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Education

  • Students found on OKH roof at night, alleged threat made against staff member

    While preparing for a dance at Old Kentucky Home Middle School Monday night, several staff members discovered students on the roof of the school building.

    According to a letter sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, the discovery was made between 8 and 9 p.m. Monday when staff heard noises coming from the roof and went outside to investigate. Three OKH students, not identified in the letter, were found on the roof. The school’s assistant principal and police were contacted, as were the students’ parents.

  • McDonald’s awards Thomas Nelson student $2,500 scholarship

    One Nelson County student will find it a little easier to pay for college this fall thanks to a scholarship from local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK). Thomas Nelson High School student Nada Kaissieh was recognized and awarded with a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in a ceremony May 9, at the Greater Louisville Medical Society.

  • PHOTO: St. Joseph drama club presents musical

    The St. Joseph Middle School Drama Club presented Hippie FlowerPower Musical on Friday, April 28, directed by Jill Vittitow.

  • Pulliam graduates

    Jay Pulliam graduated from St. Clair County High School in Odenville, Ala., May 14, with a 4.3 grade-point average. He was salutatorian of his class and will be attending the University of Alabama-Birmingham majoring in physical therapy. He received scholarships from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and from Illinois Postmasters.

    He is the son of Jerry Pulliam, a 1978 graduate of Nelson County High School and the grandson of Marion and Donna Pulliam, of Bardstown.

  • PHOTOS: Field day fun

    Students around the county had fun during field day events Friday.

  • PHOTOS: Bethlehem sends off class of 2017

    Bethlehem High School held its 105th commencement ceremony May 21 at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater. All 62 students in the class of 2017 were accepted to college, and 97 percent are going to college this year. The others are going into the military or the workforce. The class also had the highest SAT average score of any Bethlehem class ever, 25.5.

  • Former teachers, parents call for superintendent’s ouster

    Allegations that Nelson County Schools has a bullying problem — not just with students, but with district leadership — was a theme among comments Tuesday night as parents, educators and community members accused Superintendent Anthony Orr of being a root cause of problems.

    For 30 minutes, Orr listened as nine people approached the podium one by one to express concerns about school safety, disruptive classrooms, school performance, changing staff and, ultimately, how fixing those issues would start by ousting the superintendent from his seat.

  • Prom 2017 - Part II

    Nelson County High School and Bethlehem High School both held proms Saturday evening.

    NCHS celebrated at St. Joe Parish Hall and Bethlehem celebrated at Old Kentucky Home State Park. Both events saw a large turnout of parents, families and friends to watch the students enter.

  • Egg hatching helps kids learn about life

    Bardstown Primary School second graders have been learning about life with a hands-on embryology project. For the past few weeks, the students in Allen Best’s class have observed eggs in an incubator and have used lights to watch how the embryos develop.

    By Wednesday night, several of the eggs had hatched and the students came to school surprised to find fuzzy chicks in their place.

    “It’s one day they’ll never forget,” Best said.

  • Quarles speaks to FFA students

    The cafeteria at Nelson County High School was packed Thursday night with FFA members, parents and special guests gathered together for an end of the year banquet.

    The event included recognition of members in various competitions and accomplishments, and the exiting of FFA officers. Among the guests, which included district officials and state legislators, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles shared a message with the room.

    “It is an honor to be back in Nelson County,” Quarles said. “This is a great agricultural county.”