• High tech means high touch

    By Kim Lacy

    Aug. 5 was the first day of kindergarten for Jacob Ward as it was for lots of local children.  But Jacob’s day was made extra special by technology because he was able to share his first day with his dad even though his dad is more than 7,000 miles away in Kuwait.
    Thanks to his mom, Kendrea’s, iPhone and FaceTime, Dad got to come along as Jacob put on his school uniform and entered Bardstown Primary School for his first day of school.

  • Some students can earn bonus KEES for AP, other exams

    Kentucky high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches can earn bonus Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards for how well they do on certain advanced study exams.

    A student has to qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program only one year during high school to be eligible for these bonus awards.

  • Gowen receives doctorate
  • Michael Shepherd graduated from the University of Akron

    Michael Shepherd, of Bardstown graduated from The University of Akron.
    In all, the 3,000 candidates from 32 states and 28 countries earned 59 doctoral degrees; 114 juris doctor degrees; 670 master’s degrees; 1,833 bachelor’s degrees; and 402 associate degrees.
    Shepherd successfully completed the program requirements earning the Master of Applied Politics.

  • Local educator selected to participate in AP Reading

    Connie McDowell was selected to participate in the College Board’s annual AP Reading in AP Biology.

    Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. During the 2015 scoring sessions, more than 13,500 AP Readers evaluated more than 4.5 million AP Exams.

  • Oceans of information
  • 2015 Bardstown Elementary Egg drop
  • More U of L students leap-frog into sophomore, junior years

    Many students coming to the University of Louisville for the first time this fall won’t be known as freshmen because they’ve already earned enough credits to be classified as sophomores or juniors.

    Of the 2,825 incoming students who have enrolled thus far, 149 are sophomores and another 22 are juniors. Executive director of admissions Jenny Sawyer said that’s a new record for U of L but she’s not surprised.

  • Bardstown Board of Education Briefs

    New parent offers praises, suggestions to help families


    Bill Fulton, a parent who recently moved from Vermont and has two school kids currently enrolled at Bardstown City Schools came to the Board meeting to express his concerns and praises for the school system.

  • DYW competes Saturday

    Eleven local high school students will compete for scholarships and present themselves as role models to young women this weekend during the 2016 Distinguished Young Women Program.

    The scholarship competition serves as a way to inspire young women in the community to develop their full potential and become leaders.

    The program — open to juniors — judges the students on six factors: scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression, with each phase worth a certain percentage of their overall score.