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Education

  • 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.

  • State energy secretary to speak at ECTC

    Kentucky’s secretary of energy and the environment will make a presentation Friday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    After talking to Elizabethtown High School’s Women in Science group on the ECTC campus, Dr. Len Peters will make a presentation about energy research projects and careers at 1:30 p.m. Friday in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.  

  • 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.

  • 'We have to prepare for the worst'

    Multiple shots rang out and smoke filled hallways of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Wednesday as students and faculty quickly scattered to the nearest open classroom to take cover.

    As part of a Safe School Program sponsored by the Kentucky State Police, faculty and students spent a day of their spring break preparing for the unthinkable: an active shooter on campus.

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  • University launches next phase of fund drive with visit to E'town

    A capital campaign that already has raised more than $30 million for Campbellsville University opens its public phase this week during a gathering in Elizabethtown.

    The Campaign for the Commonwealth kicks off with an event for Hardin and LaRue county CU alumni and friends at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stone Hearth on North Mulberry Street. It is the first of 10 such events scheduled from Lexington and Florence to Owensboro and Paducah.

  • 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.