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Education

  • All preschool bids rejected after coming in over budget

    The Nelson County School Board Tuesday rejected all bids for construction of a new preschool that would centralize district childcare services in the former Central Office building. A combination of the lowest bids totaled about $300,000 more than the original budget of $2.7 million, superintendent Anthony Orr said.

    Architects Studio Kremer will return to the design of the project to see where changes in the design — such as selecting more cost-effective materials — may bring future bids closer to budget, board member Nicky Rapier said.

  • Rachel's Challenge

  • Oysters reign in Boston
  • Grant to open pathway to space for area students

    The vision from Nelson County all the way into space is quickly snapping into focus for students at Nelson County Area Technology Center (NCATC) and Nelson County High School.

    But that’s just for starters, if John Sanders, Charlie Cantrill and Bill Bennett have their way.

    The trio are key players in a $58,000 Perkins Reserve Fund federal grant recently awarded to the NCATC to create a new career pathway that integrates academics and technical courses to prepare students for careers in space science.

  • Bardstown Schools to host anti-bullying program for students and community

    Bardstown City Schools this week will host an event called Rachel’s Challenge, designed to teach students, parents and community members about bullying and how to prevent it. The program will include assemblies for Bardstown Middle and High School students the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, a workshop in the afternoon, and at 7 p.m., a community program which parents and concerned citizens are invited to attend.

     “It’s not just entirely a school event. It’s a community event,” BHS principal Cara Blackmon said.

  • 94th Boston Oyster Supper, school fundraiser scheduled for Saturday

    The Boston community will gather this weekend just as it has 93 times before to eat oysters, catch up with old friends and raise funds for Boston School.

    The 94th annual Boston Oyster Supper will be 4-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school and feature plates of oysters, an auction, a country store and games for kids. The Boston School PTA organizes the event and all proceeds from the evening will be used to help fund school activities.

     “It’s all for the kids and the community, that’s what it is all about,” PTA President Lisa Barnes said.

  • School board approves revised district improvement plan

    A revised District Improvement Plan was approved by the Nelson County School Board in a special-called meeting Thursday.

    On Oct. 19, an earlier draft of the plan came before the board, but board member Nicky Rapier expressed concern that the deadlines weren’t specific enough.

    Assistant superintendents Mark Thomas and Greg Hash revised the plan for more pared-down language, more tailored deadlines and, Thomas told the board, a “succinct focus.”

  • Eriksen receives doctorate of chiropractic degree

    Dr. Kelli Eriksen received her doctorate of chiropractic degree and bachelor of science degree during the Oct. 22 commencement exercises at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport campus in Davenport, Iowa.

    Eriksen is the daughter of Dr. William and Sarah Eriksen, Elizabethtown. She currently works in the Eriksen Chiropractic Center, 625 North Third St., Bardstown, with her fiancé, Dr. Nicklaus Schram. There she plans on focusing on pediatric adjusting.

  • Students participate in 4th District Treble Chorus

    On Sept. 25 the elementary music teachers from Nelson County Schools, and Bardstown City Schools hosted the 22nd annual 4th District Treble Chorus at Parkway Baptist Church, this honors choir event was sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators’ 4th District. The 212 voice treble choir consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th grade singers from the 11 county district spent the day rehearsing the five selections and gave a public performance at 4 p.m.

  • FRYSC has new name, same mission

    The former Nelson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center has a new name and a new main office beginning this semester. The Team Up! FRYSC was named to reflect the unity between the three schools it serves — Cox’s Creek Elementary, Old Kentucky Home Middle and Foster Heights Elementary, where the office is located.

    “It takes home, school and community partnerships to team up together for the success of each child,”  explained Lynne Potter, who is wrapping up her first year as official director of the center.