Dr. Lindsay Block Blackmon has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Bardstown City Schools Board of Education.
At the August 17th board meeting the board chose her from a pool of eight of applicants. The board approved the appointment with a unanimous vote. The vacancy arose in June after the passing of board member Franklin Hibbs, III. Dr. Blackmon’s appointment will last until the school board elections in November of 2022, at which point she could be voted in to serve the remainder of Mr. Hibbs’ original term.
“All applicants were worthy of the open seat and each expressed the primary goal of putting students first. Their common theme was to continue the long tradition of excellence with traditional and innovative approaches to learning,” said board chair, Andy Stone. “We believe Dr. Blackmon will quickly contribute in her new role as member of the board offering unique perspectives to serve our students, staff, and families. We are excited to work with her.”
Dr. Blackmon is a Bardstown native and a 2002 graduate of Bardstown High School. She is married to Dr. Josh Blackmon and they have two children, Charlotte and Lydia, who attend Bardstown City Schools. For the past four years Blackmon has served as a board member for the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. Most recently, she served as secretary for the Education Foundation.
“I know Dr. Blackmon will serve this board well, utilizing her professional knowledge and skills while drawing on her experiences as a parent and BCS alumni,” said Dr. Ryan P. Clark, superintendent of Bardstown City Schools. “Our school community is very fortunate to have such a quality board appointment.”
Blackmon is a pediatrician with Physicians to Children. She attended the University of Kentucky, where she studied chemistry. Blackmon graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2010. After completing a physician residency at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Blackmon returned to her hometown.
I am humbled to be appointed to the Board of Education,” said Blackmon. “As a Bardstown graduate, I had numerous opportunities and experiences during my school career that still influence me today. I am excited to give back to the school system that gave me so much and continues to inspire my daughters to this day.”
Dr. Blackmon will be sworn in at the next scheduled board meeting on September 21, 2021.