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New Haven School Principal Kevin Payton started Thursday, Oct. 27 right by kissing Paisley the pig. He, along with Assistant Principal Tiffany Clark and fourth-grade teacher Mary Newton kissed Paisley as a reward for NHS students […]
Nelson County High School’s Cardinal Theatre Association will present the 2016 Cardinal Follies Nov. 17-20. Cardinal Follies is a variety show with a mix of classic TV comedy sketches and Broadway showstoppers. This year’s sketches will […]
Horizons Academy students Tony Nestor and Cam Thompson delivered presentations to the Nelson County Board of Education during its Oct. 25 meeting. Both students talked about unique Academy activities and programs, and Thompson also spoke from his […]
The Nelson County Board of Education honored its October Expect the Best achievement award winners at its Oct. 25 meeting. Recipients were Nancy Dones, a Nelson County Early Learning Center custodian; Alaina Miller, a Bloomfield […]
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A Look at Our Area
The Nelson County School District encompasses most of Nelson County, nearly 423 square miles of terrain in Central Kentucky approximately 35 miles south of Louisville and 60 miles southwest of Lexington. Interstate 65 is 15 miles from Bardstown, the Nelson County seat. The Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway bisects the county.
One of Kentucky's fastest growing counties, Nelson County's population in the 2010 census was 43,437, an increase of 15.9% percent over the 2000 count. The economy is based mostly on manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and service industry jobs.
Historical figures associated with the county include theologian Thomas Merton, composer Stephen Collins Foster, steamboat inventor John Fitch, outlaw Jesse James, Catholic Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget, humanitarian Mother Catherine Spalding and French King Louis Philippe. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The Nelson County School District, in partnership with the community, will provide diverse and individualized instructional services to inspire, enable and prepare all students to be responsible, successful members of the competitive global society.