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Education

  • 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.

  • Lakewood students, teachers explore various interests through clubs

    All work, no play doesn’t apply to Lake­wood Elementary School.

    Every other Friday this year during the final 30 minutes of the day, students at Lakewood took part in a club to explore new interests with their teachers.

    Throughout the year, students had an opportunity to join 40 different clubs. Not always typical school clubs, students could join Zumba, checkers, knitting, student council, woodworking, winter guard, Legos, board games, dulcimer, Little Soldiers, iPad apptastic and healthy habits clubs, for example.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • EIS school board reviews Project Lead The Way

    Elizabethtown High School’s Project Lead The Way courses are showing promise for future engineers.

    During the monthly EIS school board meeting Monday night, The school’s Project Lead the Way instructor Justin Line presented an overview of the program’s end of course test scores. The test scores are based on a nationwide percentile of students in the program. Each student was tested and scored between one and nine, which is the highest possible.

  • 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.

  • Nearly 1,000 students receive degrees from ECTC

    Two hundred students walked across the stage Monday night to honor their degree completion at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    In total, 962 students graduated with a degree this semester.

    This May marks the community college’s 49th commencement ceremony.

  • 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.