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Education

  • Bluegrass Christian Academy end-of-year honor roll 2016-17

    First Grade

    • A Honor Roll

    Haden Bland

    Eli Eastering

    Brady Matherly

    • A/B Honor Roll

    Evie Hardin

    Kyle Kuehn

    Second Grade

    • A Honor Roll

    Luke Buckley

    Jake Carroll

    Mia Hardin

    • A/B Honor Roll

    Caitlyn Culler

    Nate Hedgespeth

    Presley Rice

    Maggie Runner

    Colin White

    Third Grade

    • A Honor Roll

    Bryndall Clutts

  • Decision territory discussed as district looks at staffing

    Stepping on the toes of site based decision making councils was a concern discussed by Nelson County School Board members Thursday night while looking at staffing allocations.

    The discussion started when Nelson County Schools Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith made the recommendation to increase allocation for extra teachers to allow Old Kentucky Home and Bloomfield Middle School an extra half-time position each.

  • Wonderful winter in Oz

    It’s been an unusual summer for some Bethlehem High School students.

    In fact, it’s been winter in the part of the planet where they met strange creatures, visited hobbit houses, climbed a volcano, marveled at a Maori war dance, watched whales and witnessed a dazzling light show in what has been called the “Emerald City” in the land of “Oz.”

    “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Lillie McDowell, 17, said of the journey “down under” to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

  • 15 earn GEDs from Springfield ECTC campus

    Approximately 15 people from Washington and Nelson counties received a second chance at entering the workforce with a high school degree recently.

    According to Wanda Lewis, an academic assistant with the Nelson and Washington County Adult Learning Centers, those 15 people graduated with GEDs at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College campus in Springfield.

    Everyone receiving a GED, she said, has their own story to tell and have faced unique challenges like pregnancy at an early age, drug addiction or dropping out of classes before high school.

  • EKU announces grads, deans awards and presidents awards

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,042 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2016 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 16-17.

    Graduates

    Bardstown

    • Jasmine Brionne Hazelwood, BSW – Social Work

    • John Tanner King, BA – Communication Studies

    • Jesse Dalton Roberts, BA - Anthropology

    • James Bertram Thompson, BA — Gen Studies in Business & Tech

    • Krystal Marie Bruner, BS -Criminal Justice

  • Campbellsville University honors its students, staff at awards day

    Campbellsville University honored students, faculty and staff at the recent annual Honors and Awards Day in Ransdell Chapel. Awards were presented in categories of Special Awards, Academic Awards, Servant Leadership Awards, Honors Graduates, Alpha Chi, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and Champions of Character.

    Awards were given as follows:

    Jonah Bradley, of Bardstown, received Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2016-17 Award

  • Bluegrass Christian Academy 2016-17 honor roll

    First Grade
    • A Honor Roll
    Haden Bland
    Eli Eastering
    Brady Matherly
    • A/B Honor Roll
    Evie Hardin
    Kyle Kuehn

    Second Grade
    • A Honor Roll
    Jake Carroll
    Mia Hardin
    • A/B Honor Roll
    Luke Buckley
    Nate Hedgespeth
    Presley Rice
    Maggie Runner
    Colin White

    Third Grade
    • A Honor Roll
    Bryndall Clutts
    • A/B Honor Roll
    Hailee Cissell
    Ryan Dickerson
    Henry Smith

  • Partnership offers summer reading help for kids

    As Ronda Bertrand’s group finishes their book Thursday, each child is handed a small paper character to act out the story and better understand what they have read. Across the room, Karen Scout’s and Karen Bain’s groups take turn reading allowed, while Brian Wright helps one of his students work through a challenging sentence. The extended activity at the Nelson County Public Library was not only engaging the kids on a summer morning, but helping them grow as readers as well.

  • Handloser named new OKH principal

    A candidate with both educational and personal ties to Old Kentucky Home Middle School was selected to be its new principal Friday afternoon. The school’s site based decision making council (SBDM) voted unanimously to hire Robin Handloser during a special-called meeting.

    “You had some stiff competition and they worked a lot of hours to figure out the best fit for this school and they feel like you are it,” Director of Student Support Services Bob Morris told Handloser of the SBDM’s selection.

  • County Schools have spots to fill as admins resign

    Nelson County Schools have welcomed two new principals this month with the selection of Tanya Jury at Nelson County High School and Robin Handloser at Old Kentucky Home Middle, but as the district fills these positions, others have come open.

    Last week, Assistant Principal Paige Wood informed Bob Morris, with the district’s human resources department, that she had been offered a position in Marion County and planned to resign.

    “This is bittersweet,” Wood wrote. “This is the only place I’ve worked for 26 years.”