnaround Resource Center, 400 backpacks filled with school supplies awaited students of all ages. A total of 364 were given out in less than an hour. The extra backpacks were given to the school to distribute as needed.

  • BAMS students build some unique vehicles for GE project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some local students really had to push hard to get their project in gear.

    They had to make a car move forward… without any electrical power whatsoever.

    The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) Academy partnered with General Electric to complete a year-long project creating vehicles that could roll only with mass input, and without pushing or pulling force.

  • 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.