• EDUCATION BRIEFS: Aug. 15, 2018

    Bardstown student named to dean’s list at IU

    Mason Flecher of Bardstown, has been named to the dean’s list at Indiana State University for the spring semester of 2018. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    Local students named to Centre College dean’s list

  • Visit KHEAA at the Kentucky State Fair

    Kentuckians attending the state fair in Louisville Aug. 16-26 can pick up free student financial aid information at the College Info Road Show booth in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    The College Info Road Show is a mobile classroom sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2018 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college for good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    To check their awards, students need to sign in to their account on www.kheaa.com. If they don’t already have an account, they can set one up.

  • William Cross and Cliff Burgess Memorial Scholarship

    The 2018 Nelson County Fair Board’s William Cross and Cliff Burgess Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Taylor Skrine. She is a 2018 graduate of Nelson County High School. While at NCHS, she was a member of the girls’ soccer team, public relations officer for the National Honor Society, and a member of the Principal’s Panel. This fall, she plans on attending Spalding University, majoring in special education. She is the daughter of Patricia and Christopher Skrine, of Bardstown.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win an iPad in KHEAA drawing

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in August. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on Aug.1 through 12 a.m. on Sept. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the page and answer one question about college. On a mobile device, the giveaway post is pinned to the top of the KHEAA Facebook page. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • County schools kick off 2018-19 school year

    Nelson County Schools kicked off the 2018-2019 school year Wednesday morning.

  • St. Ann celebrates picnic, opens new parish center

    After more than 80 years of learning in the same three-room schoolhouse, the students and teachers of St. Ann School in Howardstown have a new home — and it’s just a few feet away.

    The new parish center for St. Ann Church was completed about two weeks ago and features four classrooms, which will be the new learning space for the small Catholic school that has served the community since the late 1800s.

    “It was staffed by Ursuline nuns,” and lay teachers later continued the work, said teacher Sue Boone, an alumna of St. Ann School.

  • Annual scholarship program sees 14 participants

    Fourteen young ladies are vying Aug. 18 for the title of Nelson County’s next Distinguished Young Woman, part of a long-running national scholarship program designed to promote leadership, improve self-confidence and recognize young role models.

    Open locally to high school juniors, the scholarship program was founded in 1958 as Junior Miss. Since its creation, thousands of teens from across the country have taken part. Contestants are judged on scholastics, interview skills, talent, fitness and self-expression, each counting for a percentage of their overall score.

  • Sims receives scholarship

    Pamela Baylee Sims is one of the two recipients of the 2018 Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association Scholarship. She is a graduate of Nelson County High School and will be attending the University of Kentucky with a major in Career and Technical Education and minor in Animal Science, Agriculture Economics.

  • Bardstown students build business experience at FBLA conference

    The Bardstown High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team had seven members qualify to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Md., from June 28 to July 2.

    To qualify for the national conference, participants had to place in the top five at the state FBLA competition.