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Education

  • 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.

  • ECTC hosts SkillsUSA competition

    Students from around the area gathered Friday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to prove their expertise in a variety of technical fields.

    ECTC hosted the regional SkillsUSA competition at which ECTC and area high school students competed in fields such as carpentry, firefighting and cake decorating. Almost 200 students participated.

    ECTC has hosted the competition for years, and generally has success every year, said Arthur Hendricks, event coordinator.

  • 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.”

  • Four Fort Knox schools to close

    Fort Knox Community Schools is losing four schools on post, the Department of Defense Education Activity announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School are closing at the end of this school year, according to a news release from the department. The schools are closing because of a decrease in student enrollment related to the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

  • Students invited to take part in Transfer Madness

    March commonly is known for its “madness” in Kentucky, but state officials are focusing on something that’s not related to basketball.

  • Students find success at annual science fair

    Coleman Clark has completed his last science fair at St. James Catholic Regional School, but like any good lesson, learning the results of his experiment only piqued his interest.

    “You want to learn more and more,” Coleman said.

    St. James hosted its annual science fair Thursday. Seventh- and eighth-graders competed to see which experiments would come out on top. Coleman was one of the victors of the day.

  • North Park teachers honored at Classroom of Excellence ceremony

    Much appreciation and gratitude were expressed for the work of Lori Allen and Emily Wilcoxson on Thursday, but none of it was said better than by the students in the teachers’ classrooms.

    In a video, students shared Allen was “fun and funny,” “the best teacher ever,” and Wilcoxson’s students find her “awesome and cute.”

  • HCS re-bids Burkhead project

    Higher-than-expected construction costs caused the Hardin County Schools board to make adjustments to its replacement building plan for G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and seek new proposals.

    The board voted Tuesday to re-bid construction of the project after reviewing the first bid submissions. The board also voted to revise the project’s construction documents by trimming multiple items.

  • JHHS to host prom fashion show

    Students still searching for that perfect prom dress can find ideas at this weekend’s prom fashion show. John Hardin High School students will host a prom fashion show and dinner Saturday at the high school.

    The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the fashion show, featuring formal wear for men and women, at 7 p.m. Geno’s Formal Affair and Bridal Warehouse supply gowns and tuxedos to be modeled by John Hardin students, and multiple salons provide hair and make-up services for the students.

  • 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.