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Education

  • 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.

  • School boards to meet Tuesday

    Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools will have their monthly Board of Education meetings on Tuesday, May 15.

  • Bardstown Primary School celebrates moms, caregivers

    Bardstown Primary School celebrated Mother’s Day with special gifts and presentations last week. Second-graders made heritage dolls to give to their mom or other special person.

    The simple cloth dolls were once made for young girls during the Civil War and were sometimes called church dolls because the children could carry them to church since they were soft and didn’t make noise.

  • Brown recognized for work with district

    Tom Brown was recognized for his work as interim superintendent for the last year prior to Wes Bradley starting the position May 1.

    “Tom has been very generous to our team this year; very generous to the students and the teachers throughout Nelson County,” Bradley said while presenting Brown with a watch at Tuesday night’s working session of the Board of Education. “This is very well deserved.”

    Brown was appreciative of the recognition and the opportunity to serve Nelson County Schools.

  • Bradley aims to ‘ignite Nelson County PRIDE’

    Wes Bradley is in his second week on the job, but he already has a vision worked out for where he wants to take Nelson County Schools as its new superintendent.

    The summary of that plan is two pages long and includes phrases like “community-centered schools,” “Inspiring language” and “platform for shared leadership.”

    But much of it can be distilled into one of its many acronyms — PRIDE, or rather, Nelson County PRIDE.

  • PHOTOS: Students ‘get in step for K-PREP’

    Hundreds of Bardstown students, staff and parents walked to school Wednesday morning as part of the annual “Get in Step for K-PREP” event. The crowd walked from the Farmers Market on Flaget to the district’s main campus housing the elementary, middle and high school. The group was led by a Bardstown Police escort and accompanied by Police Chief Kim Kraeszig and Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton. K-PREP, or the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, is an assessment for grades 3-8, and testing starts next week.

  • Copass earns degree from Sullivan

    The Sullivan College of Technology and Design recently announced that Bardstown resident Aiden Copass graduated and received a degree during the school’s April 7 spring commencement.

    Aiden received an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in computer graphic design.