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Teachers and instructional staff for Nelson County Schools gathered Friday, Sept. 2, at Old Kentucky Home Middle School for a “Day of Learning,” while students got the jump on a long Labor Day weekend. Teachers […]
Honored as the board of education’s August “Expect the Best” achievement award winners were Mike Glass, a Nelson County High School agriculture teacher; Teresa Thompson, a Thomas Nelson High School parent; Bethany Orr, a Thomas […]
Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr and the Nelson County Board of Education presented the Lowes Heroes project with an “Expect the Best” Achievement award during the regular board meeting, Aug. 16. The award honors […]
The Nelson County High School Athletics Hall of Fame inducted five new members Friday, Sept. 2, at Cardinal Stadium before the kick-off of the Nelson County – Thomas Nelson football game. The new inductees were Ron Greenwell, […]
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A Look at Our Area
Geography 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.
Population 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.
History 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.