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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.

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