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Education

  • 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.

  • Former student gets year in jail for threatening school staff

    A former Nelson County School District student has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he threatened former Nelson County Superintendent Jan Lantz.

    According to a final judgment entered Oct. 22, Brandon Michael Board, 20, was convicted of second-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

  • Kids Voting echoes official results

    Jesse Zeigler, 11, has voted before, and he voted again in the 2010 general election Tuesday. It’s true, he’s still too young for his vote to sway elections, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t counted.

    Zeigler was one of 1,174 kids throughout Nelson County who participated in Kids Voting USA, a national nonprofit effort founded in 1988. Nelson County kids started participating in 2005.

  • Photo: “Starry, Starry Night”

  • Bethlehem High School votes in mock election

    Students at Bethlehem High School participated in one of about 80 mock elections Thursday conducted statewide by the Kentucky Secretary of State. More than half of the students voted in the U.S. Senate race.

    Of the 168 students who voted, 115, more than 68 percent voted for Rand Paul. There were 53 votes for Jack Conway.

    Statewide results, which were compiled Thursday afternoon, handed Paul the win with 51.98 percent of the vote to Conway’s 48.02 percent. A total of 33,578 Kentucky students voted.