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Education

  • Bringing learning to life: Montessori students plant garden

    Washing their tiny hands and putting on bright garden gloves, the 2- to 5-year-olds at Heartland Montessori in Elizabethtown were eager to plant their annual garden this week.

    For the past three years, the early childhood school has planted a small vegetable garden behind the building so students can learn about where food and plants come from.

  • 529 Day reminds families to plan for college saving

    Tuition, textbooks and student housing costs build up quickly at any college or university. To avoid high interest rates and student loan bills, Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust advises being smart about saving money early for college expenses.

    Today is known as 529 Day according to the trust — a day to remind families to begin or add to their child’s college savings fund.

  • Area students win national scholarships

    Two area high school seniors have been named College Sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners.

    T. Robert Bell from Fort Knox High School and Abi­gail Hinkson from Central Hardin High School were announced Tuesday as two of approximately 2,500 nation-wide winners in the prestigious program. Both students will receive a scholarship from the college or university they plan to attend.

  • Hardin County natives earn Fulbright scholarships

    Three recent college graduates from Hardin County — Johanna Yun, Angelika Masero and Jon Hendrie — will spend a year in another country to teach English or conduct research through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

    A spring 2014 graduate of the University of Louisville, Yun received the English teaching assistantship from Fulbright. She will spend a year in South Korea teaching English beginning July 5.

  • Rineyville Elementary preschool earns KDE Classroom of Excellence

    A Rineyville Elementary School classroom is the latest member of Hardin County Schools to earn the Kentucky Department of Education honor known as Classroom of Excellence.

    Jennifer Arnold, Tammy Herrin and Greta Thompson comprise the team of instructors for the classroom.

    “It’s a privilege to have this title,” Arnold said. “Our kids are getting a quality experience that’s a little bit above and beyond a normal classroom.”

  • Lakewood preschool to reopen in August

    Two years after Lake­wood Elementary School’s preschool class was moved to Creekside Elementary, the class will return to its original home.

    In 2012, Lakewood grew to having more than 600 students in the school which created an issue with space. Now, the school is at less than 600 again and teachers and administrators are ready to bring the 3- and 4-year-olds back to the building.

  • CKCF helps graduates reach their goals

    The Central Kentucky Community Foundation knows a little bit goes a long way.

    Prior to May 13, Tay­lor Cobb was considering getting a third job before starting college in the fall. It was that night at her FFA awards banquet she realized she would not be needing a third job anymore.

  • Local high school graduations to stream online

    Family and friends of Hardin and LaRue County high school seniors are able watch their loved ones graduate in the comfort of their own homes this year.

    Hardin County Edu­cational and Community Television is streaming four of the high school graduation ceremonies in Hardin County live on the Internet. These ceremonies include Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and the GED high school graduations.

  • HCS students honored for work ethic

    Hard work pays off. That’s the idea behind Hardin County Schools’ new Work Ethic Certification.

    Seniors from Central, North and John Hardin high schools were honored Wednesday at a luncheon for their achievement in the program, making them the first group to receive Work Ethic Certification in Hardin County. The certification is a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and HCS.

  • John Hardin FFA plants organic garden

    FFA students from John Hardin High School spent their primary election day tilling and planting a garden at the new Magnolia Farms LLC development, but it isn’t your typical garden.

    “The unique thing about this garden is that it’s completely organic,” said FFA Chapter President Vasiliki Wilk. “No pesticides will be involved in growing the produce and there is a pond next to it for irrigation.”