.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Education

  • Study abroad program gains popularity at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has surpassed the rest of the state’s community college system with its number of students studying abroad.

    Interest in the study abroad program at ECTC is growing, and eight students will be traveling to various countries this summer. Last year, three students traveled abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, a consortium for traveling.

    Faculty member Jim Murley has worked to increase the number of students interested in the program.

  • EIS invites speakers for diversity event Monday

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ officials are seeking to motivate and inspire students and parents with an upcoming event.

    EIS is hosting the Believe and Achieve Community Diversity Conference from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Historic State Theater, with refreshments at 6 p.m. The conference features four speakers and is part of district administrators’ efforts to focus on minority populations.

  • More than farming: Grants allow North Hardin to take the classroom outdoors

    Part of agriculture education and involvement in the National FFA Organization is to extend the classroom out to the land to see things grow.

    Through two national grants, North Hardin High School’s program is able to move their learning out of the classroom to the outdoors, said advisor John Martin.

    One of the grants is called the Food For All Grant. The program is a nationwide grant that provides funding for food production and service-learning. North Hardin received a $2,800 grant.

  • Masters of knowledge: Advanced social work program coming to WKU’s Elizabethtown campus

    A popular bachelor’s degree program will be complemented with a master’s program in the upcoming school year.

    The Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University will offer a master’s degree in social work next fall. The campus offers a bachelor’s program, and the new master’s program serves as a response to needs of the field.

  • Hardin County Schools board approves graduation dates

    The Hardin County Schools board approved graduation dates for its three high schools and alternative program at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Superintendent screening committee reports to EIS board

    The search for a new superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools has progressed to its final phase as the board begins to consider recommendations from the superintendent screening committee.

    The committee reported its recommendations for superintendent to the EIS board Wednesday in a special meeting. The report was given in closed session, as it dealt with personnel matters.

  • Photos: Students perform Passion play
  • Students, staff display tech savvy at HCS fair

    Kindergarten and high school students were united in one cause Tuesday night as they showed off the flexibility and utility of technology in classrooms.

    Hardin County Schools hosted its third Technology Fair at Bluegrass Middle School. The fair is a showcase for the way teachers use technology in classrooms and projects students develop, such as robotics.

    Tablets were featured heavily, as they have become increasingly incorporated into classrooms.

  • West Hardin grad named Ursuline Academy president

    A Cecilia native is taking leadership of the oldest Catholic school in the United States.

    Karen Thomas McNay, a 1982 graduate of West Hardin High School, has been named president of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans. Founded in 1727, Ursuline is also the oldest all-girls school in the United States.

    McNay is principal at Christ the King Elementary School in Lexington, and has been at the school for eight years.

  • Vine Grove Elementary students learn about the life of Lincoln

    Larry Elliott fully commits to his character of Abraham Lincoln when he visits school children to discuss the president's life and legacy. But even Lincoln, honest as ever, couldn’t shy away from recommending a very 21st-century source for historical information — Google.

    Though he had to break character to suggest the search engine, he hopes his presentations sparks students’ interest in history and inspire them to learn more on their own.