• Hall, Rapier honored for years of service on School Board

    The Nelson County Board of Education celebrated the service of two individuals Tuesday with a reception honoring board member Nicky Rapier and Chairman Frank Hall.

    Current and past board members, friends and state officials honored Rapier, who has served on the board for eight years, and Hall, who has served for 36.

    “There’s just a few times in your life you cross paths with people that have an impact on you, and this was one of those times,” board member Damon Jackey said of serving with Rapier and Hall.

  • Local dance student lands role in the Nutcracker

    Taylor Edelen, daughter of Rob and Kim Edelen, accepted the role of the Snow Queen in Hardin County’s production of the Nutcracker. This is significant because it is the lead student role and Taylor has strived to achieve this role for years. She is currently a student at The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown. She has been studying ballet and jazz for almost twelve years. She will also be dancing as the Ballerina Doll and in the Waltz of the Flowers.

  • An hour of code

    There is a growing demand for jobs in computer science, but according to Code.org — a public nonprofit organization — half the country is not equipping students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field that “drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society.”

    On Friday, students at Bloomfield Elementary School joined a global Hour of Code movement dedicated to bringing computer science to students everywhere and show that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming.

  • Students encouraged to bring gadgets to class

    In this day and age, it is not uncommon to see students with a handheld device, whether it is a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

    In order to keep up with the times, several teachers throughout Bardstown City Schools have incorporated handheld devices into their classroom, a move most school officials say is beneficial because it incorporates what the students are accustomed to, and the possibilities in the classroom are endless.

  • ECTC students earn certificates from Soybean Association

    Ten students in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s diesel program were awarded certificates for successfully completing a 30-hour online course on the development, use and benefits of biodiesel fuel. The course was offered by the Kentucky Soybean Association and funded by local farmers to teach new and upcoming advances in biodiesel fuel technology.  The students had to complete the course with a score of 80 percent or better to qualify for the certificates.

  • Meadows’ work selected for The Notebook journal

    Dr. Becky Meadows, associate professor of English at St. Catharine College, was recently notified that her work titled “Chicken Wings” was selected to appear in the upcoming issue of The Notebook: A Progressive Journal about Women and Girls with Rural and Small Town Roots.The Fall 2014 issue, with Secrets, Betrayals, Lies and Regrets as its theme, is scheduled for release soon. To learn more about The Notebook, find it online at http://www.grassrootswomenproject.org/the-notebook.html.

  • Brookfield gives artist talk at FABS Gallery

    FABS members hosted a reception for St. Catharine College professor of art Bettye Brookfield and her “Five Uneasy Pieces” special art exhibit recently in the art gallery in Bardstown.

    In her artist talk, Brookfield spoke about her beginnings as an artist when she was a child, the importance of supporting creativity in children by parents and educators, the learning process connecting the arts to other studies, and the decision-making process for both.

    “Every brush stroke is a decision,” she said.

  • Astronomy Night Kickoff

    ​Luke Fries, with the Nelson County Extension Office, shot rockets off with students at Boston School for the Astronomy Night kickoff. 

  • Students perform fall concert at Thomas Nelson High School

    Students filled the room with music Tuesday night during the fall concert for the Southwestern Nelson County Performing Arts Department, held at Thomas Nelson High School.

    The concert saw performances from three groups — Thomas Nelson High School Band, Thomas Nelson Big Band and the middle school band comprised of New Haven and Boston students.

    The groups performed challenging music that included holiday and patriotic selections.