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Education

  • Some HCS schools gain teachers, others lose

    Money has been dispensed to staff each of the Hardin County schools for the upcoming school year.

    The Hardin County Schools board on Thursday approved the funding allocations for staffing at each of the schools. Some schools are losing money for teachers but an equal number are gaining faculty.

  • Lunch prices increase at HCS

    Lunch prices at Hardin County Schools continue to march upward to meet federal guidelines.

    The HCS board voted Thursday to approve new lunch prices for the upcoming school year. Full lunch price goes up to $2.30, an increase from $2.20. The reduced price for students who qualify is 40 cents, and HCS Child Nutrition Services officials plan to continue a free breakfast program for all students.

    The district is increasing its lunch prices by 10 cents a year to follow guidelines set forth by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  • Spelling bowl winners announced

    Results from three matches at the North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl, held Friday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, were provided by Beverly Dile, ECTC director of developmental education.

    Primary match (grades 1, 2)

  • ECTC to host Career Craze camps

    Kentucky’s technical college system plans to put career possibilities on display this summer.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosts two free Career Craze camps this summer along with the 15 other schools in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The camp is designed to show middle and high school students potential technical careers.

  • Former J.T. Alton teacher arrested

    Anthony Durrant, a former social studies teacher at J.T. Alton Middle School, was arrested Wednesday by Radcliff Police Department, according to John Wright, community relations director for Hardin County Schools.

    Durrant was fired Tuesday from HCS after he was accused of inappropriate communications with a student. The allegations were brought to the district's attention Monday by an adult and Durrant was asked to leave the school that day. He received his official notification of termination Tuesday.

  • Gibson steps into interim principal role at John Hardin

    Lynne Gibson will serve as interim principal next school year at John Hardin High School, after assistant principal Greg Cecil chose not to accept the job.

    Gibson, an assistant principal at the school, will fill in for principal Alvin Garrison, who is leaving Hardin County Schools for a year to participate in the Minority Superintendent Internship Program, a program offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Elizabethtown High School graduation set for May 31

    The graduation ceremony for Elizabethtown High School is set for 7 p.m. May 31 at the high school’s gym.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the graduation date for the district at its regular meeting Monday night.

  • J.T. Alton's great divide: School finds success in gender-separated classrooms

    Fear of embarrassment and rejection can override almost any other factor in middle school. It’s a time when school performance can become less important than impressing one’s peers.

    One local middle school has worked to remove those problems from the classroom for almost a decade.

  • ECTC to host bluegrass music event

    While international connections within eastern Kentucky might not be immediately apparent, the local community college will shed light on the topic next week.

    The free presentation “Immigrants and Community in the Coal Fields of Eastern Kentucky, 1910-1930” is the next in the series “Celebrating Who We Are — International Connections” at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The bluegrass presentation, which includes musical performances, is at 3 p.m. Tuesday in room 112 of the Administration Building.

  • Jon Ballard looking to return to alma mater

    A product of Elizabethtown Independent Schools, Jon Ballard is excited at the opportunity to return to the district.

    Ballard is one of two finalists for the superintendent position at Elizabethtown Independent Schools. Ballard previously worked in the district and is associate superintendent of human resources for Hardin County Schools.