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Education

  • Rineyville Elementary preschool earns KDE Classroom of Excellence

    A Rineyville Elementary School classroom is the latest member of Hardin County Schools to earn the Kentucky Department of Education honor known as Classroom of Excellence.

    Jennifer Arnold, Tammy Herrin and Greta Thompson comprise the team of instructors for the classroom.

    “It’s a privilege to have this title,” Arnold said. “Our kids are getting a quality experience that’s a little bit above and beyond a normal classroom.”

  • HCS students honored for work ethic

    Hard work pays off. That’s the idea behind Hardin County Schools’ new Work Ethic Certification.

    Seniors from Central, North and John Hardin high schools were honored Wednesday at a luncheon for their achievement in the program, making them the first group to receive Work Ethic Certification in Hardin County. The certification is a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and HCS.

  • EIS school board reviews Project Lead The Way

    Elizabethtown High School’s Project Lead The Way courses are showing promise for future engineers.

    During the monthly EIS school board meeting Monday night, The school’s Project Lead the Way instructor Justin Line presented an overview of the program’s end of course test scores. The test scores are based on a nationwide percentile of students in the program. Each student was tested and scored between one and nine, which is the highest possible.

  • Central Hardin sophomore designs inaugural EC3 logo

    Sophomore Brandy Becker is getting an early start on her art career.

    During Central Hardin High School’s second trimester, Brandy created as a class assignment a logo design for the Early College and Career Center.

    Dan Robbins, incoming EC3 principal, along with various Hardin County Schools board members, invited all three HCS high schools to participate in creating the logo, because they all are going to be a part of the center. The center is set to open this fall.

  • Nearly 1,000 students receive degrees from ECTC

    Two hundred students walked across the stage Monday night to honor their degree completion at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    In total, 962 students graduated with a degree this semester.

    This May marks the community college’s 49th commencement ceremony.

  • North Hardin marching band selected for Macy's Parade 2015

    North Hardin High School band members were thrilled Wednesday afternoon when representatives from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade invited them to participate in the iconic event in downtown New York City in 2015.

    “It’s about to be a great afternoon,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, in front of an anxious crowd in the North Hardin High School gymnasium.

    Band members, parents, public figures and some staff and faculty were present for the announcement, filling the gym.

  • Reporting for duty: Full-time nurses to begin work at all 21 HCS schools in fall

     For more than 20 years, Hardin County Schools have not had permanent nurses on site. They have relied heavily on care provided by nine Lincoln Trail District Health Department nurses who have traveled to and from schools based on student priority and need.

    This fall, 21 schools in the district will be staffed with a full-time nurse. These nurses will be hired through the Lincoln Trail District Health Department with salaries paid through Lincoln Trail, the school district and the Hardin County Board of Health.

  • Magnolia masonic lodge raises money for children's supplies

    The Gavel Masonic Lodge 570 in Magnolia will grant 96 children from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville with a backpack and school supplies this weekend.

    The lodge raised the money for the supplies through a fish fry event on July 12.

  • Shriners place statue on North Mulberry

    In 1970, Shriner Albert Hortman, was photographed carrying a young girl at Mesker Amusement Park in Evansville, Indiana, for Hadi Temple’s annual outing for handicapped children.

  • Putting science into play

    It’s never too early to experiment with science.

    Hardin County Schools’ Early Child­hood Education Depart­ment is sponsoring a Science in Action mini-camp for children ages 3 to 6 this week at Howevalley Elementary School. The program gives children the opportunity to learn about science and how things work through hands-on activities.