• ECTC students win at national SkillsUSA competition

    Local Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students participated and won in the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23-27 in Kan­sas City, Missouri. Several came home with awards.

  • Lakewood Elementary names interim principal, assistant principal

    An interim principal and interim assistant principal were named at Lakewood Elementary School, according to a Hardin County Schools news release.

    The former permanent assistant principal, Jonathon Williams, was named interim principal for the 2014-15 school year in early May 2014. Williams resigned last week to accept a permanent principal position in Grayson County.

    Hardin County Schools Su­perintendent Nannette John­ston had to find a new interim principal and has named Lakewood third-grade teacher Mary Beth Hodge to the position.

  • Governor’s program preps minority students for college

    Several area middle school students experienced a night of college life last week at Eastern Kentucky University for the Governor’s Minority Student College Preparation Program.

    The two-day event featured sessions on science, technology, engineering and math, a college fair featuring schools across Kentucky, panel discussions, guest speakers, social activities, a Hummel Planetarium visit and a showing of “American Promise.”

    Students from T.K. Stone and North middle schools participated in the program.

  • Broadcasting teacher retires after 28 years in school district

    Jayne Shagool never intended to become a television production instructor for Hardin County Schools. With an interest in vocal music and drama, Shagool aspired to move out of Hardin County and live life in the theater spotlight.

    In 1982, her career path took a turn when she was offered a job at WQXE’s radio station.

    “It was kind of a fluke that I got in radio,” she said. “That’s how all of this started.”

  • McKendree University celebrates four decades of degree-giving in Kentucky

    The 2014-15 academic year marks a milestone for McKendree University’s Ken­tucky campuses.

    The university celebrated its 40th anniversary serving in Kentucky on Tuesday with food, tours and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Both its Radcliff and Louisville locations are celebrating the anniversary this year.

    “Our programs have expanded over the years,” said Christian Blome, executive director of Kentucky campuses. “They have changed and evolved. We’re also experiencing enrollment growth on both of our campuses.”

  • College degrees, certificates up in Kentucky

    More people are earning degrees from Kentucky colleges and universities, a recent preliminary report by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows.

    Kentucky’s public and private colleges and universities granted 63,148 degrees and credentials during the 2013-14 academic year. These numbers represent an annual increase of 1.2 percent and a 10-year increase of 60 percent.

  • Superintendent visits China, admires high value in education

    Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston got a first-hand look into the Chinese education system this month as she took part in an experience she said she’ll never forget.

  • New G.C. Burkhead progress moves forward, school times changed

    Things are going very well with the new G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, according to Chuck Trimble, principal at Murphy, Graves and Trimble, PLLC.

    At a Hardin County Schools regular board meeting Thursday evening, Trimble informed the board members "a lot of great things were going on."

    "We have foundations pretty much in place around the perimeter of the facility," Trimble said.

  • Future problem solvers

    This week, 54 students from 11 schools are practicing innovation and problem solving.

    For the past 10 summers, schools in Hardin County have conducted Camp Invention for area children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The students give up one week of their break to spend learning with curriculum based around science, math and problem solving.

    “It encourages them to think outside the box,” Camp Director Carla D’Alessio said.

  • T.K. Stone pool renovations nearing completion

    The T.K. Stone Middle School pool renovation project still is underway despite a delay in completion.

    The project, originally scheduled for completion for the 2013-14 swim season, is now set to be finished before the 2014-15 season begins. The renovation has included a building expansion, expanding the pool from six lanes to eight, moving locker rooms upstairs, adding bathrooms to the first floor and building an enclosed walkway connecting the pool and the gymnasium.