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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Local schools launching bornlearning Academies

    Two local schools have been awarded money to launch early childhood learning programs called bornlearning Academies for the upcoming school year.

    North Park Elementary School and Panther Academy were among schools recognized Monday at the opening of the Ready Kids Conference at the Galt House in Louisville. More than 1,000 early childhood professionals from throughout Kentucky are attending the professional development conference this week, including representatives from both local schools.

  • GED, Hardin County High graduates reach goals

    To some, graduation means completion of a degree or diploma after days and nights of studying. To others, the word simply means to prevail or overcome an obstacle.

    Melissa Grimes spent her years in school with learning disabilities that caused her to be in special education classes. After becoming ill, Grimes said her mother pulled her out of public school.

    At 18, Grimes gave birth to a set of twins who ultimately altered her focus from school to family.

    “I kind of put everything on the back burner,” she said.

  • 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.”

  • Central Hardin sophomore designs inaugural EC3 logo

    Sophomore Brandy Becker is getting an early start on her art career.

    During Central Hardin High School’s second trimester, Brandy created as a class assignment a logo design for the Early College and Career Center.

    Dan Robbins, incoming EC3 principal, along with various Hardin County Schools board members, invited all three HCS high schools to participate in creating the logo, because they all are going to be a part of the center. The center is set to open this fall.

  • North Hardin marching band selected for Macy's Parade 2015

    North Hardin High School band members were thrilled Wednesday afternoon when representatives from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade invited them to participate in the iconic event in downtown New York City in 2015.

    “It’s about to be a great afternoon,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, in front of an anxious crowd in the North Hardin High School gymnasium.

    Band members, parents, public figures and some staff and faculty were present for the announcement, filling the gym.

  • LaRue County marching band prepares for season

    Last marching season, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took judges “Beyond the Sunset,” This year, the band is continuing its journey beyond with “Awakening Angels.”

  • John Hardin ag department launches urban project

    John Hardin High School agriculture students want to spread their knowledge, skills and produce with the community through their new urban agriculture project.

    The project is meant to teach students about the various aspects of agriculture and ways anyone can implement it anywhere.