• School district saves nearly $1 M in energy costs over past year

     Thanks to awareness and conservation, Bullitt County Public Schools avoided $931,000 in energy costs during the 2017-2018 school year.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph said little things such as turning off lights and unplugging appliance add up to big savings.

    “Employees who are vigilant about energy savings make an impact on the school system’s budget as well as the planet,” she said.

    Since partnering with ENERGY STAR 11 years ago, total cost avoidance has exceeded over $6 million.

  • School district awarded $54,000 WHAS Crusade grant

     Bullitt County Public Schools was awarded a $54,000 grant from the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The funds will be used to enhance education for approximately 500 special needs students at all grade levels by purchasing occupational and physical therapy equipment, curriculum and assistive technology devices.

  • Thirty-four local graduates earn Sen. Jeff Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT --  Thirty-four recent high school graduates from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree. 

  • School board increases tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By a 4-1 vote, the Bullitt County Public School Board has once again increased the school tax by a maximum 4 percent rate.

    The vote took place during a special meeting on Monday night. Board member Darrell Coleman was the lone vote against the rate.

    Bullitt County residents will now pay 73.2 cents per $100 of assessed real and personal property.

    BCPS finance director Lisa Lewis said the estimated increase in revenue would add an estimated $3 million, to a proposed overall total of about $45 million.

  • 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.