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Education

  • West Hardin takes part in Farm to School month

    West Hardin Middle School students and staff have been celebrating the bounty of local farms in and out of the lunch room.

    West Hardin staff and students took part last week in National Farm to School month, which recognizes local produce that’s served in schools. Through the week, students sampled local peppers and apples and learned about aspects of agriculture in a number of classes. Students and staff also presented their work to the community at an expo.

  • ECTC hosts trial of Frankenstein's creature

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” have an opportunity to debate the role of the creature in an upcoming community event.

    Audience members serve as the jury in the trial of Frankenstein’s creature at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Science Auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The trial is the fifth in a series of events hosted by the Arts and Humanities division at the college. The division has hosted Halloween-themed events in the past, including a funeral for Edgar Allan Poe last year.

  • Heartland Elementary hosts artist in residence

    Heartland Elementary students spent the past two weeks immersed in Appalachian culture with a knowledgeable tour guide at their side.

    Students learned about Appalachian artforms from Dianne Simpson, an artist in residence who has worked in Appalachian art and is from Eastern Kentucky.

    Simpson’s stay at the school was made possible through a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

    Students’ work is displayed from 5 to 6 p.m. today at First Federal Savings Bank on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Retro Bill brings anti-drug, anti-bullying message to E'town schools

    Students in the Elizabethtown area recognized Red Ribbon Week with an entertaining message to stay away from drugs and hurtful behavior.

  • Learning on the go: Mobile Science Activity Center stops at Meadow View

    Shannon Webb’s fifth-grade class dug into bagfuls of ice cream, just a few minutes before their lunch Tuesday. But the dessert-first approach to the meal was condoned, because it was in the name of science.

    The Mobile Science Activity Center from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is spending a few days at Meadow View Elementary School this week, giving students an opportunity to perform a hands-on experiment in the new lab, which hit the road in September.

  • School districts draft resolution asking for additional money

    Two local districts have joined a growing chorus of voices asking the state legislature to remember the educational needs of its children.

    Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent Schools and several other districts across the state are asking for the General Assembly to restore state funding to school districts to 2009 levels. Since that time, the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund has dropped by almost $40 per student.

  • HCS approves upcoming school calendar

    Hardin County Schools has laid out its schedule for the next school year.

    The HCS board approved the 2014-15 school calendar Thursday at its regular meeting. The board approved the recommended calendar from Superintendent Nannette Johnston and didn’t partake in discussion regarding the proposal, according to Community Relations Director John Wright.

    The next school year begins Aug. 8, 2014, and ends on May 22, 2015. Fall break is Oct. 6-10 and spring break is April 6-10.

  • Bands marching off to competition

    The year’s marching season is drawing to a close, but local bands are hoping to make the final two Saturdays count.

    Four high schools are competing in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Music Education Association State Marching Band Competition.

    Students at John Hardin feel the band has come a long way since the start of the season. Senior Loren Carman said the band improved faster throughout the year than she first anticipated.

    “They’ve exceeded my expectations, most definitely,” Carman said.

  • ECTC honors eight alumni

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has added more photos to its distinguished alumni display in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. Photos of the 83 honorees reflect the mission of the college, said ECTC President/CEO Thelma White.

    “It serves as a visible reminder of who we are and what our work is all about,” White said.

  • Hardin County Schools receives grant from Monsanto Fund