• Bardstown Enrichment classes well attended

    More than 130 Bardstown City Schools students took advantage of fall break to expand their learning by attending enrichment classes offered at the schools. Since the inception of the year-round school calendar, enrichment as well as remediation has been offered during breaks from school. According to Wendy Jones, enrichment coordinator, this is a great opportunity for students to explore new interests or pursue deeper understanding of topics of particular interest to them.

  • Bethlehem student named Youth Leader Salute Finalist

    A local student was recently named a Youth Leader of the Year Finalist 2010-2011 by Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council Inc.

    Kate Spaulding of Bethlehem High School was named as a finalist.  Finalists are selected on overall merit of their biographical sketch and leadership essay.

    Students took part in personal interviews with Lincoln Trail Youth Salute’s panel of judges to determine the two Youth Leaders. There were 10 students named as Youth Leader Finalists.

  • High school seniors may now apply for Byrd Scholarships

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be accepting applications for Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships through Feb. 1, 2011. Students who will graduate from a Kentucky high school or earn a diploma through a home school program during the 2010-2011 academic year are eligible to apply. The scholarships are worth up to $1,500 a year for four years of college.

  • Turner receives degree in surgical technology

    LaToya Turner has received a degree in surgical technology. She is employed at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.

    She is the daughter of Ron and Renee Turner, Bardstown.

  • Bluegrass Christian students reconnect with history

    Bluegrass Christian Academy sixth-graders recently toured Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to learn local history first-hand.  The small group of 11-year-olds wandered the grounds of the 3,000-acre complex, talking with costumed guides, exploring buildings and marveling at the cultural landscape.

  • Safety concerns limit life for old elm tree behind Foster Heights Elementary

    Safety for school children is looming large as an issue for a stately old red elm tree behind Foster Heights Elementary School.

    The tree, which has been a significant part of the school life for generations, will soon have to come down due to safety concerns.

  • Greenwell in ‘white coat’ pharmacy school ceremony

    Megan Greenwell, a Bardstown resident, participated in a recent “white coat” ceremony for members of the Class of 2014 at Samford University’s McWhorter  School of Pharmacy.

    Greenwell is beginning a four-year professional curriculum that leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students are required to complete two or more years of undergraduate coursework prior to entering pharmacy school.

    She is the daughter of George Greenwell and Sharalynn Sams. 

  • Bardstown Schools to set new construction, renovation priorities

    In the first step toward a four-year plan for future construction projects and renovations within the Bardstown Independent School District, the 20-member Local Planning Committee had its first meeting at Bardstown Central Office Thursday afternoon. The committee is charged with creating a facilities plan that will set construction priorities for the entire district for the next four years.

  • Mid-Continent University presents graduates

    The December 2010 Mid-Continent University candidates for graduation and their honors are:


    Frances K. Fick, AS, summa cum laude

    Rudolph Jordan Terlemezian, AS, summa cum laude

    Kristi L. Raikes, AS, magna cum laude

    Catrina L. Hack, AS, cum laude


    Johnnie Freeman Karr, AS

    On Dec. 4, Dr. Robert Imhoff, president of Mid-Continent University, awarded degrees for about 327 students.  Commencement ceremonies were at Graves County High School in Mayfield.

  • Photo: St. Catherine has ‘Strong Man’ assembly

    St. Catherine Academy recently had a school assembly with Bud Jefferies, “Strong Man.” Jefferies showed the students his strength as well as giving them the message that you can be anything as long as you set your mind to it and keep God in your life.