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Education

  • Bloomfield Middle School hires new principal

    A new face will be overseeing the halls of Bloomfield Middle School come August. Traci Burke was voted in Monday by the BMS Site-Based Decision-Making Council as new principal for the local middle school.

    “I am thrilled to have Ms. Burke lead Bloomfield Middle School as she joins our Nelson County team,” Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr said in a press release.

    At a reception following the vote Monday, Orr said the council believed Burke met the expectations described by community members who had provided feedback through a survey.

  • Fischer named recipient of first Netherland music scholarship

    A scholarship is allowing one student to pursue her love of music while remembering a classmate who sang every day.

    Victoria Fischer, 18, of Bardstown, has been awarded the first Samantha Netherland Memorial Music Scholarship.

    The $500 scholarship was started last year by family members of Samantha Netherland, a Bardstown High School student who was found murdered along with her mother, Kathy, in their home in April 2014. The case remains unsolved.

  • Polson shows off skills at OKH

    Former University of Kentucky basketball player Jared Polson showed off his winning form during a KPREP rally at Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

  • St. Catharine professor commissioned by Kentucky Arts Council for Gov. Awards
  • President Huston Retires

    Hundreds gathered in the Emily W. Hundley Library on the campus of St. Catharine College May 20 to celebrate the career of Huston as president of the college. Huston served 18 years in the position and retired from the presidency at the end of June. He received an honorary doctorate from the college, a blessing sent from the Pope, a blessing from the Dominican Sisters of Peace and many words of well wishes during his retirement reception.
     

  • >>Education foundation presents check

    On May 12 The Nelson County Education Association presented a check to Frank Hall for his dedication and service to the southern district while serving on the Nelson County School Board. Also accepting the donation on behalf of the New Haven, Rolling Fork Fire Department was Ronnie Greenwell, fire chief. KEA is the only organization that works full time to promote, protect and improve Kentucky’s public schools. Allena Beeler on behalf of Paul Monin, president of the local KEA/NEA, presents the donation.

  • Science of superheroes

    Whether it’s Spiderman’s webs, Ironman’s energy or Superman’s ability to fly, science plays a role in every superhero’s story.

    That lesson was taught to kids at the Nelson County Public Library last week when Professor Greybeard (John Wicks) presented “The Science of Superheroes.”

    The event was part of the national Summer Reading Program’s theme “Be a HERO…Read.”

  • New rules mean lessons are on even if snow cancels classes

    The worry of learning loss and extended school calendars may soon be at an end with legislation affecting the upcoming school year.

    A press release from The Kentucky Department of Education notified the community that 44 school districts could continue learning even when kids can’t come to school, including Nelson County.

  • Photos: Science of superheroes

     Professor Greybeard, with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys, brought the science behind America's favorite superheroes to the Nelson County Public Library. Check out these photos from the event:

  • Tina Lee named to UC President’s List

    Tina Lee, of Loretto, was named to University of the Cumberlands’ President’s List for the 2015 spring semester.

    To be eligible, students must have achieved a grade of “A” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 4.00.