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Education

  • New leader selected for Old Kentucky Home Middle School

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School will begin the school year under new leadership, as the school’s site-based decision making council voted Friday to select Jaime A. Smith as the school’s new principal.

    Smith comes to the district from LaRue County Public Schools. 

  • St. Catharine faculty losing jobs early

    St. Catharine faculty members were notified that most of them will lose their jobs a month earlier than previously announced, according to an email obtained by The Kentucky Standard.

    The email from St. Catharine College President Cindy Gnadinger, sent Monday afternoon, referenced a meeting earlier that day where faculty were notified their last payroll would be June 30.

  • Founders of St. Catharine College release statement on closing

    While the closing of St. Catharine College will leave the campus empty of students, the Domincan Sisters of Peace are not going anywhere, according to Prioress Sr. Patricia Twohill.

    In an open letter addressed to the “Central Kentucky Community,” Twohill speaks on behalf of the sisters, who founded the college in 1931.

  • St. Catherine Academy fourth quarter 2015-16

    Perfect attendance

    • Kindergarten

    Emily Reiter

    Gracie Thornsberry

    • First grade

    Evan Hagan

    • Second grade

    Owen Bryan

    Morgan Dadisman

    Cali Fulkerson

    Payton Thompson

    • Third grade

    Eric Reiter

    Lily Smith

    • Fourth grade

    Kate Ballard

    Eli Hagan

    Carson Head

    Madison Johnson

    • Fifth grade

    Lindsey Thompson

    Jacob Thornsberry

  • St. Catharine College dean’s, president’s and provost’s lists announced

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2015 semester.

    The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6-3.999. The following students from Nelson County were recognized for their academic achievement: Chance Bodine, Clay Druin, Leah Hill, Kindsay Miller-Riney, Christina Mudd, Tiffany Schutz, Brittany Smith, Christena Spratt, Morgan Stine, Lydia Tackett, Katie Wheatley, Rebecca Woford and Hannah Wolf.

  • Professional learning day helps teachers sharpen skills

    Teachers and educators from schools throughout Nelson County gathered May 23 at Old Kentucky Home Middle School for a day of professional learning.

    The day focused on collaboration, best practices and instruction while providing professional learning experiences in 11 specific focus areas.

  • New Haven welcomes Payton as principal

    New Haven School may be getting a new principal, but he is no stranger to the K-8 facility.

    Kevin Payton was unanimously voted in as the school’s principal Monday evening by the site-based decision making council.

  • Family upset over SCC scholarship

    Fran Blandford was a student at St. Catharine College when she was killed in a car crash in March 2000. Following her death, her parents, Albert and Mary Jane Blandford, established a scholarship fund in her memory. They also created the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the college campus and maintained that garden in the years since.

    Now Blandford’s family is upset, and they feel top St. Catharine officials have misled them and deceived them into signing over approximately $140,000 to the college shortly before announcing the school would close its doors.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland receives community grant from Bardstown Walmart
  • Bluegrass Christian Academy 2015-16 fourth nine weeks honor roll

    Preschool Class

    Fruit of the Spirit

    • Love — John Clayton Rogers

    • Joy — Luke Hedgespeth

    • Kindness — Ashlyn Easterling

    • Faithfulness — Noah Aaron

    Kindergarten Class

    Fruit of the Spirit

    • Joy — Eli Easterling

    • Patience — Kyle Kuehn

    • Kindness — Brady Matherly

    • Self-control — Davis Thompson

    First grade

    • A Honor Roll

    Ashken Aaron