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Education

  • Holsclaw announces plan to retire from BCS

    Nelson County Schools will not be the only district in the area going into a school year under new leadership. Brent Holsclaw, who has served as Bardstown City Schools’ superintendent for 13 years, announced Tuesday afternoon his plans to retire from the position at the end of the year.

  • School closing message sent in error

    Bardstown Schools students’ hopes were quickly dashed Monday evening after a message claiming school was cancelled Tuesday proved false.

    At 6:44 p.m. parents started receiving automated messages that said, “Good morning. Do to inclement weather all Bardstown City Schools will be closed today. School-aged childcare will be open on normal schedule. thank you.”

  • Thomas Nelson Performing Arts Center hosts band concerts

    The Boston School Concert Band and several Nelson County Schools performed during a fall band concert, Dec. 5, in the new Thomas Nelson High School Performing Arts Center. Bands included The Boston and New Haven Schools Combined Concert Band, the Boston School Beginning Band, the New Haven School Concert Band and Thomas Nelson High School Symphonic Band.

  • Hamm graduates

    Lauren Christine Hamm, granddaughter of William and Sue Hagan of New Haven, graduated from Morehead State University on Saturday, Dec. 9. She received her ADN degree in nursing and plans to pursue her profession as an RN at a hospital in Lexington. She intends to continue her education by obtaining her BSN degree and master’s and become a nurse anesthetist.

  • 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

  • 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.”