District News

District clarifies COVID testing requirements

Ballard County students and staff who have been in direct contact with positive COVID-19 cases have had the option of daily testing instead of quarantine since Nov. 3. However, with a recent uptick in the community’s incidence rate, administrators would like to clarify a few points about testing in general and the test-to-stay program.

Thu Dec 02 02:32 PM

COVID vaccine, booster clinic to be held on campus on Dec. 2

Wild Health will hold a vaccine clinic on the Ballard County Schools campus on Dec. 2 from 2-7 p.m. The site will be in the old board office building at 3465 Paducah Road (between the high and elementary schools). Injections of Pfizer first, second, and booster shots will be available for anyone age 5 and over. The shots are free of charge and available to all Ballard County community members; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tue Nov 23 02:05 PM

Nathan Myers to speak at Veterans Day program
Naval Academy, BMHS grad to speak at annual Veterans Day program here

Nathan Myers, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Ballard Memorial High School, will speak at Ballard’s annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at 1:15 p.m. in the BMHS gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. The public is invited to attend.

Wed Nov 03 12:44 PM

Family Focus, Teen Focus outline Santa's Helper's program

Family Focus and Teen Focus have been helping families with Christmas expenses for several years, and want to continue the program. Here is an outline of the guidelines for this holiday season. Please click this link to find out who is eligible for the program.

Tue Nov 02 01:29 PM

Ballard County Schools will begin 'test-to-stay' program on Wednesday

Ballard County Schools, in conjunction with Wild Health, will begin a free “test-to-stay” program on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 3. This will give students and staff who have been in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case an option instead of quarantining and missing school and other activities. Students and staff can stay in school and participate in school activities like athletics as long as they are asymptomatic and receive a daily negative test result. They must take the tests and remain negative for five consecutive days to leave the protocol.

Mon Nov 01 03:30 PM

Ballard County Schools to go to optional masks on Nov. 1

Students and staff in Ballard County Schools will have the option to attend classes without wearing masks, beginning on Monday, Nov. 1. Visitors no longer will be required to mask inside school buildings, but masks still will be required by federal regulation for students and drivers on school buses. “Our district administration has monitored a variety of resources on a daily basis before making this decision,” said Dr. Casey Allen, Ballard superintendent. “Those factors include a downward trend for our county on the state incidence map, falling community case rates, and the small number of cases in our own students and staff."

Fri Oct 29 01:26 PM

Region 1 volleyball tourney starts Monday at Ballard
Region 1 volleyball tournament starts Monday at Ballard

The Region 1 volleyball tournament will be held in the gym at Ballard Memorial High School, starting tonight (Oct. 25), and running through Thursday.

Wed Oct 27 08:06 AM

BOE District 2 map
Applicants sought for District 2 position on Ballard Board of Education

The Ballard County Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment to represent District 2. The vacancy was created upon the resignation of eight-year board member Kent Gordon at the group’s Oct. 18 regular meeting. Applicants must file an application (attached on webpage) with the board, a letter of intent affirming the applicant meets the eligibility requirements (signed by the County Clerk), and a transcript showing educational completion by 4 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Wed Oct 20 12:35 PM

Friday BMHS football game canceled, homecoming activities postponed

A positive COVID-19 test and the necessary connected quarantines have forced Ballard Memorial High School to cancel the Friday, Sept. 24, football game against Caldwell County, and postpone homecoming activities.

Mon Sep 20 02:46 PM

Ballard County Schools will continue universal masking, working with health department to monitor COVID cases

In its special called session last week, the Kentucky General Assembly gave local school districts the authority to work with local health departments to determine what is best for each district regarding masking rules on school property. That legislation goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 17. Starting Friday, Ballard County Schools will continue with the masking protocols in use, based on current COVID-19 information available for the county. Universal masking will remain in place for students, staff, and visitors inside all school buildings and on school buses.

Tue Sep 14 04:17 PM