• Courtney welcomed to BES

    It was a bit of an emotional moment as Brian Courtney thanked the district staff, parents, students and community members who gathered for a public reception Wednesday afternoon to welcome him to Bardstown Elementary School. Courtney was announced as principal of the school April 17, succeeding Paul Bowling, who has moved to a district director position.

    Bowling introduced Courtney at Wednesday’s reception, thanking the Site-Based Decision Making Council for its work in selecting applicants.

  • FINANCIAL AID TIP: Save money by taking more classes each semester

    Taking more classes each semester may help you cut the cost of college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). That’s important if you’ll need student loans to help pay for your education.

    A full-time load for undergraduate students is usually 12 credit hours per semester. Associate’s degrees usually require 60 credit hours to finish, bachelor’s degrees 120 hours. At 12 hours each semester, you’ll need five semesters to finish an associate’s degree and 10 semesters to finish a bachelor’s degree.

  • Kentucky residents can win an iPad Pro in KHEAA drawing

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in May. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on May 1 through 12 a.m. on June 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the page and answer one question about college.

    On a mobile device, the giveaway post is pinned to the top of the KHEAA Facebook page. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Yocum joins honor society at U of L

    Natalie Yocum, of Bardstown, was recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Louisville.

    Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

  • Make college more affordable by saving on intangible costs

    When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs can be tangible or intangible. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Tangible costs include tuition and fees and room and board.

    Intangible costs include everything else: textbooks and supplies; computers; and personal items, such as shampoo, clothes, entertainment, laundry and other expenses.

  • PHOTO: St. Joseph Beta Club attends Leadership Summit

    The Beta Leadership Summit was held in French Lick, Ind., on April 9 and 10. St. Joseph School’s Jr. Beta Club was formed less than a year ago and had a small delegation attend. These students were recognized as an Outstanding Leadership School. They also qualified for the National Convention in three divisions: Rapid Response, Lead Outside the Box and Service Snapshot. Six of the Beta members will attend the National Convention in Savannah, Ga., this summer.

  • St. Joseph Grade School honor roll

    Fourth Grade
    • A
    Silas Dillard
    Tommy Filiatreau
    Ben Ice
    Cam Mitchell
    Elle Osborne
    Tori Osborne
    Bailey Roby

    • A/B
    Tyler Chevalier
    Kavan Cox
    Ben Garrett
    Caleb Higdon
    Ella Higdon
    Martin Hils
    Lincoln Livers
    Scarlett Newport

    • A
    Gracie Osborne
    Xander Willett

    • A/B
    Aiden Ballard
    Ethan Ebelhar
    Lorelei Fante
    Lily Jackson

  • St. Catherine Academy honor roll

    Perfect attendance
    • Kindergarten
    Jake Blanford
    Avery Dadisman
    Waylon Metcalf
    Cruz Snellen

    • First Grade
    Lila Burton

    • Second Grade
    Preston Hatfield
    Gracie Thornsberry
    Will White

    • Third Grade
    Lucas Bennett
    Luca Cima
    Riggs Griffith
    Bella Metcalf

    • Fourth Grade
    Madison Edelen
    Madison Rogers
    Payton Thompson

    • Fifth Grade

  • Flier offers eighth-graders tips about high school success

    Kentucky eighth-graders headed for high school in the fall might find “High School Basics,” a four-page flier, helpful. The free flier can be ordered from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    “High School Basics” has sections about:

    • Credits and graduation requirements.

    • Calculating a GPA.

    • Reading a high school transcript.

    • The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

    • Earning college credit while in high school.

  • PHOTO: Bardstown Elementary names Students of the Month for March