• District focuses on test scores, teacher training

    The Bardstown School Board adopted resolutions to improve students’ college and career readiness, as well as the test scores of minority groups, at its Feb. 15 meeting.

    Thirty-five percent of 2009-2010 Bardstown seniors were classified as “college/career ready” based on their performance on the ACT. The district set a goal for 68 percent readiness by the 2014-2015 school year, which amounts to 75 more “ready” students.

  • Wheeler named national Wildlife production, management winner

    Aaron Thomas Shawler Wheeler, LaRue County FFA chapter, was named a national winner of the Wildlife Production and Management-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award program in July 2010. Four finalists competed to be named the national winner during the 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • VanDyke named to EKU president’s list

    Chelsey VanDyke, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to the president’s list for the 2010 fall semester. She carried a course load of 15 hours and had a 4.0 grade-point average.
    She is majoring in psychology with a minor in deviance and criminology with plans to be a probation officer.
    She is the daughter of Carrie and John E. Hutchins, New Haven, and Mitch and Rhonda VanDyke, Bardstown.

  • Black History Month speaker emphasizes education, hard work

    The Black History Month event Wednesday at Bardstown High School was so spirited, guest speaker Derwin Webb said he started to wonder if he was at church.

    “I didn’t know whether this was a church service or I was watching an episode of ‘Glee,’” Webb joked.

  • Optimist Club Scholarship Essay deadline is Feb. 18

    The deadline for the Bardstown Optimist Club’s Scholarship Essay is approaching fast. All essays and forms must be turned in by Friday, Feb. 18.

    There are two age categories this year: 10-13 (grades 5-8) and 14-19 (grades 9-college freshman whose age is 19 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2010). The younger age category will receive certificates and first-, second- and third-place winners will receive ribbons, while the older age group’s first-, second- and third-place winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds.

  • Four $1,000 scholarships available from Flaget Hospital Auxiliary

    High school seniors accepted to a school planning to pursue a medical career have continued support from the Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Four $1,000 scholarships are available. The four selected are required to have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0, are accepted to an accredited school and are interested in pursuing degrees or careers in the medical field and related disciplines, such as, physical therapy, radiology, and mammography, or other medical disciplines.

  • Bardstown schools’ capacity strained under growing enrollment

    Bardstown City Schools are growing and will continue to grow in the years to come, and with several district schools already over capacity, a new building may be the solution.

    “Your job is to decide do we need a building to relieve pressure, and I think we feel that that’s pretty much our direction,” Superintendent Brent Holsclaw told the Local Planning Committee, which is charged with prioritizing building projects in the district for the next four years. The committee’s third meeting was Feb. 9.

  • Bardstown Primary School Names Tigerific Students for October/November

    Bardstown Primary School’s Tigerific Award recognizes students for their efforts in demonstrating the Guidelines for Success.  Students who receive this award demonstrate responsibility in completing their work and in their work with fellow students and staff in the classroom.  Recipients receive a ribbon, certificate and a copy of their photograph as it appears in the Kentucky Standard.  Students’ names are also displayed at the school.

  • Studying states of matter

    Third-grade students in Jennifer Frederick’s class at Foster Heights have been studying about the three states of matter. 

    They learned through a recent science investigation that a raw egg is a perfect “eggs”-ample of matter that has all three states:  the shell, a solid; the white and yolk, liquids; and the air inside the egg, a gas.

  • Local students among fall graduates at EKU

    RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University recognized 949 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2010 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 18.

    The new degree-holders join more than 120,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and throughout the United States.

    Students include:

    •Christopher Marcus Bryant, Bardstown, criminal justice

    •Cassandra Marie Humes, Bardstown, psychology

    •Christianne Martina Pimentel, New Hope, music