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Education

  • Head takes first in Congressional Art contest

    Jenna Head, a sophomore at Nelson County High School, took first place in Kentucky’s 2nd District for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her drawing titled “Sandy Sea Shell.”

    The piece is graphite and a portrait of her friend, Meridith, who had sent her a photo from the beach over the summer.

  • PHOTOS: NCELC honors graduates

    Several preschool students of the Nelson County Early Learning Center “graduated” in special ceremonies at Nelson County High School  and Thomas Nelson High School this week.
     

  • Clinic, schools offering sensory-friendly activities for kids

    Partners in Pediatric Therapy and the special education departments of Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools are collaborating to offer this year’s Summer Sensory Sessions on Saturdays in June and July for children with special needs.

    “We’re offering something unique,” said Developmental Interventionist and clinic owner Lance Blanford. “Our goal is to make sure we allow families the opportunity to get out and do things in an environment that is more comfortable to them.”

  • New director positions approved for Nelson County Schools

    Superintendent Wes Bradley is reorganizing Central Office, and that includes creating three new director positions and dividing the Central Office into “teams” to better serve Nelson County Schools.

    The positions include a director of community health and engagement, a director of workforce development and a director of student leadership and learning. A fourth position, the community and school media coordinator, has also been created.

  • PHOTOS: Battle of the Generations

    Thomas Nelson and Nelson County high school teachers and staff teamed up against Thomas Nelson and Nelson County high school students in a “Battle of the Generations” basketball game Friday night. Donations at the game benefited project graduation and liftoff for seniors at both schools.
     

  • Area Tech students building shed for Habitat for Humanity

    Carpentry students of the Nelson County Area Technology Center have spent the last week building a 10 x 10 shed for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate — My New Kentucky Home — a nonprofit housing organization that builds affordable homes for families in need.

    Carpentry instructor Doug McClure said the local affiliate contacted the ATC about the project, and the shed will not only benefit the family of the next build, but also Habitat, which will use the shed for on-site equipment storage until construction is complete.

  • Brooke Hardin receives scholarship from Legion Post 121
  • Baylee Sims receives homemakers scholarship
  • Federal student loans offer deferments

    If you’re having trouble repaying your federal student loans, you may be able to apply for a deferment, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    A deferment lets you postpone paying your loans if you meet certain guidelines.

    You may qualify for a deferment if you are:

    • Enrolled in college at least half time.

    • In a rehabilitation training program.

    • Unemployed or can’t find a full-time job.

    • Having economic hardship.

  • Tau Sigma Honor Society welcomes Phillip Mays

    Tau Sigma National Honor Society has established a new chapter at McKendree University and welcomed Phillip Mays, of Bloomfield, as a member on April 26. Tau Sigma recognizes and promotes academic excellence and involvement of transfer students and provides opportunities to earn scholarships, attend leadership conferences, take leadership positions at the university and serve others.