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Education

  • 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.

  • Kids ‘Seuss up’ for Read Across America

    Clutching books and dressed as some of their favorite characters, students at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center paraded around the building as part of an annual Dr. Seuss event.

  • Art with Alums

    Mara Huston was proud as she walked through the gallery and pointed out works of art submitted by some of her former students. With over 100 student pieces as well as submissions from Huston, the Art with Alums exhibit at The Gallery on the Square is a testament to the creativity Bethlehem High School has produced.

    Huston started months ago reaching out to students through social media for the exhibit, which she wanted to coordinate to celebrate her 20 years as an art teacher with Bethlehem.

  • BHS looks back for Black History Month

    Bardstown High School’s Black History Month program invited alumni on stage to share their experiences, and whether they graduated in the 1970s or the 2000s, the speakers shared a common message of encouraging today’s students to do their best and to pursue success.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces 2018 Scholarship Program

    Bluegrass Cellular is accepting applications for the 2018 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program. The company will award $22,500 in scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors in Central Kentucky. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 2.

  • Students named to fall 2017 honors list at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2017 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 (*).

    Bardstown

    Elexus K. Peake

    Julia E. Taylor*

    William J. Newton

    Colton I. Mattingly

    William A. Geoghegan