• Girls spend fall break exploring engineering

    Eight area middle and high school girls are spending their fall break proving gender plays no role in designing and programming an aquatic robot.

    The girls, students of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Fort Knox Community Schools, are participating in Waterbotics, a week-long program organized by Hardin County 4-H. The all-girl camp is part of the National Science Foundation and The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative and strives to interest girls in engineering, said 4-H program assistant Beth Loving.

  • ECTC grads place in national competition

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College graduates put their skills to the test and came out on top in the nation.

    Jeremy Dones won a gold medal in diesel equipment technology and Jacob Noel won a silver medal in industrial motor controls in the SkillsUSA competition in the summer. The competition tests students in their knowledge of their chosen technical field.

    Both Dones and Noel participated last year and performed well. Dones was asked to take part by his teachers.

  • St. Christopher celebrates furry and feathered Radcliff residents

    While churches generally are concerned with human souls, the focus shifted to other living things this weekend, which is why Leslie Cata was standing in the parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church with her two black Labradors.

    “I do believe in doggie heaven and I do want both of them to go there,” she said.

  • T.K. Stone students on way to Japan

    Writing papers about school break experiences has become something of a cliche, but two students at T.K. Stone Middle School will have to share their fall break story with the entire school.

  • ECTC to host 'Evening with the Stars'

    After hearing from an astronaut, the community will have the opportunity learn about space itself.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting its second in a series of events focused on science and technology at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 112 of the James S. Owen Building, formerly known as the Administration Building.

    The event, “An Evening with the Stars,” is an informational session on stars, planets and meteors, and participants have an opportunity to view them through a telescope, according to an ECTC news release.

  • Shutdown will not shut down Lincoln Days

    Former First Lady Laura Bush planned to visit Hodgenville in 2008 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 199th birthday and kick off a bicentennial celebration, but had to cancel because of an ice storm.

    The town, however, celebrated the day anyway. Philip Setters and other Lincoln Days coordinators are taking the same attitude toward this weekend’s festival and the federal government shutdown that could keep the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park closed.

  • Science at Saunders Springs

    Scientifically-minded middle schoolers brought their classroom to the bottom of Saunders Springs on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at ecosystems.

    Gifted science students in Hardin County Schools took part in a field trip to the Radcliff nature preserve where they learned about caves, wildlife, plants and the water supply. The trip is part of a new series in the gifted and talented program, said Teresa Morgan, director of elementary education.

  • Gatton student named National Achievement semifinalist

    A local student competing for a national scholarship hopes to assist others in a similar way when she finishes her education.

    Naomi Kellogg, an Elizabethtown senior at the Carroll Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

  • Local teachers receive state achievement awards

    Two teachers who came to education later in life have been recognized for their efforts.

    Kathy Thompson, an English teacher at Central Hardin High School, and Derisa Hindle, a math teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, have been named recipients of the Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Thompson and Hindle are among 24 recipients in the state and are in the running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

  • School nurses valued despite tight finances

    Madeline Rivera remembers the nagging feeling she had about a student at a school where she worked in Illinois. He had been vomiting for a week and was losing weight. A physician attributed the symptoms to a virus, but the diagnosis didn’t sit well with Rivera.

    She visited the student’s home and pushed for further evaluation and treatment. The student eventually was diagnosed with leukemia.

    That student now is in high school, and Rivera now works in Hardin County Schools as a nurse.

    “I still get emails from the mom,” she said.