• NCHS choir performs in concert

    The Nelson County High School mixed choir along with several choirs performed concerts Dec. 4, in the Nelson County High School auditorium. The performances included the mixed choir, the Old Kentucky Home Wildcat Chorale, NCHS Advanced Singers and NCHS and OKHMS combined choirs.

  • Dekle named to Scholar’s lis

    Ben Dekle was named to the Scholar’s List at the Northern Kentucky University NKU College of Business for the Summer 2017 semester. Undergraduate students completing at least three semester hours and earning a grade-point average of 3.6 or greater receive the academic honor. Dekle, a 2015 Nelson County High School graduate, is completing his senior year.

  • REMINDER: Early start needed for updated immunization requirements for school

    Bardstown City and Nelson County school school districts are working to remind local families of updates in immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year as many will need to start doses now.

    The districts have made announcements about the requirements on school websites and Facebook pages.

  • Nelson County Schools Closed Jan. 8

     Nelson County Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 8 due to road conditions. Childcare centers remain open. The district has not called a Best Day. 

  • Nelson County School Board briefs from Jan. 4

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education met at the Central Office Thursday night for its January working session.

    At least two vie for board member vacancy

    As of Thursday, two formal applications had been submitted for the vacant board member position for District 1, which came open in November after David Norman’s resignation for ineligibility to serve.

  • Student enrollment affecting budget for Nelson County Schools

    Nelson County Schools has seen a drop in student enrollment and it is an issue that officials say will impact the district’s future finances as well as funding for staff.

    Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith discussed the issue with the Board of Education Thursday night at its January working session. Hockensmith spoke about the district’s average daily attendance, which he said is a “direct driver of state revenue.”

  • St. Catherine Academy’s benefit banquet set for Jan. 27

    As it has done for the last several years, St. Catherine Academy is gearing up for its annual Portraits of Excellence benefit banquet, the biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event is special, however, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the academy.

  • Boston appealing insurance decision that denied ‘LifeVest’ to help his heart

    UPDATE: The Go Fund Me account for Lance Boston reached its goal of $10,000 on Friday.

    Lance Boston’s heart is failing, and the Bardstown man is appealing his health insurer’s denial of a potentially life-saving wearable defibrillator.

  • Orr leaves district employment to serve Powell County Schools

    Anthony Orr is no longer an employee of Nelson County Schools after accepting an interim superintendent position in another county.

    Orr has taken a position as interim superintendent for Powell County Schools, according to an announcement from the Powell County Board of Education, which hosted a public meet-and-greet Thursday night to introduce Orr. The Clay City Times, a newspaper covering the Powell County area, reported that Powell County Schools Superintendent Michael Tate resigned effective Jan. 1 after 35 years in education.

  • NCHS student, staff recognized for work on Green Dot program

    A Nelson County High School sophomore, Avery Curtsinger, was recognized Wednesday for winning a social media campaign for the local Green Dot Program. Curtsinger was awarded a Chromebook, which was received on his behalf by Shannon Layman, coordinator for the Fusion Youth Services Center, which coordinates the program for Nelson County Schools.

    “All the kids were asked to use the hashtag #BeGreen,” said Jennifer Fowler, violence prevention coordinator with KentuckyOne Health.