• Nelson County School Board approves meeting schedule for 2018

    Board members had a heavy discussion Thursday afternoon before approving the Nelson County Schools Board of Education meeting schedule for 2018.

  • Learning for the future

    Computer science education is growing in Kentucky and around the world, and with millions of science, technology, engineering and math occupations projected to be in demand by 2022, schools are seeing a push in getting students equipped with the necessary skills and interest.

    Last week, hundreds of students in Nelson County and thousands across the state spent at least some time in front of a computer taking part in Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code, a time dedicated to teaching students about coding and computer programming.

  • Board amends agreement with former superintendent

    An agreement between Nelson County Schools and former superintendent Anthony Orr has been amended, but Orr remains an employee of the district.

    In July, the school board had initially approved an agreement with Orr in exchange for his resignation as superintendent. The agreement came after many in the community called for Orr’s ousting from the position following public scrutiny over classroom issues, teacher turnover and other matters. Orr was under contract to serve as superintendent until June 30, 2018.

  • Applications sought for vacant school board seat

    Community members looking to take a more active role in Nelson County schools will have the chance to do so as applications are being sought to fill an open seat on the Board of Education.

    The Kentucky Commissioner of Education has been tasked with appointing a new board member following the resignation of David Norman, who recently learned he was ineligible to serve because of his work as a county employee in the road department.

  • Nationally known author visits local schools

    Taking a seat on the gym floor surrounded by students, Julia Cook read a few of her books and spoke with children about the lessons those stories set out to teach. The Friday morning visit to Foster Heights Elementary School was just one of several stops for Cook as she toured Bardstown and Nelson County last week.

  • St. Catherine Academy honor roll — first quarter 2017-18

    Perfect attendance


    Bristol Benningfield

    Kinley Burd

    Avery Dadisman

    Waylon Metcalf

    Bailee Rowlett

    Cruz Snellen

    First grade

    Lilly Culver

    Davis Thompson

    Second grade

    Kendal Dadisman

    Preston Hatfield

    Emily Reiter

    Will White

    Third grade

    Cara Bella Boone

    Evan Hagan

    Micah Mahoney

    Fourth grade

    Braxton Benningfield

    Cali Fulkerson

  • WKU senior Laryn Hilderbrandt receives Lee Robertson Scholarship

    WKU senior Laryn Hilderbrandt, of Cox’s Creek, has been named the 2017 Lee Robertson Scholarship recipient. The scholarship is offered each year by the Office of Alumni Engagement. Hilderbrandt has been very involved in various campus groups during her time at WKU. She is studying public relations with the goal of working as a publicist in the entertainment industry once she graduates in May 2018.

  • Bardstown High School JV Academic Team places second
  • NCS to hold special-called meeting Dec. 7

    Nelson County Schools will hold a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Central Office (this is a new location from what was originally scheduled).

    The agenda for this meeting includes:

    I. Call to Order

    Board Chair

  • Community weighs in on search for new superintendent

    Nelson County Schools’ new superintendent should be a leader who is invested in the community, has a vision and mission to grow and unite the district, will support teachers and get to know students, and will serve as a true official and representative of the county. Those were just a few of the qualities community members desired during a public forum Thursday night at Nelson County High School.