District News


Graduation 2022
BMHS graduates 73 members of the Class of 2022

Ballard Memorial High School observed its 70th commencement exercises on May 13. The Class of 2022 ended with 73 graduates. The valedictorians were Carson Buchanan, Wendy Burnley, Dustin Howle, and Jacob Miller. Salutatorian was Abby Boulton. There were two additional honor graduates: David Ezekiel Meinschein and Colton Sullenger. Photos of the honor graduates, and full lists of Scholarship and Awards days are attached at the bottom of the story.

Mon May 16 02:29 PM

New school psychologist Amanda Perry
Perry named school psychologist for Ballard County

Amanda Perry has been named school psychologist for Ballard County Schools. She will assume her new duties on July 1. Perry is a 2004 Ballard Memorial High School graduate.

Fri May 13 02:07 PM

BMHS senior Cole Owens selected for Governor's Scholars Program
BMHS senior Cole Owens selected for Governor's Scholars Program

Ballard Memorial High School junior Cole Owens has been selected to participate in the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program. This year, over 2,000 applications were submitted, from which approximately 1,000 students will attend on one of three Kentucky college campuses.

Mon May 02 02:09 PM

Baseball, softball schedules updated through the end of the year

Because of multiple weather postponements, here are the remaining schedules in baseball and softball:

Fri Apr 29 03:22 PM

Summer school credit recovery set at BMHS

Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School who failed an English or math class will begin Tuesday, May 31, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 23. Summer school will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday the first week, and Monday-Thursday the following three weeks. Breakfast/lunch will be provided, as well as bus transportation (if needed).

Tue Apr 26 01:40 PM

Map of BOE District 1
Applicants sought for District 1 position on Ballard Board of Education

The Ballard County Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment to represent District 1. The vacancy was created upon the resignation of 14-year board member Karen Hensley at the group’s April 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 May 13.

Tue Apr 19 10:38 AM

Rain continues to cause issues with All A baseball, softball classic games

THURSDAY UPDATE: Softball is rescheduled to Friday at Hickman County at 7:30 p.m. Baseball is moved to Friday at Murray at 7:30 p.m.

Thu Apr 14 02:54 PM

Parents of ES students with missing info to receive letters

About 10 percent of students at Ballard County Elementary School have vital information missing from their records – physicals, vision and dental screenings, vaccine records, even Social Security cards and birth certificates. A push is on now to rectify those issues, before an April 15 deadline, so those students don’t miss classes.

Tue Mar 29 10:04 AM

Food Services seeking proposals for cafeteria renovation

Ballard County Schools Food Services is seeking proposals for renovating the BMHS-BCMS cafeteria. Deadline for proposals is April 12. Bid specifications and other documents may be found under the Documents heading at the top of the Food Service page of our website, https://www.ballard.kyschools.us/foodservice.

Tue Mar 22 09:24 AM

BCES second-grade teacher Priscilla Keller is one of three Kentucky finalists for a national math teaching award.
BCES teacher selected as finalist for national math teaching award

Priscilla Keller, a second-grade teacher at Ballard County Elementary School, has been selected as one of only three finalists in Kentucky for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Wed Mar 16 02:03 PM