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Education

  • Increased talent meets great show at Central

    Growth in numbers and talent has led the Central Hardin High School marching band to tackle a complex, modern show for the 2013 season, according to Director David Centers.

    “In my opinion, this is the strongest Central Hardin band I’ve ever taught,” Centers said.

  • HCS increases property tax rate

    Residents in the Hardin County Schools district will pay higher property taxes after the HCS board approved, by a slim margin, a rate increase.

    The board approved a tax levy Tuesday of 60.7 cents per $100 of assessed value of real estate and personal property, up from last year’s rate of 58.7 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Districts show slight growth in enrollment

    With a few slight instances of growth, public school enrollment offered few surprises this year.

    Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools saw increased enrollment. HCS, near the end of August, had 14,679 students enrolled, and EIS reached 2,575 students.

  • North Hardin band sees youth as opportunity

    After earning second place in last year’s KMEA state competition, the North Hardin High School marching band is returning with a “Fury” this year.

    The band is larger in numbers but younger in age this year compared to last. However, it isn’t allowing age to stop it from setting lofty goals at the national level for this season.

  • Nearly 200 HCS seniors enroll in work ethic program

    Nearly 200 seniors enrolled in Hardin County Schools’ new work ethic certification program by Friday’s deadline.

    Out of 975 seniors in the school district, a total of 195 — 20 percent of the senior class — opted to participate in the program, according to John Wright, HCS spokesman.

    “We were hoping for more,” Wright said, “but we know as this progresses, more students will be eligible to participate.”

  • EHS carnival
  • West Point finds success with leadership program

    Lily Hendley has been honored in front of the West Point Independent School student body several times this year. Hendley has been acknowledged not because of classroom achievements, but because of respect she’s shown at school and her assistance to classmates.

    “It feels really good because I don’t get all As, so it makes me feel really good inside when I get an award,” she said.

  • HCS seeking a property tax increase

    Hardin County Schools board is hosting a hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s Central Office to discuss the proposed tax levy for the upcoming year.

    District officials are proposing a 2-cent increase taking property taxes to 60.7 cents per $100 of assessed value of real estate and personal property. This proposed rate would bring in about $33.5 million.

    Last year the district levied a rate of 58.7 cents per $100 of assessed value of property, which raised about $32.3 million locally.

  • HCS recognizes its success stories with Distinguished Alumni luncheon

    While the audience assembled Thursday at the Historic State Theater was there to see honored alumni of Hardin County Schools, alumnus Marty Fulkerson said the day was a celebration of the school system.

    “Today is really about recognizing the outstanding educators and administrators in Hardin County Schools,” said Fulkerson, a 1984 graduate of North Hardin High School and member of Elizabethtown City Council.

  • I, robot builder

    A raucous din filled the gym Thursday at West Hardin Middle School as nationally recognized Central Hardin High School students showed off their heavy metal mastery.

    Cheering seventh-graders looked on as high schoolers maneuvered a remote-operated robot through its work of loading and dumping cargo.