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Education

  • Local students selected for Gatton Academy

    Sixty students from around the state, including three from Hardin County, have been selected for the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2017.

  • Students win in KDA contests

    Several students received awards at a Kentucky Department of Agriculture luncheon earlier this month for their exceptional posters or essays.

    The students who received awards participated in this year’s KDA poster and essay contest, following a theme.

  • LaRue County speech coach follows in her family's path

    Speech has been a way of life for Katy Cecil.

    An English teacher at LaRue County High School, Cecil followed in her father, mother, brother and sister’s footsteps to become a speech coach. She competed on the speech team at LaRue County High School years after it was founded by her parents, Garland and Ruth Blair.

  • Printing the future

    The first printers were invented long ago to display two-dimensional objects. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that the idea of printing three-dimensional objects came to be.

  • McKendree University looking to expand

    McKendree University’s campus in Radcliff could be expanding soon.

    Christian Blome, executive director of McKendree’s Kentucky campuses, said the local campus has seen significant growth in enrollment this year from last year and they are in discussion for making plans for the future.

  • West Point Independent ends school year on May 22

    After missing seven days this year because of inclement winter weather, West Point Independent School’s last day will be May 22.

    Superintendent Mickey Brangers said the school banked enough time throughout the year that it will only need to make up 4½ days. Two of those days already were made up Jan. 5 and March 16, he said.

  • Four robotics teams advance to worlds

    Hardin County will be represented at the VEX Robotics World Championship for the second consecutive year.

    Thirty-two teams across the commonwealth visited Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center on Saturday for the Kentucky State VEX Championship.

  • Graduation date set for EHS

    As spring weather sets in, area school districts are able to set plans for what remains of this school year.

    Elizabethtown Inde­pendent School students will have their last day of instruction May 28.

  • University offers new scholarship for veterans

    Sullivan University has established an Active Heroes Scholarship to assist military veterans with college tuition and expenses.

    Active Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting and helping America’s military families, provides physical and mental therapy, home repairs, community outreach, financial assistance and community reintegration.

  • SciGirls explored STEM learning at T.K. Stone

    At T.K. Stone Middle School Satruday, girls proved math and science was for them at a SciGirls event sponsored by Elizabethtown Independent Schools. The event coincidentally fell on the same day as Pi Day.