• Bardstown takes part in KSP's active shooter training

    Startled by the sound of a blank shot ringing through the halls, participants sprung into action by locking the door and grabbing what furniture they could to form a barricade inside a classroom at Bardstown High School. Staff of both the high school and the middle school took part in hands-on active shooter training Tuesday, as part of an extended effort to improve school safety and security.

  • PHOTOS: Bardstown goes back to school 2018

    Bardstown City Schools returned for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 1. New superintendent Ryan Clark held the door open for high schools as they exited buses, and other district staff were ready to greet new students at different locations.

  • Bethlehem sports project good to go

    Bethlehem High School cleared its final hurdle with the city government this week to get financing for its new athletics complex on New Shepherdsville Road.

    The Bardstown City Council had previously approved a resolution to issue $3.5 million in industrial revenue bonds to build the facilities, contingent upon the outcome of a public hearing required by state law that had to be rescheduled for Monday at noon at the council’s chambers because of a technicality involving where the hearing could be held.

  • Sheckles’ new sales job

    Monday was a busy day for Bill Sheckles.

    That morning was his last day at Conway-Heaton, the Ford dealership where he has sold cars and trucks for 32 years.

    At noon, he presided over a meeting of the Bardstown City Council for a public hearing on a bond issue for a school sports complex.

    And that afternoon, he was getting settled into his new office at Bardstown High School, where he is now the new truancy mediator and ombudsman for city schools.

    He believes it’s going to be a good change.

  • Holsclaw takes position with ECTC

    Brent Holsclaw’s retirement has been a short-lived affair as the former Bardstown City Schools superintendent has started a position with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    In a press release issued to media this week, ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate announced Holsclaw’s appointment to chief financial and facilities officer, which he started July 16.

  • Nelson County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Nelson County high school junior Garrett Hall recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Hall and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 10-14 at Murray State University for an additional 46 students.

  • Local students recognized by colleges

    Bischoff named to Dayton’s Dean’s List

    Elayne Bischoff, of Bardstown, earned a spot on the University of Dayton’s spring 2018 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

    Shrewsbury makes Samford dean’s List

    Mary H. Shrewsbury, of Bardstown, was named to the fall 2017 Dean’s List at Samford University. Shrewsbury is a Senior Comm Sciences and Disorders major.

  • Green Dot program to continue



    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a grant for more than $300,000 to continue funding of the Green Dot Program in Nelson County. The hospital first partnered with local high schools in 2015 to bring the program to the area.

  • Shams tours Europe as part of UofL musical program
  • Pottinger graduates Baylor

    David Lewis Pottinger graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, University Scholar, from Baylor University. Baylor University, the oldest continuously operating university in Texas, conferred degrees on a record number of nearly 3,000 graduates during three spring commencement exercises May 11-12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.