• Bardstown High School Graduation 2018

    Bardstown High School held a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 on June 2 at the Garnis Martin Field.

  • PHOTOS: Tigerpawlooza 2018

    Bardstown Primary School hosted its annual Tigerpawlooza Friday, an end of the year celebration that included face painting, obstacle courses, inflatables, chalk art, games and a fire engine waterfall.

  • Free meals offered to kids over summer break

    Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools will again be participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program this year, providing free meals to children 18 years and younger over summer break.

    Both districts have participated in the program for several years as a way to combat hunger for children who may not have access to daily meals outside of school.

    Open sites

    Meals at these locations will be provided to all children on a first come, first serve basis without charge:

  • Holsclaw recognized for years of work in education

    The room was packed and emotions were high as dozens gathered for a retirement reception Wednesday afternoon to honor Brent Holsclaw. For the last 13 years, Holsclaw has served as superintendent of Bardstown City Schools — only the eighth superintendent in the district’s 110-year history — but his work in education exceeds three decades.

  • Newton named principal of Thomas Nelson High School

    For the past month, Courtney Newton has served as interim principal for Thomas Nelson High School after Wes was hired as superintendent. On Wednesday, the school’s site-based decision-making council announced Newton had been chosen to permanently serve as principal.

    Prior to her interim appointment, Newton also served as assistant principal and has worked with the school since it first opened in 2012.

  • PHOTOS: Let's get Physics(cal)

    As the school year winds down for Bardstown City Schools, high school students used physics for some fun end-of-year activities.

    Students in Shawn Boggs' class were tasked with collecting data to determine the angle and pullback distance required to launch water balloons at teachers. The students put their skills to the test last Thursday.

    A day earlier, advanced placement physic students traveled to the Bardstown Primary School to lead demonstrations and hands-on activities with kindergartners.

  • Unitas Honor Academy hosts closing ceremony

    The Unitas Honor Academy hosted its a closing ceremony last week, bringing its first year of operation to an end.

    UHA, a classical Christian school striving to serve students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, opened last fall when founders Andrea and Jeremy Hutchins sought to offer a different educational opportunity to local school children.

    In addition to non-denominational Christian studies and general academic areas, students study Greek mythology, Greek and Roman history and classic literature and also learn Latin.

  • Keeling named to 2018 spring academic dean’s list at Brescia University

    A local student was named to 2018 spring academic dean’s list at Brescia University.

    Toni Keeling, of Bardstown, was named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Brescia University for completing at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 GPA.

    She is a sophomore and majors in English: Emphasis in Professional.

    Brescia University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education.

    It is located in Owensboro.

  • Local McKendree University students to graduate this weekend

    McKendree University held its 178th commencement exercises on May 12 at the Lebanon, Ill., campus for students who completed their degree requirements in December 2017, May and July 2018.

    Graduates at the Radcliff and Shepherdsville campuses will receive their diplomas Saturday. The new graduates include:

    Samantha Fair, of Bardstown, BBA, human resource management,

    Kimberly Hagan, of New Haven, BSN, nursing,

    Phillip Mays, of Bloomfield, BBA, business administration, summa cum laude

    Chelsey Sievert, of Bardstown, BSN, nursing

  • KHEAA’s College Info Road Show travels the state

    The College Info Road Show is ready to visit communities across the state this summer.

    The Road Show is an outreach program of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). It travels the state so Kentuckians can learn about their college and technical school options.

    Equipped with wireless Internet access, the Road Show and its on-board counselor, Kevin Wilson, are available this summer to visit back-to-school festivals, college fairs, summer camps, libraries and other venues.