• STATE ASSESSMENTS: Schools improve overall in reading, drop in math

    State assessments released at the end of September show mixed results for area school districts, with improvements in some areas over the prior year, and needs identified in others.

    For Bardstown Independent Schools, a focus has been placed on focus groups.

    With a need identified among a small student population in middle school reading and high school writing a few years ago, the focus groups allow the district to identify each student and see exactly what his needs are to help him obtain the appropriate interventions.

  • State looking into Nelson County Schools

    Nelson County Schools Interim Superintendent Tom Brown confirmed Friday morning by phone that officials with the Office of Education Accountability had paid a visit to the district sometime before fall break.

    Brown said he was not given much information as to what the OEA was looking for, and School Board Attorney Terry Geoghegan declined to comment at this time because it was an open investigation.

    Brown said he believed a report could be given to the district within a few weeks regarding the investigation.

  • New books at the Nelson County library


    Tim Hartford — “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.”

    Chris Jericho — “No is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life.”

    Dale Bredesen — “The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reserve Cognitive Decline.”

    Thomas J. Brennon — “Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back From War.”


    Sue Grafton — “Y is For Yesterday.”

  • Thomas Nelson Student Organization Council
  • NCHS students celebrate AP success
  • Students learn lesson in philanthropy

    Area kids are learning how to make an impact in the world by helping others in need, and their efforts are taking place at school.

    Friday morning, third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary helped load dozens of boxes into the back of a truck that will make its way to Texas over fall break. The boxes, which included clothing, water, school supplies and more, will be hand-delivered to five different elementary schools in Texas whose students have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

  • State assessment data changes

    Last year, some schools celebrated their proficient or distinguished designations when it came to state assessments, but changes brought on by a new accountability system in transition mean rankings and labels are things of the past.

  • Hampton cuts ribbon on The Lift at ECTC

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton attended the ribbon cutting of The Lift, a new lounge area at Elizabethtown Community Technical College, that will be utilized as part of the First Year Experience initiative. Pictured are Hampton with FYE Success Coaches Amber Phillips, far left, and Susan Cooper, far right, and FYE student ambassadors.

  • NCELC students get creative on ‘Dot Day’

    Nelson County Early Learning Center student Trent Sinclair shows off his dot portrait. Sawyer Gerage concentrates on assembling her own dot project during International Dot Day, Friday, Sept. 15. On that day NCELC students joined their counterparts from all over the world to “make their mark” and get creative with dots. Trent and Sawyer are students in Krista Wasson’s 4-year-olds class.

  • Time to start repaying student loans

    If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help.

    One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled payment amount. If you ask your lender to apply the extra to the principal, you will pay less interest over the life of your loan.