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With his announced retirement July 1, Nelson County Schools Chief Information Officer (CIO) David Coffing will pass the CIO baton to Technology Director Jesse Morgan, Superintendent Anthony Orr has announced. “I’m very fortunate to be […]
The Thomas Nelson High School Drama Department is presenting the feature-length Broadway version of Hello, Dolly! 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 5-6 at Bardstown Civic Center, 321 South Third Street. The cast list includes as […]
Nelson County Board of Education member Diane Berry has been elected to the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Board of Directors as a Director at Large. Her election became formal when it was ratified during […]
Art, music, monologue and dramatic talent were on display March 14, during a Boston School Arts Showcase, which took place in conjunction with the school Science Fair the same night. Science Fair projects were on […]
After a successful launch this year, the Nelson County Schools Leadership Lab (NCSLL) program is already gearing up for the 2017-18 school year. The Nelson County Schools Leadership Lab is a professional learning program designed […]
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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.