• St. Gregory students learn from visitors during ‘Pioneer Day’

    The third and fourth graders at St. Gregory School recently participated in a “Pioneer Day.” Visitors included Steve Morris, a former teacher at the school and a living history actor, who dressed as a long hunter and brought in artifacts to teach students about these early explorers of Kentucky. From left are Dominic Willis, Morris and Landon McCarty dressed in historical clothing.

  • Students named to WKU spring 2018 honors list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2018 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).


    From Bardstown:

    Bailee E. Correro*

    John M. Haydon*

    Lillian B. Harned

    Seth T. Mcdowell*

  • PHOTO: Bethlehem students display crosses for shooting victims

    Bethlehem students commemorated the victims of recent school shootings by displaying white crosses in their courtyard.  The students have been expressing their views on school violence through their artwork in Mara Huston’s class.  Pictured from left to right is Abigail Rieth, Laura Mattingly, Maggie Green, Olivia Bickett, Hannah Lanham, Blake Vittitow, and Hayden Luckett.  The crosses were provided by Marvin and Pat Murray Boone.

  • Educators undergo trauma training

    A wounded person can bleed to death in just a few minutes if an artery is hit, and even if first-responders are nearby, they may not gain access to the victim in time to make a difference. In the wake of heightened safety concerns surrounding school shootings, staff of Bardstown City Schools underwent Stop The Bleed training Wednesday to learn how to save a life in the event of an emergency.

  • Area Tech Center hosts free summer camp

    School is out of session for summer, but the Nelson County Area Technology Center on Bloomfield Road has been busy inside and outside of the classroom this week. The ATC hosted its first summer camp June 4-8, offering students entering grades seventh through tenth an early exposure to some of the career pathways the facility offers local students.

    The camp was made possible through a $5,000 state grant, which ATC Principal Jeremey Booher said was offered to several schools to host non-traditional skills camps.

  • Bardstown Primary School experiences ‘baby boom’

    In the last few months, nine Bardstown Primary School staff members have welcomed the births of 10 babies, and the school community is already calling them the Class of 2036.

    The oldest of the group is Leeland, son of Jessica Dones, who is 9 months old.

    The youngest is 6-week-old Adalynn, daughter of Bridgette Bowman.

  • Residents named to Bellarmine dean’s list

    Bellarmine University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Madison Brady, sophomore, Elementary Education, Bethlehem High School
    • Margaret Downs, senior, Elementary Education, Bethlehem High School
    • Victoria Fischer, senior, English, Bardstown High School
    • Sarah Hawkins, senior, Communications, Bethlehem High School

  • Bloomfield Elementary fourth term honor roll

    A Honor Roll 5th Grade
    Shaylyn Bowman, Randy Coulter, Bobby Joe Harris, Carsen Keeling, Alivia Morris, Yasmine Norvang,  Jullian Ramirez, Emily Sanders, Anna Simpson, Kaden Simpson, Gunner Summitt, Savannah Wallace, Jacob Willett, Aidin Wiseman, Tommy Zabenco

    A Honor Roll 4th Grade
    Addie Avis, Kamryn Brown, Kinslee Burns, Grant Cox, Alaina Miller, Tate Milburn, Allison O’Bryan, Everett Sagrecy, Anna Simpson, Logan Theis, Scarlettann Williams

  • St. Catherine Academy fourth quarter honors

    Perfect Attendance
    • Kindergarten
    Kinley Burd
    Samuel Earp
    Trenton Masterson
    Waylon Metcalf
    Cruz Snellen

    • First Grade
    Lila Burton
    Lilly Culver

    • Second Grade
    Preston Hatfield
    Will White

    • Fourth Grade
    Cody Hart

    • Fifth Grade
    Carlee Burd
    Emma Fulkerson

    • Sixth Grade
    Kate Ballard
    Macaul Bryan
    Nicholas Culver
    Hannah Culver

  • Dickson graduates from OCU

    Kaylee Dickson, of Bardstown, graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling.