• Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    • Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.

  • TNHS students stand out at technology championship

    They may only have a few weeks of high school left, but two Thomas Nelson High School seniors are continuing to make their school proud after a successful trip to the state Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) championship.

    Nada Kaissieh, who has been technology-focused throughout her high school career, became the first student to host a state competition at the event in Lexington April 12.

  • St. Catherine Academy honor roll — third quarter

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    • Kindergarten

    Olivia Greenwell

    Olivia Thompson

    • First grade

    Kendal Dadisman

    Bo Girdley

    Emily Reiter

    Gracie Thornsberry

    • Second grade

    Wade Carter

    Riggs Griffith

    Olivia Mills

    • Third grade

    Owen Bryan

    Morgan Dadisman

    Madison Edelen

    Cali Fulkerson

    Cody Hart

    Madison Rogers

    Payton Thompson

    • Fourth grade

  • BHS science team experience individual success at regional competition

    Bardstown High School’s Science Olympiad team competed in the Bluegrass Regional Science Olympiad contest in Lexington on Saturday, March 4.

  • ATC students gearing up for state competition

    Several students from the Nelson County Area Technology Center are preparing for state competition this week for the state Skills USA conference.

    In March, the students traveled to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to take part in the regional conference, where some performed well enough to advance to the state competition in Louisville April 19-21.

    Doug McClure, a carpentry instructor with the NCATC, said his students had to construct certain items for the regional competition, including a small-scale wall.

  • Local residents earn degree from WGU

    The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on Feb. 11 and celebrated the graduation of more than 11,000 graduates.

    • Tiffany Mathers, of Bardstown, has received her bachelor of science in nursing

    • Haley Hardin, of Bardstown, has received her bachelor of science in business management

    • Patrina Drago, of Bardstown, has received her bachelor of science in nursing

  • University of Kentucky announces record dean’s list

    A record number of students made the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. The 7,408 students were recognized for outstanding academic performance.

    To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. 

    Nelson County students include:

    Lori Elizabeth Allen, junior, integrated strategic communication

  • Finn pledges Kappa Alpha Theta sorority

    Sally Ann Finn, a year at Centre College, has accepted an invitation to join Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

    The Greek community at Centre College consists of 11 national and international organizations, six fraternities and five sororities. Members are dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service, and social interaction.

    Finn is the daughter of Ellen and Daniel Finn of Bardstown and is a graduate of Bardstown High School.

  • Duncan named to dean’s list at WKU

    Taylor Duncan, of Bardstown, made the Dean’s list for the spring and fall semester at Western Kentucky University. This honor is awarded to students who maintain a 3.4 or higher grade-point average. She is the daughter of Danny and Julie Duncan of Bardstown, and is a graduate of Nelson County High School.