• GED testing offered for free

    Now through June 30, those wishing to test for their GED can do so at no charge.

    “I think it’s important that our community realizes this, because that’s $55” they could save, said Belinda Carter, director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Adult and Community Education center.

  • KBF Scholarship application deadline is set for March 31

    High school seniors whose parents are employed by a distillery that participates in the Kentucky Bourbon Festival can apply for a $1,000 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Scholarship.

    Parents can pick up a 2011 application form at the distillery where they work or from the festival office in Bardstown. The parent must have been employed by the distillery for at least five years.

  • Photo: Pack 147 visits The Standard
  • Students start bright and early at Bluegrass

    Each school day at Bluegrass Christian Academy starts before dawn as K-4 teacher Janet Hilbert meets fifth-graders Lexi Coulter and Hannah Edlin. The three have been together since the school’s inception in 2004.

    “They started when they were only 4 years old. We would work on puzzles, and they would help me to prepare for the school day,” Hilbert said. “They would stack papers and help me make copies of that day’s classroom work.”

  • ECTC Dean’s List/President’s Honor List announced

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Fall 2010 Semester.  The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade-point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the Full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • PHOTO: The hands have it

    Bardstown Elementary School performed experiments Tuesday morning when  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Center van visited. The lab will be helping students conduct scientific investigations March 1-3.

  • Photo: Wheatley new chair for county school board
  • Photo: Happy Year of the Rabbit
  • Bethlehem academic team takes first in region

    Bethlehem High School Academic Team member Barrett Greenwell thinks the team’s first-place win at regional competition should be featured on the sports page. Academic teams compete in districts and regionals; they practice regularly to build mental muscle; and they race to beat the clock. It all adds up, Greenwell says.

    Sports team or not, Quick Recall Coach Greta Cecil knows the team has accomplished a lot.

    “I’m excited. It’s the first time ever we’ve been to state in Quick Recall and overall points,” Cecil said.

  • Boston eighth-graders in Kentucky Top 20 on EXPLORE test

    Out of 324 public middle schools throughout Kentucky, Boston School ranked 19th on a standardized eighth-grade test — EXPLORE — in 2010. Results of the EXPLORE as well as the PLAN, a test for 10th-graders, were released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Both tests are modeled after the ACT exam, a college admissions test that all Kentucky juniors are required to take.