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Education

  • Nelson County Schools on 2-hour delay

    Nelson County Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 22, because of flash flooding. Morning preschool is canceled. Childcare remains open.

  • Nelson County preschool to see changes next year

    In a decision that would potentially save the district thousands, the Nelson County Early Learning Center will see some big changes next year, including cutting midday bus transportation for preschool students.

    Following a presentation Tuesday night by Director of Elementary Schools Ann Marie Williams and other district staff, the board approved changes affecting not only transportation but also changes that would extend the school day, increase the number of instructional days and lower tuition in 2018-2019.

  • Bloomfield Elementary School second term Honor Roll

    • A Honor Roll Fifth Grade

    Shaylyn Bowman, Anna Simpson, Alex Smith, Jacob Willett, Kamryn Brown, Toby Curtsinger, Gunner Summitt

    • A Honor Roll Fourth Grade

    Addie Avis, Grant Cox, Alaina Miller, Allison O’Bryan, Scarlettann Williams

    • A/B Honor Roll Fifth grade

  • Private and home-schooled students can use free ILPs

    Kentucky students who attend private or home-schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home-school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.

  • Tirabasso named to dean’s list

    Morgan Tirabasso, of Bardstown, attained dean’s list honors for the fall 2017 term at Hanover College. She is a freshman.

    To qualify, a student must attain a 3.50 grade-point average (on a four-point scale).

  • Kentucky residents could win an iPad Pro in KHEAA drawing

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook. The contest runs through 12 a.m. on March 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.

  • St. Joseph School Quick Recall Team finishes third

    The St. Joseph School Quick Recall Team finished third in the Governor’s Cup regional competition. St Joseph was one of two Nelson County schools to advance to this level and earned the right to compete against middle schools from five other counties. Team members include Dolce Dillard, Eliza Downs, Bill Evans, Charlie Evans, Bella Garrett, Molly Godbey, Rebecca Lee, Challen McCoy, Caleb Miracle, Chloe Nicholson, Wilson O’Daniel, William Patrick, Matt Rice, Cecelia Rogers and Sara Spalding.

  • Aihara moves on to state competition

    Yuta Aihara of Bardstown Middle School competed in the Regional’s Governor’s Cup on Saturday, Feb. 3, in New Haven. He placed fifth in the district competition held at Bloomfield Middle School. He successfully placed first and is moving on to the State Governor’s Cup on March 17 in Louisville.

  • County district to discuss threats, concerns and protocol with students

    Threats against schools being made on social media are a problem dozens of schools across the state are currently facing, and Nelson County is not immune.

    In response, Interim Superintendent Tom Brown is encouraging all Nelson County Schools to set aside some time on Thursday to discuss with students recent tragedies in Kentucky and Florida.

    In an email Monday afternoon from District Assessment Coordinator Kim Brown, school principals were advised to create the presentations following a series of minor threats made across the district.

  • ‘Oh Freedom!’

    Gathered on the floor of the gym, students at Bardstown Elementary School listened as Jazmin Salaberrios and Marquese Carter walked them through a series of songs that helped shape history.

    “As opera singers, it is an honor and privilege for us to use our voices to share with you the stories and struggles of African Americans to freedom and civil rights,” Salaberrios said, introducing the special program from The Kentucky Opera.