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The Bloomfield Middle School bands, directed by TJ Metcalf, performed a Winter Concert, Dec. 8, at Nelson County High School. The three bands included the fifth- and sixth-grade band, seventh-grade band and eighth-grade band.
On, Monday, Dec. 12, Bloomfield Elementary School paired kindergarten students with fifth-graders to learn and work together during an Hour of Code, an annual computer problem-solving event in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral […]
Several Nelson County Schools organizations helped promote the holiday season by participating in the Bardstown Christmas Parade, Dec. 1. The Nelson County High School band and cheerleaders were on hand as were the Thomas Nelson […]
Nelson County Schools students are joining tens of millions of other students all over the globe in Hour of Code events. An estimated 161,580 Hour of Code sessions will take place around the world this […]
The Bloomfield Elementary School Children’s Chorale and the Bloomfield Middle School Choir joined for a Christmas Concert at Bloomfield Baptist Church Dec. 5. The two performed separately and together; both are directed by Darrell Parks.
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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.