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Education

  • Local parochial schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    Throughout the past week, private schools in the area celebrated National Catholic Schools Week with various activities and liturgies.

    The celebration was a way for parochial schools to honor students, parents and faculty members alike.

    For local students and officials, Catholic schools offers a different kind of learning environment, one where they can expand on their faith and have more one-on-one interactions.

  • District sees increase in number of students getting breakfast

    More Bardstown City Schools students are eating breakfast than ever before, according to the 2014 Nutrition and Physical Activity Report. The district also experienced a decline in the amount of students approved for free or reduced lunches.

    Cara Blackmon, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, presented the annual report card at the Bardstown City School Board meeting earlier this month.

  • Former UK basketball players speak to students about hard work and perseverance

    Students at St. Joseph School were mesmerized as they walked into the school’s gym Thursday morning, taking notice of two former University of Kentucky basketball players in attendance.

    The former athletes — Cameron Mills and Jarrod Polson — were at the Catholic grade school for an assembly, where they taught students how hard work and perseverance would help them achieve their goals in life.

    Mills, who was on the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Championship teams, told students that the path to achieve their goals would be difficult at times.

  • New Haven School second quarter honor roll

     

    All “A” Honor Roll    

    Dylan Clark, Giovanni Formentin, Jeremy Newton, Mason Blanford, Dylan DeWitt, Emily Hines, Amelia Magruder, Neer Patel, Brandon Rapier, Emma Reiter, Blake Walker, Kendall Wooten, Jacob Cecil, Leah Combs, Mary Beth Mattingly, Whitney Newton, Amber Pendleton, Sydni Rust, Whitney Wimsatt, Ross Cecil, Hannah Webb, Kaitlyn Burba, Jennifer Dones, Marissa Keith

    A/B Honor Roll

  • St. Joseph students make All-State Choir

    In November 2014, 11 students from St. Joseph Grade and Middle School made the KYACDA All-State Choir held in Bowling Green. They are under guest directors from across the country and sing in 200 voice choirs with their peers. St. Joseph All State Choir Members are front row, Mya Filiatreau, Lauren Duerr, Kyra Mills, Isabella Riggs, Sean Mills, back row, Eli Raymond, Nic Terrell, Luke Hagan, Theodore Bruns, Valerie Cambron, Director Jill Vittitow.

  • DANGEROUS LANGUAGE: Why parents should pay attention

    By now, most parents know the acronyms “LOL” and “OMG.”

    But for those adults trying to monitor their children’s tweets, texts and tags, the feeds can read like a different language thanks to an unofficial code popular with many teens and tweens.

    But experts say parents need to crack the code if they are going to responsibly monitor their children’s lives online.

    “Monitoring is about the best way” to keep kids safe, said Karen McCuiston, resource center director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

  • Internet: The perilous playground

    Dangers that kids can encounter online range from engaging in inappropriate conversations, viewing or posting information and photos they shouldn’t, befriending and talking to strangers and anonymously harassing or bullying others. The problem of not knowing who a teen is friends with online or what they’re doing is a very real issue and one that can hit close to home, experts say.

  • Morehead State University Dean’s List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the 2014 Fall Semester includes the following local students:

    Hollyn Howard of Bardstown

    Gabrielle Becker, of Cox’s Creek

    Vincent Pike, of Bardstown  

  • Local student named to Dean’s List at Brescia University

    New Haven student Samantha Lee Johnson, a sophomore studying human services, was named to the Brescia University Fall 2014 Dean’s List for completing 12 credit hours with a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Bardstown resident named to Dean’s List at Providence College

    Gabrielle Manion, a resident of Bardstown, and a member of the class of 2018, has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.