• Bardstown and Nelson County Schools closed Jan. 17

    Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17. This will be an NTI/Best Day for Nelson County Schools students.

  • Students, Rotarians ‘Love the Hungry’ by packing meals Monday

    By the end of the morning, the students and volunteers in Bethlehem High School’s cafeteria had packed close to 21,000 meals, many of which will be sent to Puerto Rico. While other schools were empty for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bethlehem saw the holiday as an opportunity for service.

    “I do this every year,” said Abby Elder, president of the Catholic school’s Interact Club.

  • Bardstown/Nelson County Schools closed Jan. 16

    Both Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools are closed Tuesday, Jan. 16. District child care for Nelson County is also closed. It is not an NTI/Best Day.

  • Bardstown School Board to meet Tuesday

    The Bardstown Independent School District Board of Education will met at noon Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 308 N. Fifth Street in Bardstown. The board will here from representatives of state organizations which can assist in the search for a new superintendent. On the agenda:

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance


    Approval, Reorganization of Board for 2018


    Approval, Minutes: Regular, 12/19/17


    Confirmation and Approval, Claims

  • Nelson County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 12

    Nelson County Schools has canceled all school for Friday and has activated the plan for use of Non-Traditional Instructional days (NTI/Best Days), due to the prospect of dangerous road conditions. Nelson County child care centers will remain open.

    NTI/Best Days are used when main roads are clear but some side roads are not clear enough for buses to travel safely.  Our goal is to reduce the loss of instructional time as students continue working at home and teachers remain available through email, Skype, phone, or other methods of communication.

  • Nelson County School Board meeting rescheduled for Jan. 24

    UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown.

    I. Call to Order — Board Chair

    II. Changes to the Agenda

    III. Student & Shareholder Engagement

    A. Student Performance — Tom Brown

    B. Good News — Tom Brown

  • OKH students donate to Colonial Health and Rehab

    Joe Norris at Colonial Nursing accepted the Old Kentucky Home Middle School Mrs. Bryant Class donation of stuffed animals by Reagan Trzop.

  • Water main break closes Bethlehem High Wednesday

    Bethlehem High School students attended class from home Wednesday after a water main break.

    Principal Tom Hamilton said the water main break was discovered early Wednesday morning. School families were alerted that physical classes would not be in session that day. Instead, students used online classes to continue their coursework.

    Hamilton said the water main, which feeds the building from outside, is located around the front parking lot. There was no damage to the school.

    The break also canceled basketball games scheduled for tonight.

  • Holsclaw announces plan to retire from BCS

    Nelson County Schools will not be the only district in the area going into a school year under new leadership. Brent Holsclaw, who has served as Bardstown City Schools’ superintendent for 13 years, announced Tuesday afternoon his plans to retire from the position at the end of the year.

  • School closing message sent in error

    Bardstown Schools students’ hopes were quickly dashed Monday evening after a message claiming school was cancelled Tuesday proved false.

    At 6:44 p.m. parents started receiving automated messages that said, “Good morning. Do to inclement weather all Bardstown City Schools will be closed today. School-aged childcare will be open on normal schedule. thank you.”