• The Blurb

    The Doctor of "Doctor Who" is an alien who travels through time and space in a little blue box (it’s bigger on the inside). He fights aliens and befriends others, as he shows his human companions more of the world than they can even imagine. The show ran from 1963-1989, but it was revived in 2005 and it will begin its seventh season later in 2012. Anyone who is a fan of the sci fi genre should definitely check it out, as well as anyone who is a fan of quick-witted British humor.

  • John and Michael Riggs: Brothers make helping others a way of life

    Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland:
    300 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown
    (270) 735-1407


    Brothers John and Michael Riggs make volunteering a part of their weekly routine by helping out at Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland.

    Michael is a sophomore at Central Hardin High School and John is a 2012 graduate.

  • Sarah Selman, a happy helper at Warm Blessings

    Sarah Selman might have started volunteering at Warm Blessings soup kitchen to get Beta Club service hours, but long after she filled that requirement, she keeps volunteering.

    A 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, she was surprised she liked washing dishes and cleaning up after people.

    “I just like to help them because they are having a hard time,” she said.

  • Bre Sao, helping others wherever she's needed

    Severns Valley Baptist Church:
    1100 Ring Rd.
    (270) 765-7822


    Sometimes volunteering starts with a simple question: “How can I help you?”

    That’s all it took for Bre Sao, of Elizabethtown, to get involved at her church.

    Most days after school and on school breaks she is at Severns Valley Baptist Church, helping out wherever she’s needed that day.

  • Elizabethtown Independent advances in accreditation

    By Gary French

    AdvancED is the world’s largest educational network and their comprehensive dedication to accreditation, professional learning, innovation and information and education technologies has made them the world’s premier accreditation organization.

    The accreditation process for schools and districts is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students.

  • Etonian staffers do double duty

    Students on the yearbook staff at Elizabethtown High School pull double duty.

    They are not just yearbook staff members, they also are required to contribute to the school newspaper.

    “Most of them tend to gravitate to one or the other as far as their interest,” said Donnie Swiney, yearbook and newspaper adviser.

    As editor of the EHS yearbook, The Etonian, senior Sarah Greenwell must oversee various aspects of putting together the annual publication, such as design and coverage.

  • Innovation center must become reality

    By Nannette Johnston

    Our students only have seven days of school left after today. Seven days. I’m in my 29th year working in Hardin County Schools and I can’t ever remember going through a whole school year without a snow day or a make-up day. I know our students will enjoy the extra weeks of vacation. The first day of class for the 2012-13 school year is Aug. 8.

  • 'Yerds' keep The Trojan on track

    Year-round coverage, extensive work schedules and special training are just part of what it means to be on the yearbook staff at North Hardin High School.

    “We are Yerds — yearbook nerds — and we're not embarrassed by it,” yearbook adviser Gina Clear said.

    Until the end of the first week in April, the staff pushed to meet deadlines for The Trojan which commemorates 50 years of North Hardin High School. The theme is “Summed Up.”

  • April's Student Editor

    Michael Niemeyer is this month's student editor.

    Michael is a 16-year-old junior who is homeschooled. He is involved with Boy Scouts, ECA Soccer, Teen Court, his church youth group, RYSA soccer and Faith Homeschool.

    He enjoys guitar, reading and soccer and hopes to become a doctor or lawyer.

    Michael joined Rising Voices to improve his writing skills and develop a more varied writing style. He also wants to inform his peers trough writing and gain a better understanding of the news media.

  • CLEP Tests can save time, money

    By Alexis Piscatello
    If you could pay less for college, skip some general education courses and get it done in 90 minutes, would you?

    If the answer to this question is yes, then you might want to consider CLEP Tests. Students said CLEP Tests, or College Level Examination Program Tests, are an excellent way to fast-forward to a college degree.

    Each test is on a specific subject such as Western civilization II, analyzing and interpreting literature and chemistry.