• Community lends a hand in student success


    The adage is true. It does take a village to raise a child. And, the older the children get, the more people it takes.

    We live in a wonderful community where there are people who graciously help our school district with their time, talent and treasure. The village lends a hand to its children so they can become the next generation’s leaders in making the village stronger and even more fruitful.

  • Heartland students send art, treats to overseas soldiers

    Heartland Elementary School students worked this month to send deployed soldiers some art with heart.

    Third-grade art club members at Heartland spent time at their recent club meetings gathering items and making crafts to send in a care package to a group of soldiers who came to the attention of art teacher Bethany Whelan.

    Friends of Whelan were planning to create a care package for a deployed soldier, and Whelan decided it would be a great project for her students to make art for the soldiers in the unit.

  • Woodland Elementary educates on military life

    With a large military family population, Woodland Elementary School is ensuring its students understand what goes into being a soldier.

    Woodland used the Veterans Day holiday as an opportunity for students to receive some firsthand knowledge about life as a soldier. Soldiers stationed at Fort Knox visited the classrooms earlier this month to answer their questions about training and deployment.

  • Meyer returns to LTES after deployment

    After spending the school year seeing their new teacher on a computer screen, one little kindergartener let Andrea Meyer know he was glad to meet her “in real life person,” she recalled, chuckling. And Meyer is glad to finally to know them in “real life person” as well.

    Lt. Col. Meyer started her first day back at Lincoln Trail Elementary School on Nov. 1 after being deployed to Kuwait for 400 days. She deployed in Sept. 2011.

  • HCS values test scores, keeps focus on improvement


    The test scores have been released and we are proud to have six schools whose scores earned proficiency status from the Kentucky Department of Education. That means their scores are in the state’s top 30 percent.

  • Tumor makes CHHS student a better person

    It’s a rare thing to meet someone who you know will have a lasting impact on your life and how you view the world. Few and far between are girls who see and accept life as it is and not through a hazy film of hopeless crushes and interminable teenage drama.

    Fourteen-year-old Jessica Smith, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, is one of these girls. 

  • ‘Laudation!’


    So beautiful, the Temptress’s veil.
    Which shrouds the skin of imperfection!
    Which lolls against, as a cunning mirror,
    a disguise, we follow, in misdirection.

  • A flair for the arts

    Students at Elizabethtown High School create a variety of work in Tammy Dye’s Art I and Art II classes.

  • EHS senior sends blessings to soldiers

    An Elizabethtown High School senior lived up to her surname this fall by sending soldiers gifts from home.

    Jada Love, a senior at Elizabethtown High School, organized a “Bless a Soldier” campaign at her school, which encouraged people to bring items to send to military members overseas. Love brought the campaign to school after her church, Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopcal Church, collected items from congregation members.

  • Librarians' changing role: Technology broadens responsibilities

    The old view of the librarian is busted in the modern library.

    “We don’t just stamp books anymore,” said Jan O’Daniel, library media specialist at John Hardin High School.

    O’Daniel said she rarely touches books with all her other roles and has to make a conscious effort to cling to the role of someone who makes book recommendations to students because she wants to stay in contact with the students.