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Education

  • Board discusses construction, taxes, school improvement

    The Nelson County School Board came together to discuss construction options for the planned preschool, school tax rates and district salary scales, the 2011-2012 school calendar and school improvement plans. The work session was 10:30 Thursday, 30 minutes earlier than usual, at Nelson County High School.

  • Pennies from Heaven

    When first-grader Molly Godbey and her younger brother, kindergartner Brian Godbey, had their birthday party this year, they didn’t ask for presents.

    “They had a little skating party and they asked for donations instead of presents,” said grandmother Carolyn Willett. Specifically, they wanted pennies to add to the pickle jar they had been filling all year.

  • Photos: 4-H Awards Banquet

    The Nov. 18 Nelson County 4-H Banquet honored members, volunteers and leaders who won honors or excelled in their clubs between September 2009 and October 2010. “Community is such a strong part of every 4-H program, and it’s especially strong in Nelson County,” Nelson County 4-H assistant Judy Creech said.

  • Preparations under way for OKHMS used book fair

  • Polin inducted into NSCS at DePaul

    Brittany Polin, a sophomore at DePaul University, was inducted in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Oct. 24. The NSCS is the nation’s premiere organization for high-achieving students. Found in 1994 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the NSCS is the only honor society to recognize outstanding academic achievement among first- and second-year college students. Membership is offered to freshmen and sophomores with a 3.4 grade point average or higher in the top 20 percent of their class.

  • Hurst earns honors at Cooley Law School

    Luci Hurst, Bardstown, made the dean’s list and the honor roll in a recent semester of study at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. This is the third semester she has been on the dean’s list and the honor roll. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and of Nelson County High School.

    She is the daughter of Stewart and Donna Hurst.

  • WKU students win at Ky. Academy of Science

    BOWLING GREEN — Western Kentucky University hosted the 2010 Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13.

    The group’s 96th annual meeting broke a record with 775 registered attendees.

    WKU undergraduate and graduate students receiving awards for their paper and poster presentations included:

    2010 Undergraduate Paper Presentation Competition

    •Geology: Melanie Newton, Bardstown, first; Christopher Toney, Powellton, W.Va., second; Austin Moyers, Bowling Green, third

  • Photo: Pumpkins with personality
  • Photo: Education is all in the numbers

    Photo No. 1 — Leah Yates, Logan Hardin and Traxton Blair count how many pumpkin seeds their table accumulated during Dana Whitis’ kindergarten and first-grade class at Bloomfield Elementary School. Students estimated and then counted the seeds from a pumpkin to find out how many seeds the pumpkin contained.

  • Giving Thanks

    Kendall Disponett played the turkey in a skit about the first Thanksgiving, performed by Janie Yates’ second-grade class at Bardstown Primary School Nov. 23. The students had been rehearsing daily since Nov. 3.

    “It gives them a real-life application to the history,” Yates said of the play, adding that her students do especially well on Thanksgiving-related open-response questions as a result.