• Rapier wins Distinguished Young Women contest

    One Nelson County high school senior won thousands of dollars in scholarships and will have the opportunity to win more early next year.

    Mary Grace Rapier was named the winner of Nelson County’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship contest. Rapier is a senior at Bardstown High School.

    Considered the largest and oldest national scholarship program for young women in high school, DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, was founded in 1958 and has had more than 700,000 participants across the country.

  • Rouse is new Horizons Academy principal

    Although Scott Rouse loves a good challenge, the new principal at Horizons Academy can see a firm foundation for success already in place here.

    “As we reviewed Mr. Rouse’s diverse experiences and conducted interviews, Scott’s strength as a leader, teacher, and model for students made a compelling reason to get him on board.  He has already begun to add to our momentum in the right direction at Horizons,” said Superintendent Anthony Orr.

  • You should know these financial aid terms

    As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

    • Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of scholarship requires students to provide certain services. If they don’t provide the service, the scholarship becomes a loan.

    • Cost of attendance. The total cost of one year of college: tuition, fees, room, meals, supplies, transportation and personal items.

  • UPS expands education programs statewide with housing benefit

    UPS has announced a significant enhancement to its educational assistance programs available to employees working at Worldport, the company’s main air hub, located at Louisville International Airport. The UPS Kentucky LOOP (Living Options and Opportunities Path) program adds a housing benefit to existing UPS tuition benefits for students who reside in more than 100 Kentucky counties.

  • ECTC announces Springfield campus promotions
  • Weekend race to determine who is the ‘Fastest in Town’

    Preschoolers and preteens alike who boast about being the fastest among their friends will have a chance to prove it this weekend.

    The Fastest in Town event will start 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bardstown High School running track. The event, geared toward 3-to-12-year-olds, is a 60-yard-dash to determine who is the fastest in town and is also a fundraiser for the Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.

  • Leader-focused lessons spreading throughout county school district

    When Korbin Thompson’s name is drawn, he grabs the pointer and taps a position posted on the wall. For the next week, he will be the “line leader” for Lisa Elder’s class at the Nelson County Early Learning Center. 

  • Nelson County School Board meeting briefs from Aug. 16

    Change orders approved

    The board approved two change orders involving roofing and construction at the Nelson County Early Learning Center. A change order for Nu-Way Roofing, Inc. adds about $4,000 to install new wood blocking to a vented nail base. But Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith said the addition allows for M&J Construction Inc., to cut out a portion of work, resulting in a decrease of around $8,000 for a change order. The result is about a $4,000 credit to the district between the two orders.

  • ‘Bubbles and bunny tails’

    Keep your hands to yourself. Don’t talk loud in the hallway. Sit with your legs criss-cross-applesauce.

    Rules to live by in school. But those rules often have to be taught, and Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center takes a deliberate approach to acclimating 3- and 4-year-olds to their new environment.

  • BCS board approves 3 percent tax increase

    The Bardstown Board of Education approved a tax rate that would generate a 3 percent increase in revenue Tuesday afternoon during its regular monthly meeting.

    The tax rates are 79.7 cents per $100 on real estate and personal property, and 53.1 cents per $100 on motor vehicles. The tax rates on real estate and personal property are expected to produce slightly more than $8.7 million combined for the district. Motor vehicle taxes are expected to produce about $428,000.