District News

Zach McDaniel, new BMHS varsity boys' basketball coach
McDaniel named varsity boys’ basketball coach at Ballard Memorial High School

Zach McDaniel, a former assistant at several colleges and universities and three-year Brescia University letterman, has been named the new varsity boys’ basketball coach at Ballard Memorial High School. He also will oversee student credit recovery in the BMHS Runway program. Players were set to meet with the new coach on Wednesday evening, and a meet and greet for players, families, and community members will be held July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the BMHS gym lobby.

Thu Jul 14 09:04 AM

New BCES Assistant Principal Whitney Nichols.
Nichols named assistant principal at BCES

Whitney Nichols has been named assistant principal at Ballard County Elementary School. She assumed her new duties on July 1.

Tue Jul 12 02:29 PM

District-wide 'Bomber Back-to-School Bash' will be held Aug. 6

The 14th annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. All students in the district will register for class, and receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations is attached to this story.) A district-wide safety update will be held at 11 a.m., and all parents are invited.

Tue Jul 12 02:26 PM

District posts student immunization requirements for 2022-23 school year

If you have a child entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, or transferring to Ballard County Schools for the 2022-23 school year, the attached health requirements must be met to comply with Kentucky state regulations and will be strictly enforced.

Tue Jul 12 02:22 PM

BCPS to expand classroom, day care services with grant

Ballard County Preschool-Head Start has been awarded a Preschool Partnership Grant through the Division of Child Care for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, for $150,000 per year. Terri Gentry, preschool and special education director for the district, said the grant would allow the school to expand services to four full-day preschool classrooms, for 20 additional full-day students, and one AM/PM session classroom.

Tue Jun 14 10:37 AM

Kim Morris, new District 1 board member
BOE appoints Morris to serve as District 1 representative

The Ballard County Board of Education voted at a special called meeting on June 8 to appoint Kim Morris to the District 1 seat. The position became vacant on May 31, when the resignation of long-time board member Karen Hensley became official. Morris’ term will expire on Dec. 31, 2022. An election to fill the seat will be held in November 2022, for which Morris has filed to run. The election winner’s term will begin on Jan. 1, 2023.

Mon Jun 13 12:12 PM


New survey offers final chance for input before drafting strategic plan

BCS to begin strategic planning process