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Education

  • Area students compete in region, state Governor’s Cup

    Area academic teams recently competed in region and state Governor’s Cup competitions.

    Elementary schools participated in the Region 11 competition March 22 at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and middle and high school students participated in state competition the same day. Middle and high school regional competition was the previous weekend.

  • Local student places tenth in state math competition

    An area “Jeopardy!” champion recently placed and earned a scholarship at the state competition for Mathcounts.

    LaRue County Middle School student Skyler Hornback, an eighth-grader who set a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record winning $66,600 in July, placed 10th at the state competition Saturday in Louisville.

  • Spelling Bowl turns 50

    The North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl is sharing a milestone with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this year.

    The annual bowl is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the oldest academic competition held by ECTC. This year’s bowl will serve as the kickoff event for ECTC’s 50th anniversary celebration, which officially starts in August.

    The competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 11 in the James S. Owen Building’s Morrison Gallery, room 112. It is free and open to the public.

  • HCS gets 'fresh' look with new logo

    Changes going on in Hardin County Schools include the district's logo.

    HCS unveiled its new logo from Heartland Communications of Elizabethtown, replacing a design that had been in place for several decades.

    "We wanted something fresh, a new look,'' HCS spokesman John Wright said. "The old logo was close to 40 years old ... it served a wonderful life for us.''

    Retired Hardin County Schools administrator Larry Brawner created the previous design, Wright said.

  • Kingsolver honored as National Blue Ribbon School

    Children chanted, parents cheered and banners adorned the walls Friday of Kingsolver Elementary School on Fort Knox as the community celebrated the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

  • HCS prepares for busy summer of construction

    During students’ summer break, school buildings often become a buzz of construction activity as renovations take place.

    In addition to its desire to open the Early College and Career Center in August, the Hardin County Schools’ board was updated Thursday on several projects.

    The $15.3 million career center plans are being revised to provide 16 welding stations. Principal Dan Robbins said input from community employers and the newly hired instructor drove his recommendation to add 10 more stations.

  • HCS sets graduation dates for Class of 2014

    The Hardin County Schools announced the schedule Thursday evening for its 2014 graduation ceremonies.

    John Hardin students will assemble for a Friday evening ceremony June 6. It begins at 7 p.m.

    Graduation for Central Hardin and North Hardin both will be held the next day. Central's ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and North Hardin's program starts that evening at 6.

    June 6 is the last scheduled instructional day for students.

  • Hardin County Schools recognized for early childhood excellence

    Preschool and kindergarten in Hardin County Schools were held up Monday as a model for other districts at a round-table discussion.

    The early childhood education program at Hardin County Schools, specifically at North Park Elementary School, was highlighted as part of a Kentucky Leads the Nation initiative sponsored by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative. Educators from around the state visited the school to learn how the program at HCS is organized.

  • EIS ExCEL winner: Davis instills love of learning

    Tiffany Davis is used to facing a room full of people hanging on her every word, but Wednesday’s event was a little different.

    “I feel like I’m a pretty good speaker,” she said, “when the age is 11 and under.”

  • 2014 HCS ExCEL AWARD WINNER: Wilkerson honored for commitment to education

    The ExCEL ceremony for Crystal Wilkerson was a vocabulary lesson of wonderful traits the G.C. Burkhead Elementary School teacher possesses. Former and current students and staff, in a video and in person, held up cards with words such as “enthusiastic” and “compassionate” to describe the fifth grade teacher.

    Michelle Richardson, a fellow fifth grade teacher, had the last word, and it was one she didn’t use casually, she said. Richardson called Wilkerson a “friend,” to her students and colleagues.