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Education

  • Shutdown will not shut down Lincoln Days

    Former First Lady Laura Bush planned to visit Hodgenville in 2008 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 199th birthday and kick off a bicentennial celebration, but had to cancel because of an ice storm.

    The town, however, celebrated the day anyway. Philip Setters and other Lincoln Days coordinators are taking the same attitude toward this weekend’s festival and the federal government shutdown that could keep the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park closed.

  • Science at Saunders Springs

    Scientifically-minded middle schoolers brought their classroom to the bottom of Saunders Springs on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at ecosystems.

    Gifted science students in Hardin County Schools took part in a field trip to the Radcliff nature preserve where they learned about caves, wildlife, plants and the water supply. The trip is part of a new series in the gifted and talented program, said Teresa Morgan, director of elementary education.

  • Gatton student named National Achievement semifinalist

    A local student competing for a national scholarship hopes to assist others in a similar way when she finishes her education.

    Naomi Kellogg, an Elizabethtown senior at the Carroll Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

  • Local teachers receive state achievement awards

    Two teachers who came to education later in life have been recognized for their efforts.

    Kathy Thompson, an English teacher at Central Hardin High School, and Derisa Hindle, a math teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, have been named recipients of the Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Thompson and Hindle are among 24 recipients in the state and are in the running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

  • School nurses valued despite tight finances

    Madeline Rivera remembers the nagging feeling she had about a student at a school where she worked in Illinois. He had been vomiting for a week and was losing weight. A physician attributed the symptoms to a virus, but the diagnosis didn’t sit well with Rivera.

    She visited the student’s home and pushed for further evaluation and treatment. The student eventually was diagnosed with leukemia.

    That student now is in high school, and Rivera now works in Hardin County Schools as a nurse.

    “I still get emails from the mom,” she said.

  • Several local schools receive high scores in state testing

    The majority of local high schools were rated as distinguished in this year’s state assessments, and several more schools were considered proficient in the second year of the Unbridled Learning For All Assessment and Accountability System.

    Central Hardin High School, Elizabethtown High School, John Hardin High School and LaRue County High School are rated as distinguished based on the testing data, which was released today. Morningside Elementary School and LaRue County Middle School also are included on the distinguished list.

  • Activity books teach about county government

    Area students can color pictures of county officials as they learn how local government works.

    County leaders, such as City Clerk Kenny Tabb, County Attorney Jenny Oldham and Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts spoke Thursday to children at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown about their jobs.

    Those are among the positions depicted in an activity guide put together by the Kentucky Association of Counties.

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Growth percentages

    These are the percentages of students who have shown growth in the subjects of reading and math.

       

    High Schools

        ·  Central Hardin High School

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Graduation rates

    These are the graduation rates for the 2012-13 school year and the goal for the 2013-14 school year.

    • LaRue County High School

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: College/career readiness

    These are the percentages of students who are considered college/career ready.

       

    High Schools

    • LaRue County High School - 77.0

    • Elizabethtown High School - 68.4