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Education

  • Haydon named Garnis Martin Scholarship winner

    The 2017 recipient of the Garnis Martin Scholarship is Mariam Anne Haydon. She is the daughter of Brent and Sandy Haydon and a recent graduate of Bardstown High School.

    While at BHS, she was a member of the girls varsity soccer team, track and field, and cross country. She was also a member of the Teacher Cadet program, Future Educators of America, National Honor Society, Junior Optimist International Club and PEP club.

  • McCoy graduates from University of Washington
  • Cram a Cruiser provides back-to-school supplies

    Some children from economically disadvantaged homes will be better prepared for the school year thanks to the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge.

    On Monday, members of Old Kentucky Home FOP Lodge 38 delivered about $2,500 worth of school supplies to the city and county schools’ family resource centers.

    The supplies included backpacks, pencils, crayons, folders, uniforms and a wide assortment of other school needs.

    Family Resource and Youth Services Center workers were happy to get the help.

  • Bardstown goes back to school

    Waiting at the front entrance of Bardstown Elementary School, “Papa Joe” opens car doors and greets the nervous and excited kids clutching their backpacks and notebooks. He’s a friendly face on the first day of school, and has been for about four years.

    “He is out here every day — rain, shine, snow, hot, cold,” said BES Principal Paul Bowling of the volunteer. “Everybody knows him.”

  • Local church hosts Back2School bash

    The long line stretched down the sidewalk in front of Bardstown Apostolic Sanctuary Saturday morning as children passed under an archway made of colorful balloons.

    They arrived early because the first ones would receive free backpacks filled with school supplies.

    “I think it’s pretty nice that they’re doing this for a lot of people,” said 15-year-old Erica Bloyd, who was there with her dad, Eric Bloyd, and younger siblings, Elainea, Shayna, Christopher and Lyrik.

  • Bardstown goes back to school

    Waiting at the front entrance of Bardstown Elementary School, “Papa Joe” opens car doors and greets the nervous and excited kids clutching their backpacks and notebooks. He’s a friendly face on the first day of school, and has been for about four years.

    “He is out here every day — rain, shine, snow, hot, cold,” said BES Principal Paul Bowling of the volunteer. “Everybody knows him.”

  • Nelson County Schools August working session Thursday

    The Nelson County Board of Education will hold its monthly working session Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. Working sessions allow the Board additional time to discuss agenda items for which decisions could be approved at the regular session.

    The agenda is as follows:

    I. Call to Order
    II. Changes to the Agenda (if any)
    III. Efficient Resource Management
        A. Construction Update
        B. Pre-Audit AFR

  • BCS to hold special meeting Tuesday for tax rates

    The Bardstown Independent School District Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth St. in Bardstown. See the agenda below:

     
    Call to Order
    Pledge of Allegiance
     
    I. Approval, Preliminary Approval of 2017 Local Tax Rates    
    II. Approval, Establishment of Tax Hearing Date for 2017 Local Tax Rates
    III. Adjournment

  • Cox's Creek mold issue sets back teachers' schedules

    The beginning of the school year is just around the corner for Nelson County students, but for Cox’s Creek Elementary School teachers, preparing for the new year has proven stressful. The discovery of a widespread mold problem in the building has caused administrators to scramble to find a cause and a cure and has left teachers with deconstructed classrooms as cleaning continues. The issue has also postponed the school’s Open House event, which had previously been scheduled for Aug. 3.

  • College planning guide available online

    Parts of two chapters of “Getting In,” the state’s college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    The audio versions include Chapter One and the first part of Chapter Two. Chapter One is a guide to college admissions, while the first part of Chapter Two helps students and parents navigate the financial aid process.