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Education

  • HCS board holds tax rate

    In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Hardin County Schools Board of Education voted to hold steady the compensating tax rate for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Don't Miss the Bus brings more than 3,280 new supplies to students

    The annual summer school supply drive Don’t Miss the Bus collected more than 3,280 supplies and backpacks for Hardin County students in need.

    Bluegrass Cellular tallied approximately 3,289 items and more than $750 in monetary donations for the drive.

  • Reception welcomes Ellis as WKU regional chancellor

    Dr. Evelyn Ellis stood in front of her husband, family, friends and new colleagues Tuesday afternoon at Elizabethtown Com­­m­unity and Tech­nical College as they welcomed her to her new job as regional chancellor of the Elizabethtown and Fort Knox campuses of Western Kentucky University.

  • John Hardin marching band aims high for new season

    With more than half of the John Hardin High School marching band new members, the young group is moving full steam ahead with this year's show, "Above the Clouds." 

    Director Brian Ellis said the band consists of about 90 students with 50 woodwind and brass players, 25 color guard and 15 percussion.

  • Local 10-year-old invited to national acting workshops

    Ever since Key’Andre Strand, 10, watched the Disney channel movie “High School Musical” a few years ago, he has aspired to become an actor. This November, Strand will have the opportunity to hone his talents at a prestigious workshop in Texas.

  • Celebrating 50 years of learning

    Nancy Lea Owen was overjoyed to be recognized as the co-chairwoman of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s 50th anniversary celebrations Wednesday at the August Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    Her late husband, James Owen, was the first president of the college, appointed in 1963, and the administration building where he worked for 24 years now bears his name.

  • ECTC begins 50th anniversary celebration

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is celebrating half a decade of educating the community.

    To kick off its 50th anniversary, representatives of ECTC will be the guest speakers at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce meeting today at Pritchard Community Center.

  • High school smoking rate drops significantly

    High school students in Kentucky are not smoking cigarettes like they were in 2011 and even earlier.

    According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Kentucky dropped from first place to sixth among the surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use.

  • Rineyville principal looks forward to final year

    At 54, Billy Coffey considers himself an accidental principal.

    Today, Coffey begins his 13th year as Rineyville Elementary School principal and his final year in education, as he plans to retire after the 2014-15 school year. Coffey will leave Rineyville with 31 years in education under his belt.

    “Fifty-five is the magic (age) in education,” Coffey said.

  • Teachers share advice for transitioning students

    For many students, going back to school is the same routine every year. When changing schools, however, the experience is completely new.

    Stephanie Biggs, a sixth-grade science teacher at Bluegrass Middle School, created a tip sheet for her students and their parents to help ease the transition.