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As the school prepared for the Christmas season, Bloomfield Elementary presented a kindergarten Christmas concert and a third-grade production of “A Tale of Two Elves.” Gallery: Click any image to enlarge, and then click left […]
For the sixth time in eight years, Nelson County Schools has won the Sweepstakes Award given in the annual Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services (OASIS) contest. The award honors Kentucky’s top school communications programs […]
Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr and the Nelson County Board of Education presented Barbara Griffin, a Bloomfield Middle School student; Nicole Harlow, a Boston School teacher; and Patrick Cundiff, a district maintenance department employee, […]
Six Horizons Academy students, three each from Nelson County High School and Thomas Nelson High School, received an early Christmas present Friday, Dec. 16 — their high school diplomas. The students graduated early to start working […]
With work nearing completion on the expansion of the Early Learning Center, teachers began working Dec. 19, to get their new classrooms ready for students when school reopens after the Christmas break. The addition nearly […]
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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.