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Education

  • Schools celebrate Thanksgiving before holiday break

    Each student had his or her assigned task: make the mashed potatoes, open the green beans, butter the rolls, hang the decorations. Everyone had his or her role to play in making the mid-morning event come together, which is something Unitas Honor Academy focuses on.

    “We always want to teach our kids to recognize what they have to be thankful for,” said Andrea Hutchins, a teacher and co-founder of the school.

  • PHOTOS: Students display science projects

    Ms. Cambron’s class at St. Catherine Academy worked on science projects and studied poster elements in October. The students did experiments, made posters, and presented them. “Got Gluten” was done by Anna K. O’Bryan and “Bursting the Bubble” was done by Mae Wimsett.

  • PHOTO: Nelson County schools work together to help fight cancer
  • Nelson County seniors recognized by Wendy’s High School Heisman

    There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example — in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Recently, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized Benton McGill and Taylor Skrine from Nelson County High School and their dedication by naming them school winners.

  • ‘St. Joseph proud’

    Squirming excitedly in their seats and wearing their new shirts, the students and staff of St. Joseph Catholic School transformed the church into a mass of blue Friday morning as they gathered for the culminating event of a weeklong celebration. In the front row, former teachers and administrators sat with pride as they took part in the honor of learning the local private school was among those selected this year as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

  • Norman resigns from Nelson County School Board

    A Nelson County School Board member has resigned from his position after learning he was ineligible to serve because he is a county employee.

    David Norman, who has served as the board member for District 1 for three years, turned in his letter of resignation Tuesday night at the end of the Nelson County Board of Education meeting.

  • Norman resigns from school board

    UPDATE: This report has been updated to include information from the Office of the Attorney General regarding Norman's resignation and eligibility.

    A Nelson County School Board member has resigned from his position after learning he was ineligible to serve because he is a county employee.

    David Norman, who has served as the board member for District 1 for three years, turned in his letter of resignation Tuesday night at the end of the Nelson County Board of Education meeting.

  • HRC honors youth contest winners, NAACP

    Build bridges, not walls. This phrase was not only painted on a student art piece, but also acknowledged at the start of Tuesday’s award presentation for the Bardstown-Nelson County Human Rights Commission.

  • PHOTOS: Veterans Day 2017

    Area schools observed Veterans Day on Friday with assemblies and programs to recognize and honor veterans in the community as well as those who serve as staff members.

  • Federal government offers student loan forgiveness programs

    The federal government may forgive all or part of your student loans if you meet certain requirements. The forgiveness options for federal student loans, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), include:
    • Teacher loan forgiveness. To qualify, you must teach at least five full years in a low-income school in an eligible district. Depending on your field, you may have up to $17,500 in student loans forgiven.