• 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.

  • Photos: A friendly musical at Bardstown Primary

    Family and friends gathered at Bardstown Primary Oct. 22 to enjoy the fall musical presented by the second grade classes. “The Bear That Went Over the Mountain” is the story of a restless bear that wasn’t satisfied with his ordinary life of raiding bee hives for their honey, eating berries and waiting to hibernate. Mr. Bear wanted to explore his world. With the help and encouragement of all his animal friends, he follows his dream and accomplishes his goal. The music instructor at Bardstown Primary School is Lederrick Wesley.

  • Photo: A scary strings program

    Students in the Bardstown City Schools Strings Program recently held concerts for the elementary and middle school students.

  • Photo: Long-distance learning at St. Gregory School

    St. Gregory School’s third- and fourth-graders recently ushered in National Literacy Month by video conferencing with singer/songwriter Taylor Swift and “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon.

  • Chicken ‘mummies’ get the royal treatment at OKHMS

    Pharaoh el Chikken and Queen Chikopatra received a send off worthy of royalty at Old Kentucky Home Middle School last week.

    “She was a beautiful chicken and a great queen. It was her heart that made her special,” said Emily Hall, a seventh-grade student who played the part of “Anubis,” the leader during a mock Egyptian mummification ceremony for “Chikopatra.”

  • Bardstown High HVAC renovation almost complete

    Approval of the purchase of a hybrid bus, an update on the Bardstown High School HVAC renovation and a presentation by directors of the SERVE program were on the agenda for the Bardstown School Board Nov. 16.

    The meeting, however, opened on a solemn note.

    Superintendent Brent Holsclaw took a moment to remember Coach Tom Williams, who passed away unexpectedly last weekend. Williams was a teacher and coach at BHS for 41 years.

  • Collins receives coveted Veritas Award at St. Catharine

    Martha Layne Collins, Kentucky’s Governor  1983-1987, has received her share of honors in her personal life and professional career. Among those is a parkway bearing her name, the Martha Layne Collins High School in her native Shelby County and a conference room named for her at St. Catharine College.

  • Dealership test drives yield $6,000 for NCHS

  • 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.