• St. Catharine College announces Dean’s and President’s lists

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the Fall 2010 semester. The Dean’s List includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999. The President’s List includes students who had a perfect 4.0 during the fall semester.

  • Bardstown Christian Academy honor roll


    Devin Crowe

    James Crowe III

    Hunter Daugherty

    Courtney Douglas

    Hannah Farmer

    Jada Forsee

    Whitney Hall

    Matthew Hamilton

    Valene Harless

    Caitlyn Lewis

    Kayla Masterson

    Chelsey Parrott

    Lauren Pfost

    Brittany Bogard

    Brianna Bunch

    Kayla Scifres

  • Make learning your New Year’s resolution

    The start of the New Year signals a time of change, and many people make a resolution to attend college. Some may simply decide to learn more about a particular craft, hobby or concentrate on an area that interests them. The new Continuing and Community Education Program at St. Catharine College is the ideal place to start the process. The program will offer courses in Springfield, Lebanon and Bardstown.

    There are classes for younger students, such as learning to draw your favorite superhero, to courses geared for older students.

  • Mid-year test results positive for Nelson County Schools

    A draft budget for fiscal year 2012, along with a second-quarter report detailing mid-year test results district-wide, were the primary topics for the Nelson County School Board at its Jan. 6 work session at Bloomfield Elementary School.

    The board reviewed a draft of the budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins in July 2011, presented by Executive Director of Administrative Services Tim Hockensmith. The board did not approve any drafts, as it does not have the capacity to make decisions in a work session.

  • Emmerson accepted at UNO

    Ernest Emmerson III, son of Ernest Emerson II and Dawn Emmerson, Cox’s Creek, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio, to begin classes in the June session  and major in the automotive technician program. Emmersonattends Nelson County High School.

  • The John Fitch Chapter of the DAR announces DAR Good Citizen Awards

    The John Fitch Chapter of the DAR has awarded the DAR Good Citizen Awards to the following seniors: Brianna Lynn Patterson, Bardstown High; Kyle Daniel Bryan, Bethlehem High; Douglas Tyler Coulter, Nelson County High; and Steven Konnor Barlow, Spencer County High. Patterson, daughter of Brian and Marty Patterson, is the senior co-class President, has lettered in tennis and volleyball, is a member of the Theater/drama club. Student Council, year-book, choir, and FBLA. She was selected Most Outstanding Junior Female, was a Governor's Scholar, and is ranked No. 1 in her class.

  • Despite pleas, protests, tree will be cut

    A Bardstown resident told the Nelson County School Board Thursday that she would be willing to sit in the red elm tree behind Foster Heights Elementary School to prevent it being cut down.

    “We’re prepared to sit in the tree and not move,” Angela Liston told district Superintendent Anthony Orr at the board’s work session at Bloomfield Elementary School.

    Before leaving the meeting, Liston reiterated this sentiment.

  • College just a dream?

    Comprehensive reports on the college and career readiness of the class of 2008 at Bardstown High School and Nelson County High School showed both schools with more students than the state average declared “not college-ready in one or more subjects.”

  • St. Joebots win state qualifier award

    The St. Joseph School Lego club, the St. Joebots, formed last year and has two teams, “Red” and “Scorpions” coached by Chad McCoy with David Mattingly as assistant coach. 

    The students in fifth-, fourth-grade, and one second-grade student, competed in the worldwide “First Lego League” Regional Tournament in Mount Washington Nov. 4, where they had to solve a biomedical engineering challenge.

  • Having a bad memory can be a blessing

    I have been blessed with a terrible memory.

    It’s a blessing because I don’t remember things that haunt other people with better memories. I can’t remember most of the fights I’ve had with my husband or kids or hurtful things people have said or done.

    However, I also can’t remember people’s names or my passwords and PINs or what I went into the kitchen to do or came to the store to buy.