• Transcript question leads to beneficial contract with ACT

    Scholarship eligibility and college admissions processes could now be improved for students in Nelson County Schools following a contract between the district and ACT, the organization that provides the college readiness assessment taken by high school juniors.

  • Twins receive matching academic honors, make separate college plans

    Twin seniors at Bethlehem High School have demonstrated a knack for academics, and their work is paying off.

    Hunter and Woody McCoy were recently announced as semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students join about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, and have a chance to compete for college scholarships to be offered in the spring. About 90 percent of semifinalists will attain finalist standing, and about half of those will win scholarships, according to a press release.

  • BCS approves demolition start for softball field upgrade

    Bardstown City School’s softball field will be getting an upgrade soon following discussion at the school board’s Sept. 19 meeting.

    Upgraded lighting has already been installed at the existing location near the Central Office, so instead of moving the field, it will undergo additional improvements, said Superintendent Brent Holsclaw.

    Some of those improvements include moving home plate about 25 feet forward to allow for improved seating, gating and screening the stadium, moving the dugouts to a more appropriate location, and other projects.

  • Physicians to Children to continue serving BCS health clinic

    Physicians to Children will continue to provide services for the Bardstown City Schools on-site health clinic after a unanimous vote from the school board Tuesday.

    The position came open earlier this year after Superintendent Brent Holsclaw announced the district would give other providers the opportunity to pursue the clinic, which recently completed its first year under Physicians to Children.

  • Nelson County Schools approves KASA to assist in superintendent search

    As the Nelson County Schools District moves forward in its search for a new superintendent, resources and help facilitating that search will come from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education approved KASA as the search firm it works with during the superintendent selection process at the end of its Tuesday night board meeting. The board will discuss further with KASA the services and resources the district would like to use.

  • Companies address mold concerns at Cox’s Creek Elementary

    Cox’s Creek Elementary School has received a “passing clearance” for air quality, but officials are working to get to the root cause of a possible moisture problem or other issue, which may have led to a widespread mold discovery earlier this year.

  • Mariam Haydon awarded scholarship
  • NCHS seniors school’s first to attend girls government program

    While Trevean Hall, Jacob Lanham and Dillen Sizemore attended Kentucky Boys State this summer at Campbellsville University, two Nelson County High School seniors were reportedly the first in the school’s history to attend the all-girl version of the program at the University of the Cumberlands in June.

  • City, County school boards to meet Tuesday, Sept. 19

    The Bardstown Independent School District Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth St. The agenda is as follows:



    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance


  • Sizemore represents Bethlehem High at Boys State

    The 2017 Kentucky Boys State Program saw representation of both public and private school systems in Nelson County this summer. Senior Dillen Sizemore represented Bethlehem High School at the summer event at Campbellsville University, after a friend and former participant recommended it.

    Sizemore had a small interest in government and politics before attending the program, but it turned out to be more than he expected. Overall, he said, it was an enjoyable and educational experience.