• Payton makes move to Bardstown Middle School

    Kevin Payton has been named the new assistant principal of Bardstown Middle School according to a district announcement released Monday. Payton comes to the city school system from New Haven School, where he had served as principal for the last two years.

    In Monday’s announcement, BMS Principal Melissa Taylor said Payton’s experience as a middle school teacher and school administrator would allow him to have an immediate impact at Bardstown Middle.

  • Bardstown City Schools names new director of communications

    Kelly Bedtelyon has been named director of communications for Bardstown City Schools. Bedtelyon will assume the position July 1 following the retirement of Kim Lacy.

    Bedtelyon, a native of Nelson County, gained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisville in 2009. She brings nine years of experience in communications and non-profit work to her new position.

  • County schools committed to school resource officer

    A school resource officer is among the positions Nelson County Schools will soon fill, and it’s one the community and the board has been looking forward to for the past year.

    When the district was leading public discussions last summer on how to improve safety following behavior concerns at certain schools, an SRO was a resource most participants desired. That desire has only grown in the wake of recent school shootings in Florida and Kentucky.

  • County schools’ central office sees staff changes

    Four weeks into summer break, it is becoming apparent that much of the leadership at Nelson County Schools’ Central Office will be new when classes start in the fall.

    Dozens of now-obsolete positions have been eliminated, and at least four former directors have been transferred to the classroom as part of a reorganization by Superintendent Wes Bradley.

    Bradley introduced the plan to reorganize the Central Office last month.

  • Handloser moving to Central Office position

    A search for a new principal at Old Kentucky Home Middle School is once again underway with Robin Handloser’s move to Central Office, which she announced in a YouTube video Tuesday.

    “I have simply accepted a new role in Nelson County Schools,” Handloser said in the video. “I will be serving as the new human resources director.”

  • Nelson County Schools’ Shattered Glass Summit planned for June 18-20




    Nelson County Schools is seeking participants for a Shattered Glass Summit to be hosted June 18-20.

    The Shattered Glass Summit sets out to provide young girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to promote leadership and innovation.

    “We exist because there is a huge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Brooke Whitlow, founder and COO of Shattered Glass.

  • St. Gregory students learn from visitors during ‘Pioneer Day’

    The third and fourth graders at St. Gregory School recently participated in a “Pioneer Day.” Visitors included Steve Morris, a former teacher at the school and a living history actor, who dressed as a long hunter and brought in artifacts to teach students about these early explorers of Kentucky. From left are Dominic Willis, Morris and Landon McCarty dressed in historical clothing.

  • Students named to WKU spring 2018 honors list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2018 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).


    From Bardstown:

    Bailee E. Correro*

    John M. Haydon*

    Lillian B. Harned

    Seth T. Mcdowell*

  • PHOTO: Bethlehem students display crosses for shooting victims

    Bethlehem students commemorated the victims of recent school shootings by displaying white crosses in their courtyard.  The students have been expressing their views on school violence through their artwork in Mara Huston’s class.  Pictured from left to right is Abigail Rieth, Laura Mattingly, Maggie Green, Olivia Bickett, Hannah Lanham, Blake Vittitow, and Hayden Luckett.  The crosses were provided by Marvin and Pat Murray Boone.

  • Educators undergo trauma training

    A wounded person can bleed to death in just a few minutes if an artery is hit, and even if first-responders are nearby, they may not gain access to the victim in time to make a difference. In the wake of heightened safety concerns surrounding school shootings, staff of Bardstown City Schools underwent Stop The Bleed training Wednesday to learn how to save a life in the event of an emergency.