District
Ballard Memorial High School
Ballard County Middle School
Ballard County Elementary
Ballard County Preschool
Employment
District News
rss feed
District seeking candidates for all substitute positions, full-time bus drivers District seeking candidates for all substitute positions, full-time bus drivers
Ballard County Schools is seeking candidates for all substitute positions, from cafeteria to custodial, to bus driver to teacher. The district also has immediate need for full-time bus drivers.

"Our two greatest needs are for substitute teachers and sub- and full-time bus drivers," said Tina Jones in the personnel department. "People with the requirements for those jobs could start work as soon as we can get the paperwork finished and a clear background check."  

KSP trooper to talk to parents as part of Red Ribbon Week
Kentucky State Police Trooper James Luckett will talk about "What Social Issues are Putting our Youth at Risk" at a special meeting for Ballard County parents on Monday, Oct. 21, as part of Red Ribbon Week. All Ballard County families are invited to come and learn from the experts about current trends and resources for parents/guardians. 
Ballard County Schools earns first-ever star ratings under new KDE accountability system
Ballard County Schools earned a 4-star rating at the high school, a 3-star rating at the middle school, and a 2-star rating at the elementary school in Kentucky's new 5-star accountability system for the 2018-19 school year. The new system is designed to focus attention on closing achievement gaps, and on six indicators in addition to state test scores. 
Sheriff's office, district, issue joint press release
The Ballard County Sheriff's Office had a late night Sunday, investigating yet another rumor concerning student safety at Ballard County Schools. Like last week's incidents, after a thorough investigation that included home visits and interviews, the rumored threat was determined not to be credible.   
River Valley AgCredit makes donation to FFA River Valley AgCredit makes donation to FFA
Ballard Memorial High School's FFA chapter was among the clubs that received donations from River Valley AgCredit last week. The $6,000 will be used for repair and finishing in both of the chapter greenhouses, and to automate them for a hydroponics system.   
FCB sponsoring 'Leader in Me' program at BCMS this year FCB sponsoring 'Leader in Me' program at BCMS this year
First Community Bank of the Heartland is the 2019-20 sponsor for the Leader in Me program at Ballard County Middle School, recently presenting a check for $1,250 to the school.  
Young Leaders in Action team named at BCMS Young Leaders in Action team named at BCMS
This year's Young Leaders in Action team at Ballard County Middle School is (from left) Allison Enfinger, Nevaeh Yates, Jarrod Abernathy, and Bryce Steward. Students are selected for this regional program to choose and work with local leaders on an issue that affects either their school or their community.   
New no-smoking signs signal state policy change New no-smoking signs signal state policy change
In the 2019 legislative session, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to make all public school property smoke-free by July 1, 2020. Following this change in state law (KRS 438.345), the Ballard County Board of Education voted earlier this year to implement the new rules on the state's 2020 date.

While Ballard's buildings have been smoke-free for some time, new signs have gone up around exterior spaces on campus, including Bomber Field for football, and the baseball and softball fields.   

Annual Memorial Bowl is set for Friday night; veterans to be honored
The Ballard Bombers will host Trigg County at the annual Memorial Bowl this Friday (Sept. 13) at Bomber Field.  As always, all veterans will receive free admission to the game, and they will be honored before kickoff at 6:40 p.m. The football boosters also will provide a free meal for all veterans in attendance.   
Long hired as varsity baseball coach Long hired as varsity baseball coach
Award-winning veteran coach Jimmy Long has been hired as Ballard Memorial's new head baseball coach.

Long coached multiple sports at Heath High School, compiling a 193-62 record in baseball from 2002-2008. His teams won the 2nd District championship every one of those years, the 1st Region championship five times, and the All A Classic state championship in 2004.  

Upcoming Events
BMHS Football
Fri Oct 25 2019
BCMS Basketball
Tue Oct 29 2019
BMHS Football
Fri Nov 1 2019
District Calendar

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County School District are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability, in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

The Ballard County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students, regardless of race, color, or national origin, and including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability, in grades 9-12: Agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health, industrial maintenance, and welding.

Persons seeking further information concerning career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact Assistant Superintendent David Meinschein, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2004. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to Superintendent Casey Allen, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2001. The person designated to coordinate Title IX compliance is Athletic Director Stephen Queen, 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2301. The person designated to coordinate Section 504 is Director of Special Education Terri Wehmeyer, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2101.

View text-based website