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Education

  • Photos: Veterans Salute

    Foster Heights Elementary celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 12 with  the presentation of “This is America.” Students sang a tribute to veterans.  Forty-five veterans were in attendance. Cub Scout Pack 142 presented colors for the program.

  • A hands-on geography lesson

  • Sarah Parks named to Union University Dean's List

    Sarah Kathryn Parks, of Bloomfield, KY, was one of 475 students who were named to Union University's Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester.

    The Dean's List includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average on a four-point scale.

    Founded in 1823 and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Union University is characterized by quality Christ-centered teaching and learning. Union offers liberal arts training in more than 100 majors and programs of study along with professional programs in business, education and nursing.

  • Preschool bids come in under budget; approved

    In the second round of bidding for a Nelson County district preschool, the Nelson County School Board Tuesday approved 4-1 a bid package that shaved more than $311,000 off the previous bid package, which the board rejected its Nov. 16 meeting. The project will come in about $100,000 under budget, Superinten-dent Anthony Orr said.

    Several small adjustments to the final design of the school reduced the extra charges, Orr said.

  • Foster Heights Christmas Cards

    Emma Ballard and Sam Washburn, both kindergarten students in Dana Wheatley's class, at Foster Heights Elementary School created Christmas cards for the Christmas for seniors program during Micki Yonts' art class.  The cards will be distributed at various nursing homes to spread Christmas cheer.

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  • Certified teachers present to Bardstown School Board

    Bardstown City Schools Superintendent Brent Holsclaw invited Angel Filiatreau, who was approved for National Board certification in November, along with Felicia Rudolph, the district’s first certified teacher, to speak to the board in its Dec. 21 meeting about the rigors and rewards of the application process. Both agreed it made them better teachers.

  • Local student wins PSA contest

    John Andrew Stone, a student at Bardstown High School, recently won first-place in the high school division of the state’s preventing prescription drug abuse in Kentucky public service announcement competition for high school and middle school students.

    Stone will receive an Apple iPad donated by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.

    The competition was held in conjunction with the launch last fall of a statewide initiative to better educate Kentucky kids and their parents about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

  • McIntyre graduates from basic military training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael D. McIntyre graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Second-grade students experience farm life

    Bluegrass Christian Academy second-graders visited the Raisor Family Farm in Bloomfield to learn firsthand what it is like to live on a local farm.

    “It was an excellent place for the children to see the beauty of God’s creation,” said Leslie Davis, second-grade teacher. “Why, we explored and even found deer and coyote bones!”