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Education

  • Nelson County Schools closed

     Nelson County Schools are closed Wednesday, March 21. It will be an NTI/Best Day. Childcare remains open.

  • School boards to meet Tuesday

    The Bardstown Independent Schools and Nelson County Schools boards of education will meet at their regularly scheduled times Tuesday, March 20.

    Bardstown will meet at noon in the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth Street, in Bardstown.

    Nelson County will meet at 5 p.m. in the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane, in Bardstown.

    Agendas are attached:

  • Sisters win county, regional levels of conservation contests

    Two students who have received state recognition in the Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art contests are not only from the same school — a first for the contests — but are also siblings.

    Sisters Anna Claire and Caroline Carwile each won the county and regional competitions in their respective categories. Anna Claire took a first place in the writing contest, and younger sister Caroline won the art contest. Both are students at Bluegrass Christian Academy in Bardstown.

  • PHOTOS: STEAM showcase

    Families take part in a showcase at Bardstown’s STEAM Academy Monday evening. The event featured interactive activities for students and their families and was intended to show parents what concepts and skills students are learning.

  • Schools honor shooting victims, participate in demonstrations

    A red balloon for Gina Montalto, age 14, drifted upward as Jenna Hayden let go of the string. A couple hours before students across the state and country took part in the scheduled National School Walkout Day, the Bardstown High School Young Democrats Club chose to honor the fallen students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marshall County High Schools in their own way.

  • County students accepted to 2020 Gatton Academy

    Both high schools in the Nelson County district will be represented at the Gatton Academy after two students were among those recently accepted for the Class of 2020. Laurel Philpott represents Nelson County High School, and Camila Lozano represents Thomas Nelson High School.

    “I was so happy, I literally screamed,” Lozano said of hearing she had been accepted. “I told my parents and they were hugging me.”

  • Craig visits McCoy in Frankfort

    Gracyn Craig was photographed with Rep. Chad McCoy in Frankfort during the legislative session. Craig is a sixth-grader at Bardstown Middle School.

  • Districts learn about free tipline for school safety

    School districts across the state have been dealing with online threats in the wake of recent mass shootings. As many districts promote the “see something, say something” practice within schools, more are looking to provide additional tools for students or parents to communicate safety concerns.

    The S.T.O.P. Tipline (Safety Tipline, Online Prevention) allows students, parents and community members to report bullying, violence or risky behaviors using an online form. The service is offered free to districts by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS).

  • PHOTOS: FUNdraising with Laughter 2018

    Thomas Nelson High School hosted its sixth FUNdraising with Laughter show, a program offered through Comedy Caravan. The show, held in the new auditorium, supports the school's Project Lift Off event.

  • OKH Leadership Day includes music, message

    From music to improv demonstrations that made students think about perspective, a special presentation Friday at Old Kentucky Home Middle School set out to share a message.

    “You matter, and other people matter,” said Preston Pugmire, an award-winning inspirational speaker, podcaster, entertainer and special guest at the school Friday morning. Pugmire used his musical talents to connect with students and spoke about supporting others and celebrating personal strengths.