• PHOTOS: Bethlehem High School Graduation 2018

    Bethlehem High School sent off the Class of 2018 Sunday night. The ceremony was the first event to be held at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre since the facility was cleared to reopen earlier this month.
    Keynote speaker of Sunday's graduation was Laura Craig, a social studies teacher. Valedictorian addresses were delivered by Alex Brown, Sarah Downs, Hunter McCoy and Charlotte Seeger.

    There were 65 graduates.

  • Taylor named principal of Bardstown Middle School

    Bardstown Middle School’s new principal is a familiar face to the school and the district. The school’s site-based decision-making council made the decision late last week that Melissa Taylor, who has been assistant principal of BMS since 2010, would advance to principal.

  • St. Joseph students finalist in KET writing contest

    Two St. Joseph fourth-graders were finalists in the 2018 Young Writers Contest put on by Kentucky Educational Television.
    Cora Fogle and Elle Osborne, both of Bardstown, were selected as finalists for the fourth-grade division of the contest, which received more than 1,200 submissions in total from 280 schools in 17 states.
    The annual Young Writers Contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth-grade who can submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry.

  • Bethlehem’s last SCN retiring

    Sister Mary Ninette Manning, SCN, said her retirement is in God’s hands. She leaves Bethlehem High School this week for the last time, not only as the school’s personal counselor of 36 years, but also as the last Sister of Charity on staff.

    “It was our sisters, under Mother Catherine Spalding, who founded this school,” in 1819, she said. “There has been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth in this school ever since. There will not be after I leave.”

  • 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.