• 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.

  • Nelson County School Board to meet Feb. 20

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. The agenda is attached. The board will also meet at 7 p.m. the same night and will enter into a closed session regarding student discipline and a closed session for discussion that might lead to the appointment of an employee. Both KRS 61.810(1)(f).


    Feb. 20 5 p.m.

  • On Valentine’s Day, families commit to donate blood

    Nelson County Early Learning Center welcomed 178-plus family members to its first annual Sweetheart Meal held at the school on Valentine’s Day. The time spent was not only in the name of love, but also to bring awareness about donating blood in the community.

    Willing and able family members made the commitment to return to the school’s kindergarten readiness event April 19 to give a pint of blood.

    With the large turnout Wednesday, the school is doubling its goal to 100 pints in the name of “Nelson County’s littlest students.”

  • ‘A child of the Holocaust’

    As Fred Gross showed a photograph of himself as a baby, he asked the middle school students to think about the picture.

    “During the Holocaust, there were a million-and-a-half Jewish children who were killed by the Nazis; exterminated in the death camps,” he said. “Among them were children that age.”

    Gross, a Holocaust survivor, spoke at Bardstown Middle School late last week about his family’s journey through France to escape from the Nazi invasion of his home country of Belgium.

  • BPS promotes literacy with school-wide project

    Throughout the month, all of Bardstown Primary School has been reading a book together in an effort to promote literacy and an interest in reading among students. The project, called “One Book, One BPS,” kicked off Feb. 2 and is funded by the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

  • Bardstown School Board to meet Feb. 20

    The Bardstown City Schools Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 308 N. Fifth Street in Bardstown. See the agenda below:

    Call to Order
    Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Minutes: Regular, 1/16/18 & Special 1/24/18
    2. Confirmation and Approval, Claims
    3. Financial Reports
    4. Superintendent’s Report
    5. Board Member Appreciation