• Reindeer rehearse for Boston School Christmas Hoedown
  • Students earn phlebotomy certification at ATC

    Fourteen students with the Nelson County Area Technology Center are now certified as phlebotomy technicians after passing the NHA certification test in class recently.

    In order to earn the certification, students had to perform 30 venipuncture sticks, 10 capillary sticks and pass the NHA Phlebotomy Technician test. Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients.

  • Survey results for superintendent search reviewed

    The results of a community survey regarding the desired qualities of a district superintendent are similar to the desires expressed during a November public forum. The results were presented to the Nelson County School Board Tuesday night by Owens Saylor, a consultant with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, a firm assisting the district in its search for Anthony Orr’s permanent successor.

  • St. Catharine College goes on the auction block


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    St. Catharine College is going on the auction block, though it may already have its highest bidder.

    According to documents filed in federal court last week, SCC’s receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, was granted a request to approve sale procedures and bidding protections in connection with the sale of SCC’s remaining assets.

  • BES Honor Roll first term

    A Honor Roll — Fifth grade

    Christian Ashly, Shaylyn Bowman, Anna Simpson, Alex Smith, Jacob Willett, Kamryn Brown, Randy Coulter, Emily Sanders, Alivia Morris, Gunner Summitt, Jullian Ramirez, Russell Cox, Mya Geoghegan

    A Honor Roll — Fourth grade

    Kinslee Burns, Grant Cox, Colin Hood, Kamden Morley, Allison O’Bryan, Everett Sagrecy, Alexis Walker, Jacob Bryant, Scarlettann Williams

    A/B Honor Roll — Fifth grade

  • Cundiff Inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    Olivia Cundiff of Bardstown, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Cundiff was initiated at Berea College.

    Cundiff is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval.

  • Boggs selected as 2017-18 HOBY Ambassador

    Durbin Boggs, a sophomore at Bardstown High School, has been selected as the school’s 2017-18 HOBY Ambassador. In this capacity, Boggs will attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference to be held on the campus of Transylvania University in Lexington in June 2018.

    HOBY’s Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

  • Kentucky Science Center visits Foster Heights

    The Kentucky Science Center visited Foster Heights Elementary on Friday, Nov. 3. Students in second-fifth grades had the opportunity to engage in electricity labs. Heaven Hill sponsored the program.

  • NCS Board to hold special meeting Tuesday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. at Nelson County Schools Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown.

    Board member Rebekah McGuire-Dye will participate in this meeting by video conferencing from.

    On the agenda:

    I. Call to Order, Board Chair

    II. Superintendent Search Process, Owens Saylor

    A. Research Review: Qualities of Successful Superintendents

    B. Review Survey Data

    C. Review Community Forum Report

  • ‘Pupil Patchwork’

    With paper trees and glued-together Santas, the halls at Bardstown Primary School are decorated for the holidays. There is one Christmas display, however, which stands out from the rest. Teacher Cathy Barnett has been working on a quilt, which uses buttons to honor her former students. It is a project that started more than 20 years ago and a special tradition that continues today.

    The quilt is brought out each year and displayed outside Barnett’s second-grade classroom, accompanied by a poem:

    “We each brought in a button,