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Education

  • Be wary of student loan repayment companies

    If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Such companies charge fees — sometimes high fees — for filling out forms that you can do for free. Many will want to charge monthly fees for monitoring your loans. Again, you can do that for free.

  • Private loans bridge gap between college costs, other student aid

    Most college-bound students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their education, such as federal and state grants, scholarships and Federal Direct and PLUS Loans. In addition, local scholarships are often available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. A parent can also borrow a federal loan to help pay their child’s college costs.

    Those programs make it easier to pay for college. However, they may not cover all the costs. When that happens, many people turn to private student loans, also called alternative loans.

  • Roller completes office of National Junior Beta Chaplain
  • Berea College names students to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017

    Berea College names students to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 term.

    More than 355 Berea College students were named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4 total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours. Students from Bardstown include:

    Alicia Bedolla

    Olivia Cundiff

    Hallie Mattingly

  • Gasser named to Dean’s List

    Grason Gasser of Bardstown, made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    The Dean’s List designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

  • County residents receive degrees from Lindsey Wilson

    Two Nelson County residents recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

    The two area residents were among 282 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 2017 spring commencement ceremony, held May 13 in Biggers Sports Center.

    The residents who received degrees from Lindsey Wilson include:

    Dylan Beasley of Bloomfield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science teacher education and Mariah Stearns of Bardstown earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

  • Bloomfield Beta Club places first at convention
  • UA announces spring 2017 Dean’s and President’s lists

    A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all As). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

    Students named to the Dean’s List include:

    • Allison Elizabeth Snellen, of Bardstown

  • Willett earns degree from University of Alabama

    Caroline Willett of Bardstown, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama during ceremonies May 5-7.

  • Bloomfield Elementary School, honor roll, 2016-17

    Fourth quarter

    • Principal’s List

    Fifth Grade

    Kaille Biederman, Jenna Burkhead, Paul Briney, Anissa Buynak, Logan Cobble, Tyler Crume, Savannah Greenwell, Elle Griffin, Ben Hardin, Alyssa Hughes, Skylar Julian, Leandra Kidwell, Kerigan Magee, Brandon Newton, Becky Reiss, Ethan Seigle, Aiden Walker, Isabella Woodson, Haley Wohner

    Fourth Grade

    Jullian Ramirez, Anna Simpson, Jacob Willett

    • AB Honor Roll

    Fifth Grade