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Thomas Nelson High School continued its winning ways by again earning Distinguished and School of Distinction designations as one of the top high schools in Kentucky, based on the 2015-2016 K-Prep state accountability scores released […]
The Nelson County Early Learning Center is receiving an addition that will nearly double the school’s capacity. Some rooms may be ready for occupancy over Christmas break, and the entire project is on schedule for […]
The Thomas Nelson High School woodwind quintet performed Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” for the Nelson County Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting Sept. 20. Every month the board features a student performance […]
The board of education honored Melissa Filiatreau, Kendyl Corbin, Lisa Primm and Derek Shouse with Expect the Best achievement awards for September. The award honors those employees, students and parents in the Nelson County Schools […]
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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.