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Education

  • Orr leaves district employment to serve Powell County Schools

    Anthony Orr is no longer an employee of Nelson County Schools after accepting an interim superintendent position in another county.

    Orr has taken a position as interim superintendent for Powell County Schools, according to an announcement from the Powell County Board of Education, which hosted a public meet-and-greet Thursday night to introduce Orr. The Clay City Times, a newspaper covering the Powell County area, reported that Powell County Schools Superintendent Michael Tate resigned effective Jan. 1 after 35 years in education.

  • NCHS student, staff recognized for work on Green Dot program

    A Nelson County High School sophomore, Avery Curtsinger, was recognized Wednesday for winning a social media campaign for the local Green Dot Program. Curtsinger was awarded a Chromebook, which was received on his behalf by Shannon Layman, coordinator for the Fusion Youth Services Center, which coordinates the program for Nelson County Schools.

    “All the kids were asked to use the hashtag #BeGreen,” said Jennifer Fowler, violence prevention coordinator with KentuckyOne Health.

  • 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

    NICK SCHRAGER

    Springfield Sun

    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.