• Bardstown native gives back to alma mater

    Josh Payne wears many hats in the Bardstown City Schools district. He is the director for the Youth Services Center. He leads a group called Boys To Men, helping high school-aged boys to better futures. And he’s the assistant athletic director for Bardstown High School, where he also helps coach track and football.

    “I love to stay busy,” Payne said.

    Payne, a Bardstown native, has been back home working with Bardstown City Schools for about three years. Since then, he’s been assisting numerous students in the school.

  • St. Joseph students prepare for job market

    Friday morning, St. Joseph School eighth-graders walked up the second floor of Flaget Hall at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral as community members waited to prepare them for the job market they’ll enter when they get older.

    About 50 students were mock interviewed for a class project for various positions from being a soccer or basketball referee to working at Baskin-Robbins. Their mock interview followed nearly a month of preparation, as the students also had to prepare a cover letter and résumé and were taught how to properly be interviewed while in class.

  • Deadline for county Spelling Bee Feb. 12

     The Nelson County Civic Center will soon be buzzing with area students testing their skills as the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee approaches.

    The annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, is open to students from around the county, including private, public and parochial schools, and home school students.

    “We have 14 schools that are eligible to have a representative in the Spelling Bee,” said Farm Bureau agent Adam Wheatley. And typically, the event sees between 12 and 13 participants.

  • PHOTOS: 100 days of school

    Bardstown Middle School counselor Jeff Morning dressed up as “Zero the Hero” Thursday morning. Zero went to several classrooms at Bardstown Primary School, teaching students about how the number zero can change the value of other numbers, depending on its placement. Zero’s visit coincided with the 100th day of school for the Bardstown City Schools district. Several students dressed up as 100-year-olds, wearing oversized glasses, suspenders or fake facial hair.

  • Comedy fundraiser returning to Thomas Nelson High School

    When Tom Sobel’s daughter first came home from school trying to sell candy bars and magazine subscriptions to raise money for the class, it sparked an idea.

    Sobel, who works with Comedy Caravan in Louisville, has been working in comedy for about 40 years. Having already been doing fundraisers in Louisville, he decided “Why not bring that to the schools?”

  • Local high schoolers discuss Green Dot program training

    According to a fall 2014 state survey, more than 30 percent of 10th graders in the Lincoln Trail region say they were bullied at school.

    That number is too big for Jennifer Fowler, a violence prevention coordinator for Flaget Memorial Hospital, who is working with local schools to prevent bullying and other violence.

    Several community members and high schoolers snacked on pasta and salad from Fazoli’s at Flaget as they discussed their experience from violence prevention training midday Monday.


    Bardstown Elementary Students of the Month for November/December 2015 were named.



    Bardstown Primary School’s Tigerific Award recognizes students for their academic achievement and their positive attitude toward learning as demonstrated through the respect and cooperation they show fellow students and staff.

  • St. Catherine Academy, second quarter 2015-16 honor roll

    Perfect Attendance


    Kendal Dadisman

    Haylee Ellard

    Brylee Johnson

    First Grade

    Wade Carter

    Evan Hagan

    Micah Mahoney

    Second Grade

    Justin Covington

    Morgan Dadisman

    Cali Fulkerson

    Payton Thompson

    Third Grade

    Carlee Burd

    Emma Fulkerson

    Riley Hatfield

    Eric Reiter

    Lily Smith

    Fourth Grade

    Eli Hagan

    Carson Head

    Fifth Grade

  • Morris accepted to University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Brady Morris of Cox’s Creek for the upcoming academic year. UC welcomes Brady, a current student at Bardstown High School, to the class of 2020.