• NCS opts for full package in superintendent search

    The Nelson County Board of Education unanimously approved entering into an agreement with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators for core services plus several additional options as it searches for a new superintendent.

    Board attorney Terry Geoghegan presented a contract and its options at its Tuesday board meeting, and told members he thought the extra services were worth the additional cost.

    The total cost is $9,000, which includes the standard services plus $2,000 for the additional options.

  • Bardstown Elementary names Students of the Month for August
  • Nelson County, Bardstown Schools set meetings for Tuesday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown KY 40004. The agenda includes:
    I.   Call to Order
    II.  Convene Executive Session pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f) for Discussions Related to the Appointment of an Employee
    III. Adjourn Executive Session
    IV. Reconvene Regular Session
    V.  Adjourn Regular Session

  • Former Field of Terror gets a friendly makeover

    In an effort to reach a new audience, an FFA Autumn Fest will serve as this year’s fall activity to raise funds for the Nelson County and Thomas Nelson high school FFA chapters, replacing the long running “Field of Terror.”

    “We wanted to shift our focus to be more educational, and we noticed over the years there were a lot of families that were wanting to come to a farm-type atmosphere,” said agriculture teacher John Hammond. “We decided it would be best to really try to reach that demographic.”

  • 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.