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Education

  • Johnston named state Superintendent of the Year

    Nannette Johnston entered the board room Wednesday morning expecting to take a look at tables Hardin County Schools Central Office. The morning took a surprising turn from there.

    There were no tables; instead, her family and colleagues from across the community were waiting to celebrate a milestone in her career.

  • Nannette Johnston named Kentucky's top superintendent

    In a surprise ceremony today, Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, was recognized as the 2014 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

    Based on that honor, Johnston will be nominated for the National Superintendent of the Year Award, to be announced by the American Association of School Administrators in February.

  • CHHS sweeps robotics regional

    After placing high in a national robotics competition, the Central Hardin High School teams have found success in their first entries in a another league.

    The three robotics teams at Central have qualified for the Vex Robotics state competition after winning multiple awards at a regional tournament Saturday at Boyle County High School.

  • ECTC band to host holiday concert

    Community members interested in taking in holiday tunes have the opportunity next week at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The college’s band, EleCTriC, hosts its holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Science Auditorium on campus. The band will perform pop, rock and jazz songs along with traditional holiday music. This is the third year the band has performed its own holiday concert.

    The concert is kid-friendly, band director Kevin Shank said.

  • Robbins takes on rare challenge

    When most new principals are hired, they walk into a position that comes with an existing student body, staff and building. If it’s a new school, they at least have an existing school model with which to work.

    Dan Robbins has none of those things.

  • HCS to host American Education Week event

    Several schools in the Hardin County district will host presentations or displays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown for American Education Week.

    American Education Week celebrates the work of students, teachers and the community, according to an HCS news release.

    Schools that have created displays are Lakewood, New Highland, Howevalley, Rineyville, Creekside, Vine Grove, Woodland and Heartland elementaries, North, James T. Alton and East Hardin middle schools, plus John Hardin and North Hardin high schools.

     

  • A soldier's surprise

    Gwen Yocum’s mouth fell open in shock Wednesday afternoon at the sight of her father in the doorway of her classroom at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff. Surprise gave way to tears as she and her dad embraced amid her classmates’ applause.

    Staff Sgt. Adam Yocum of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Knox in the early hours Wednesday after a six-month deployment.

  • 'Rescue dolls' find home at New Highland

    When Carla Repp began shopping at Goodwill, she noticed a number of dolls in the store, in need of an outfit and an owner. She began taking them home, cleaning and dressing them, and now many have found a home with students at New Highland Elementary School through her sister, Bonnie Turner.

    “We call them rescue dolls,” Turner said.

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. lend a helping hand to Panther Academy

    In a room full of furniture made for small children, Mitch Irwin, sitting in a tiny chair at a tiny table, stuck out. But making sure his presence was noticeable was part of the point behind a new program at Panther Academy.

    The school instituted a program this month called WATCH D.O.G.S., which stands for Dads of Great Students, that invites fathers and other male relatives and family friends into the school to serve as positive male role models for students and as extra helping hands for the school’s staff.

  • Lincoln Trail student recognized in national essay contest

    A local elementary student has been recognized nationally for her writing skills.

    Holly Haas, a fifth-grader at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, was selected as one of 10 winners in a national essay contest for Storyworks magazine, a Scholastic publication used by teachers. Holly and her teacher, Alana Wooldridge, submitted Holly’s essay on a play involving mythical hero Hercules.

    The magazine offers contests in every issue; Wooldridge’s class also had a winner last year.