• Cumberlands confers 927 degrees

    On May 6, University of the Cumberlands conferred 927 degrees during the annual commencement ceremonies.

    “We are proud of our institution and of our graduating seniors,” said Dr. Larry Cockrum, UC President. “Today, the University family pauses to recognize you and the significance of this milestone in your life and the life of the University.”

    Graduating were the following local individuals:

    Cory Brown of Cox’s Creek, who earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree

  • Campbellsville celebrates record number of graduates

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, of Campbellsville University, presided over a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees May 12 and 13.

    For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion, of all academic requirements.

    The number, of graduates and actual number, of commencement ceremonies are both record breaking.

    Local graduates include:

    Theresa Hartley, of Loretto, received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

  • Candidates being considered for principal positions at OKH, NCHS

    Superintendent Anthony Orr has removed himself from the process of selecting new principals for Nelson County High School and Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

    A new law would allow Orr to directly recommend a candidate for principal to the schools based decision-making councils. But he says he has opted to step away from that process after concerns about district leadership arose at recent board meetings and elsewhere publicly.

  • PHOTOS: BHS bids farewell to class of 2017

    Bardstown High School held a commencement ceremony Saturday morning at Garnis Martin Field to celebrate and send off graduates of the class of 2017.

  • PHOTO: Students earn sweet rewards

    Sixteen fifth-graders from teacher Brittany Alvey’s class at Bardstown Elementary School were treated to ice cream cones at Hurst Drug Store’s soda fountain Wednesday as a reward for achieving their reading goals.

  • Student dips toe in ecology and the Amazon

    For Maria Shields, ecology took on a human face in early May on a research trip to the Peruvian Amazon.

    Though the 18-year-old Bardstown resident is a biology and public health major at the University of Louisville, she wanted to push herself to learn about ecology and parts of biology that aren’t human, since, she said, so much of human biology is based on plants. After an application and interview process, Shields joined nine other students and four professors on an independent research trip to the Amazon Conservatory for Tropical Studies in Iquitos, Peru.

  • School summer meal programs begin soon

    School is out of session for many students in Nelson County, but school cafeterias will continue to be in operation as the Summer Food Service Program soon kicks off.

    The program, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is something local school districts have taken part in for several years. The program’s purpose is to provide meals to all children under the age of 18 when school is not in session. The meals are free to those children, and the program is designed to ensure low-income kids have access to meals even over summer break.

  • PHOTOS: Passing on TNHS traditions

    Thomas Nelson High School seniors placed bricks Monday along a section of walkway in front of the school. The tradition ties the graduating students to the school as each brick is engraved with a graduate’s name and graduation year.The seniors also gathered along the gym balcony Thursday before lighting candles belonging to junior during a ceremony celebrating the passing of the torch from one class to another. The ceremony was part of a week of senior-focused events.

  • A special sendoff: Students, staff say goodbye to retiring teacher

    In the last few minutes of the last day of school, students and staff of New Haven lined the halls to say farewell to one of their own. On Thursday, Melinda Monin completed her last day as a teacher, having spent her entire 27-year career at the small rural school in Nelson County.

    “I’ve taught just about everything I can,” Monin said as she gathered with guests after the walk.

  • PHOTOS: County Schools host graduation ceremonies

    Thomas Nelson and Nelson County High School's hosted graduation ceremonies Friday night for the class of 2017. Check back for additional photos from Friday's ceremonies.