• Academic achievers

    Two Bethlehem High School students have officially been named 2015 National Merit Semi-Finalists — the only two in Nelson County to receive the distinction.

    Catherine Terrell and Colton Stinger said they’re thrilled about being named semifinalists, not only because it looks good to colleges, but because it also signifies the hard work they’ve put into their schoolwork over the years.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Terrell said of her achievement. “I’d love to get finalist. That would be pretty cool.”

  • Nelson County Schools increases per pupil spending

    Following discussion at a special called meeting of the Nelson County School Board in which the district set a tax rate that would result in a 4 percent increase in revenue, board members voted unanimously to increase per-pupil spending from $100 to $117.

    The decision came after Chairman Frank Hall had asked if the increase would be possible, believing it would greatly benefit the schools’ site-based councils’ ability to provide resources.

  • Copier contract aimed to cut cost, increase efficiency

    The Nelson County Schools District has decided to move forward with a district-wide contract with Ricoh that will allow every school building in the district to receive new copier machines and printers.

  • Bardstown City School Board briefs

    Working budget approved

    Members of the Bardstown City School Board approved the district’s 2015 working budget during a meeting last week.

    Dr. Patrick Hagan, director of finance and business, described it as a “break-even budget,” and expects the district to have an ending balance of around $800,000.

    He said the working budget includes a $20,000 Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust, or KSBIT, payment.

  • Bethlehem High School presents "The Diviners"
  • Murals bring culture of area closer to students

    Upon entering Cox’s Creek Elementary, students are now greeted by a mural of a bulldog — the school’s mascot — accompanied by the words “We Dig Learning.”

  • SCN donates to Bethlehem
  • Budget influences approach to enrollment, staffing



    Enrollment for Nelson County Schools this year slightly surpassed the district estimation of 4,520 students — excluding preschool enrollment numbers — which could lead to a change in allocating teaching positions.

  • Reding of Howardstown named to Benedictine College Dean’s List

    Benedictine College announced James Reding, of Howardstown, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2014. James Reding is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Reding, of Howardstown. Any full time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade- point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the Dean’s List. Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students on campus for the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, 462 made the Dean’s List.

  • 19 students from Nelson County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Nineteen students from Nelson County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 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.