• Schools schedule make-up days for snow misses

    At 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chuck Thompson and three other Nelson County Schools employees climbed into their four-wheel drive vehicles and set off for the back roads.

    “It was terrible. Blizzard conditions, snow was blowing sideways. Every road including the main roads were covered,” said Thompson, director of support services and pupil/personnel for Nelson County Schools. Jan. 26 turned out to be a snow day for Nelson County schools.

  • Photo:Shovel-ready project
  • Showcase shines spotlight on sixth-grade OKH Middle academic team

    A sixth-grade Academic Team Showcase was held at Old Kentucky Home Middle School in early December. Schools competing in the showcase were OKHMS, Bardstown Middle School, Campbellsville Middle School, LaRue County Middle School, St. Joseph School and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

    Each school was allowed to have three students compete in each area of written assessment and composition, and each quick-recall team was made up of several students with four playing at one time.

  • Local students make dean’s list at Centre

    DANVILLE — Centre College has released its fall term dean’s list, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade-point average. The list includes:

    •Jeremy Gesser, the son of Nick Gesser of Springfield and Sara and James Beery, Bardstown. He is a graduate of Bardstown High School.

    •Annie Wigginton, the daughter of Tom and Jenny Wigginton of Bloomfield and a graduate of Nelson County High School.

  • Campbellsville University President’s List

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors list for the fall 2010 semester.

  • St. Catherine Academy honor roll

    St. Catherine Academy 2nd QuarterHonor Roll and Perfect Attendance for the second nine weeks, 2010-2011:

    Perfect Attendance


    Zachary Ford

    Grade 1

    Cody Head

    Braden Smith

    Noah Snellen

    Grade 2

    Taylor Bryan

    Grade 3

    Brandon Ballard

    Cameron Mouser

    Bailey Stiles

    Buddy Ulrich

    Grade 4

    Madison Head

    Kendrick Mahoney

    Emily Snellen

    Grade 5

  • Local students participate in conservation district contests

    A total of 1,886 students participated in the art and writing contests sponsored by the Nelson County Conservation District, the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Kentucky’s Soil: All Hands In was this year’s subject. After several months of preparation, the teachers and principals have submitted their three finalists in the art and writing contests.
    A panel of judges were selected and the results have been tallied. All school and county winners will be announced and awards presented at the awards meeting, Feb.17, 2011.

  • Bardstown High School’s writing scores up, district’s year-end balance down

    While the Bardstown City School District budget report at Tuesday’s school board meeting echoed the dire circumstances facing districts throughout Kentucky, Bardstown High School Principal Cara Blackmon delivered good news in the academic realm. BHS seniors’ scores on the Kentucky Core Content Test’s on-demand writing segment showed sharp increases in 2010 from the previous year, with 72 percent of students scoring proficient or distinguished, compared to the state average of 40 percent.

  • Nelson County students to speak to astronauts on international space station

    By Tom Dekle
    Nelson County Schools

    When the International Space Station hurtles across the United States at 17,500 mph the morning of Jan. 28, one of the astronauts aboard will likely be chatting with a group of Nelson County school children.

  • Management audit: Better planning, organization needed

    A management audit of the Nelson County School District stated the need for a long-term strategic plan for the district and for the uses of technology in the classroom.

    Results of the audit were presented to the school board Jan. 18 by Dr. Jack Herlihy, an Eastern Kentucky University professor.

    “We found that the organizational structure was really in silos and folks had some problems who to report to,” Herlihy told the board.

    Communication between the board and school principals also showed limitations, he said.