• Leake accepted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    April Leake, Bardstown, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of University of Kentucky.

    “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and Founder.

  • Mid-Continent University honors May 2011 graduates

    Several local students received degrees from Mid-Continent University May 14 at Graves County High School, Mayfield.

    Sharon Bensing Wyatt, Cox’s Creek, received an associate of science degree.

    Those receiving a bachelor of science in business management include: Brandon Bowles, Emily Riley Bowles, Cum Laude, Tonya Schreiner and Crystal Kinsey Riley, all of Bardstown, and Leslie Johnson, Magna Cum Laude, Bloomfield.

  • Tharp named to Dean’s List

    Jena R. Tharp, Boston, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Jefferson Community & Technical College. She is the daughter of Mike and Jeanette Sidebottom, Boston, and Kenneth Tharp, Bardstown, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Curly Hall, Bardstown.

  • Bluegrass Christian Academy Honor Roll — 4th Nine Weeks

    K4 Class: Mrs. Hilbert–Fruit of the Spirit

    Love – Piper Koenig

    Joy – Kenna Carroll

    Peace – Trey Proctor

    Patience – Makenzie Passanisi

    Kindness – Philip Broers

    Goodness– Ian Wooton

    Faithfulness – Reagan Runner

    Gentleness – Landon Cissell

    Self Control – Elayna Pinnick


    K5 Class: Mrs. Roby – Fruit of the Spirit

    Joy – Chesney Spainhoward

    Peace – Abby Wheatley

  • Local students named to ECTC Honors Program

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was held Friday, May 6 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:


    Honors Students

  • Short-term interim OKH principal named

    Paige Wood was named interim principal of Old Kentucky Home Middle School for a maximum of 30 days Tuesday afternoon at a special meeting of the school’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council.

    Wood is assistant principal of Old Kentucky Home Middle. She steps in for Ryan Clark, who resigned last week after seven years as principal of OKH to take on the role of interim assistant principal at Bardstown High School for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Children learn everyday skills at equine therapy camp

    Georgia Clan’s daughter is calmer and more focused when she interacts with horses. She enrolled her daughter, Eve Clan, 8, in Riding For Hope, a weeklong equine therapy camp for children from Nelson, Taylor and Marion counties.

    “She is a sweeter kid now that she interacts with the horses, and she is less shy,” said Georgia, who lives in Bardstown. “She used to be a wired kid, but this program has calmed her down.”

    Georgia explained the camp was a way for her daughter to make friends and learn to share the equipment.

  • Sheriff’s ranches kick off
  • New Books at the Nelson County Public Library


    Monica Ali — “Untold Story.”

    Jan Burke — “Disturbance.”

    Jacqueline Carey —  “Naamah’s Blessing.”

    Bobbie Ann Mason — “The Girl in the Blue Beret.”

    James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge — “Now You See Her.”


    Denis Avey and Rob Broomby — “The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II.”

  • Nelson County Farm Bureau awards 25 college scholarships to local students

    Nelson County Farm Bureau continued its pledge to support higher education in Kentucky by awarding 25 students with $600 college scholarships in 2011. These awards are 25 of the 210 college scholarships worth a total of $269,100 that the Nelson County Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students throughout the Commonwealth.