• Dr. Lisa Allen named interim education dean at Campbellsville

    Dr. Lisa Allen, associate dean of the School of Education, chair of graduate programs and associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been named interim dean of the university’s School of Education.

    “After much thoughtful consideration, Campbellsville University administration feel that Dr. Allen is the best choice for the institution and the School of Education,” Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said.

  • Case selected as OKH principal

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School’s new principal has administrative experience and a personal understanding of the students and staff. Former Vice Principal Melissa Case was announced recently as the successor of Robin Handloser, who made a move to the central office for a director position. Case and Handloser worked in tandem over the last school year to improve school culture and operations. 

  • White announces retirement from education foundation

    Dorothy White announced her retirement at the June 19 Nelson County Board of Education meeting from Nelson County Schools’ Community Support Foundation, which raises funds to support educational experiences in the district. White has served as the director of the group since retiring as executive director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Nelson County Schools holding administrative hearing Tuesday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Nelson County Schools Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. During executive session, the board will enter into a meeting that is closed to the public per the KRS cited below. The board will enter back into open session after the meeting is complete. The agenda is below.

    I. Call to Order
    II. Convene Executive Session per KRS 161.765 for Administrative Hearing
    III. Return to Open Session
    IV. Adjourn

  • Payton makes move to Bardstown Middle School

    Kevin Payton has been named the new assistant principal of Bardstown Middle School according to a district announcement released Monday. Payton comes to the city school system from New Haven School, where he had served as principal for the last two years.

    In Monday’s announcement, BMS Principal Melissa Taylor said Payton’s experience as a middle school teacher and school administrator would allow him to have an immediate impact at Bardstown Middle.

  • Bardstown City Schools names new director of communications

    Kelly Bedtelyon has been named director of communications for Bardstown City Schools. Bedtelyon will assume the position July 1 following the retirement of Kim Lacy.

    Bedtelyon, a native of Nelson County, gained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisville in 2009. She brings nine years of experience in communications and non-profit work to her new position.

  • County schools committed to school resource officer

    A school resource officer is among the positions Nelson County Schools will soon fill, and it’s one the community and the board has been looking forward to for the past year.

    When the district was leading public discussions last summer on how to improve safety following behavior concerns at certain schools, an SRO was a resource most participants desired. That desire has only grown in the wake of recent school shootings in Florida and Kentucky.

  • County schools’ central office sees staff changes

    Four weeks into summer break, it is becoming apparent that much of the leadership at Nelson County Schools’ Central Office will be new when classes start in the fall.

    Dozens of now-obsolete positions have been eliminated, and at least four former directors have been transferred to the classroom as part of a reorganization by Superintendent Wes Bradley.

    Bradley introduced the plan to reorganize the Central Office last month.

  • Handloser moving to Central Office position

    A search for a new principal at Old Kentucky Home Middle School is once again underway with Robin Handloser’s move to Central Office, which she announced in a YouTube video Tuesday.

    “I have simply accepted a new role in Nelson County Schools,” Handloser said in the video. “I will be serving as the new human resources director.”

  • Nelson County Schools’ Shattered Glass Summit planned for June 18-20




    Nelson County Schools is seeking participants for a Shattered Glass Summit to be hosted June 18-20.

    The Shattered Glass Summit sets out to provide young girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to promote leadership and innovation.

    “We exist because there is a huge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Brooke Whitlow, founder and COO of Shattered Glass.