District News

New Ballard baseball head coach Scott Matlock
Matlock named to lead Ballard baseball program

Assistant baseball coach Scott Matlock has been named the new head baseball coach at Ballard Memorial High School. He also will head up the middle school program. Matlock assumed his new duties on July 15.

Mon Jul 15 11:40 AM

New BMHS boys' basketball coach Kevin Estes
Estes named head boys’ basketball coach at BMHS

Kevin Estes has been named the new head boys’ basketball coach at Ballard Memorial High School. The former girls’ coach assumed his new duties on June 3, when he met with players and their parents, and held practice.

Tue Jun 04 09:01 AM

BMHS 2024 Honor Graduates
BMHS observes 71st commencement

Ballard Memorial High School observed its 71st commencement exercises on May 17. The Class of 2024 ended with 59 graduates. The valedictorian was Allison Enfinger; salutatorian was Jacob Irvin. There were five additional honor graduates: Lindsey Hopper, Matthew Daniel McGlenon, Daniel Carter Meinschein, Rutvik Patel, and Dalton Reno.

Mon Jun 03 02:30 PM

BMHS Scholarship Day recognizes seniors

The welcome was given by BMHS Counselor Kara Curran. First, I would like to personally thank all the community members and organizations present and for all of your support to this wonderful group of young adults. We appreciate you investing in Ballard County’s future. Thank you also to the college, universities, and technical colleges for being present today.

Mon May 20 02:32 PM

BMHS holds Awards Day presentation

Student Council President Allison Enfinger welcomed students, teachers, and families to the Awards Day Program. Everyone in this building has worked extremely hard all year long, and today we will honor student achievements and those students who strive for excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Mon May 20 02:25 PM

Ballard County Preschool-Head Start posts big increases in student readiness scores

Ballard County Preschool-Head Start recently received good news in its student test scores from the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III, the assessment that Kentucky uses as its common kindergarten early screener. The test provides accurate assessment of a child’s development in five areas: academic/cognitive, language development, physical development, self-help, and social-emotional development. “What we want is for our children to be Ready, or Ready with Enrichment,” said BCPS Director Terri Gentry. “This year, our number of those children is up 6 points over last year, from 57 to 63 percent, and up from 47 percent in 2017-18.” She added that the number of students scoring Ready with Interventions (what used to be termed Not Ready) had gone down to 37 percent this year, versus 44 percent in 2022-23, and 53 percent in 2017-18.

Fri Feb 23 10:10 AM


Explaining the Great 8

New survey offers final chance for input before drafting strategic plan

BCS to begin strategic planning process