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Education

  • 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.

  • Lakewood instills effective habits in students with Leader In Me camp, program

    Hayden Graham and Cohen Hall, both 6, struggled to maintain a basketball between them as they raced Wednesday morning from one soccer goal to the next at Lakewood Elementary.

    “This is ridiculous,” Hayden exclaimed after they dropped the ball.

    After they finished their lap with a basketball, they tried it again using a bean bag.

  • HCS Early College and Career Center open house is Aug. 4

    Upperclassmen at John Hardin, North Hardin and Central Hardin high schools who are pioneering the Early College and Career Center pathways have an opportunity Aug. 4 to tour their future school.

  • HCS kicks off school supply drive

    Local children will benefit from this year’s “Don’t Miss The Bus” school supply drive in the upcoming school year.

    In its third year, the drive allows residents to donate new or slightly used school supplies at various collection bins throughout the county.

  • Junior Leadership Corps summer camp encourages teamwork

    In Junior Leadership Corps, students do more than just build teamwork, they build themselves.

    From June 16-27, students gathered at Brown Street Alternative Center in Vine Grove for the JLC summer program.

  • McKendree University celebrates 40 years in Kentucky

    The oldest college in Illinois, McKendree University, is hosting an open house in Radcliff to celebrate its 40 years of classes locally.

    With evening classes geared toward adults, McKendree began offering courses in Kentucky to serve the military population.

  • Kids College leads children to potential career fields

    For the seventh year, Eliza­beth­town Community and Tech­nical College is allowing kids to get a head start on their careers this summer with Kids College.

    Children in grades one through nine can enroll in a variety of classes offered at the Elizabethtown, Leitchfield and Springfield campuses.

    The Elizabethtown classes include Beginning Robotics; Inter­mediate Robotics; Forensic Science; Archery; Success Skills for Life; and Science: Lift It, Drop It, Shake It, Zap It, Blow It Up, Eat It. The cost for enrollment in each class is $99.

  • KCTCS raises in-state tuition 2.08 percent

    Kentucky Community and Technical College Syst­em’s board of regents appro­ved a 2014-2015 budget of $924,117,500, which includes a 2.08 percent in-state tuition increase.

    Tuition will increase from $144 per credit hour to $147. Out-of-state tuition rates will rise to $294 per credit hour for students from counties contiguous to Kentucky and $515 for all other out-of-state students.

  • Teachers, administrators face challenges from extended school year

    For each weather cancellation day over the winter, students and school officials knew a make-up day for instruction was ahead.

    During the 2013-14 school year, Hardin County Schools missed 14 days and Elizabethtown Independent Schools missed nine days. Though both districts completed the school year the week of June 2, there were some challenges throughout the year educators faced because of an abundance of winter weather and cancellations.

    Keeping students focused in school when the weather struck was one.

  • Get Ready! teaches valuable skills

    Teachers and volunteers at Get Ready! early childhood camp in Hardin County are informing parents and guardians that a little bit of play goes a long way.

    Presented by the Central Ken­tucky Community Foundation, Get Ready! prepares children birth to age 5 with developmental skills through play tactics. Children are taught by educators with a background in early childhood education.