• Students practice for their futures

    Friday activities helped local middle and high school students prepare for the future.

    Kentucky schools continue to look at meeting the demand of the local workforce, from a focus on pathways for high-demand careers to the proposal of regional career academies. Feeding that demand, however, requires students to not only be trained in on-the-job skills but also interviewing and soft skills, which is what Thomas Nelson High School aimed to do Friday morning with mock interviews.

  • Bardstown superintendent showcase planned for April 16

    The Bardstown City Schools Board of Education will host a Superintendent Finalist Showcase April 16, allowing the community to meet candidates for the district’s top position and submit questions.

    The showcase will start at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth St. in Bardstown. All four of the district’s finalists will be showcased on this night. According to a district press release, each candidate will have 20 minutes to respond to a set list of questions pertaining to all areas of school district operations.

  • Bethlehem senior, partner win televised fishing tournament

    A Bethlehem High School senior may have missed a few classes recently, but his absence helped him win a $28,000 college scholarship and an appearance on TV.

    Tyler Ohler and fishing partner Jordan Smallwood, both of Elizabethtown, recently competed in Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star” challenge, a contest for high school students. The duo first competed in a social media challenge in the fall against nearly 800 teams from across the United States and Canada.

  • Early Learning Center to offer free meals next year

    Students of the Nelson County Early Learning Center will receive free breakfast and lunch next school year as the Nelson County Board of Education approved Tuesday to allow participation in the Community Eligibility Provision.

    The center would join four other schools in the district — Bloomfield Elementary, Boston School, New Haven School, and The Academy at Horizons — taking part in the CEP, a provision of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allowing high-poverty schools to provide free meals to all students.

  • Area Tech Center transformation discussed

    Area Technology Centers such as Nelson County’s could be transformed into full-day academies serving several school districts, college students and businesses as districts join together for a state grant.

    Bardstown City Schools approved an assurance last week to join with Nelson, Marion, Washington and LaRue Counties, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Marion and Nelson County Area Technology Centers for the Kentucky New Skills for Youth Grant Cohort II.

  • NCS piloting ‘blended learning’ program

    Students who have withdrawn from Nelson County Schools because of social or learning difficulties could remain a part of the school district and still learn from home if a new pilot program proves successful.

  • EKU announces Fall 2017 semester’s President’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,670 students earned President’s List honors for the Fall 2017 semester.

    The President’s List was established by the university to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for a semester.

    Nelson County students include:

    Thomas C. Lear, Bardstown, North Hardin High School, senior, criminal justice

    Shelby Lynn Enlow, Boston, Thomas Nelson High School, senior, occupational science

  • Grayson Co., Bardstown students awarded KSBA scholarships

    Students from the Grayson County and the Bardstown Independent school districts have been awarded scholarships in the seventh annual Kentucky School Boards Association First Degree College Scholarship Program.
    The 2018 honorees, Grayson County High School senior Triniti Bradley and Bardstown High School senior Bryson Carpenter, were announced during KSBA’s 82nd annual conference in Louisville.

  • EKU announces fall 2017 Dean’s Award recipients

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 710 Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2017 semester.
    To earn the Dean’s Award, students must achieve Dean’s List honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

  • ATC students compete in regional conference at ECTC

    On March 2 several Skills USA members from Nelson County ATC traveled to ECTC to compete and participate in the Regional Skills USA conference.  Fourteen members qualified to attend the state competition April 11-14 in Louisville at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
    • Construction Tool ID: First place, Cole Mattingly
    • Internetworking: First place, Sanel Karacic; second place, Sophia Abraham
    • Programming: first Place, Kaitlyn Wilson
    • Information Technology Services: first Place, Luigi Penza