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Education

  • Hawkins places second in Spelling Bowl at ECTC

    Noah Hawkins attended the 54th annual Spelling Bowl held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on April 20. He was the primary representative for St Catherine Academy. Noah came in second place.

  • Key Club volunteers at Feeding America

    Members of the Nelson County High School Key Club recently volunteered at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland in Elizabethtown. During their time at the Volunteer Center, the group worked on projects to support the non-profit that provides food assistance programs in 42 Kentucky counties, including Nelson.

  • Thomas Nelson appoints interim principal

    Thomas Nelson Assistant Principal Courtney H. Newton has been appointed interim principal for the high school as former principal Wes Bradley begins his new position as superintendent of Nelson County Schools.

    “Thomas Nelson has a powerful structure to assist in building students’ capacity to lead,” Newton said in a press release from the district. “Mr. (Assistant Principal Mark) Webster and I are excited to continue to build on these structures and systems collectively created by the Thomas Nelson community of LEARNERs and LEADERs.”

  • PHOTOS: Students participate in KBC-LEO spring summit

    Bardstown High School Young Democrats and Young Republicans met with the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Officials this weekend at Kreso’s Restaurant.

  • Scottish teen makes Snapchat threat against local student

    Bardstown Police Department investigated a school threat Monday morning after an Old Kentucky Home Middle School student received a Snapchat from a teen in Scotland.

    OKH Principal Robin Handloser said she was approached first thing Monday morning by a student who had a Snapchat on her phone making a threat in a comment on one of the student’s photos. Handloser said the threat did not name the school directly.

  • PHOTOS: Preparing for the shift to middle school

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School eighth-graders mentored Foster Height’s fifth-graders last week to help with their transition to middle school.

  • ‘I can’t be dead, I’m only 17’

    The day before prom, Bardstown High School students received a sobering lesson on how the choices they make now can affect them for the rest of their lives. One by one, the mock obituaries of eight students were read aloud in the auditorium as the Grim Reaper claimed his victims and covered them with a white sheet.

  • #GeneralsServe

    The volunteers stood out in their matching neon shirts as they swept, painted, bagged, carried and organized. Spending half a day outside of school and in the community set out to teach the students — and staff — of Thomas Nelson High School what it means to give back.

    “We have partnered with 36 non-profits throughout the Nelson County area that represent, really, the four big communities that we serve — Boston, Bloomfield, New Haven and Bardstown,” said Assistant Principal Mark Webster, as he loaded buses with volunteers Friday morning.

  • New NCS program redefining ‘college ready’

    With the exception of a morning study hall, all of the classes in which Thomas Nelson senior Amanda Brock is enrolled this semester are college-level courses. Come high school graduation next month, Brock could be conferred an associate of arts degree once she receives her diploma, and while the dedication to her studies is something she pursued on her own, Nelson County Schools is looking to make the same opportunity a reality for other students.

  • New NCS program redefining ‘college ready’

    With the exception of a morning study hall, all of the classes in which Thomas Nelson senior Amanda Brock is enrolled this semester are college-level courses. Come high school graduation next month, Brock could be conferred an associate of arts degree once she receives her diploma, and while the dedication to her studies is something she pursued on her own, Nelson County Schools is looking to make the same opportunity a reality for other students.