• HCS adopts budget of $142,610,742

    Hardin County Schools is looking at a general fund revenue of $105,356,740 for fiscal year 2016.

    The board unanimously approved the working budget Thursday evening at its monthly board meeting at the district’s central office.

    The tax revenue is based on a 4 percent increase in revenue which the board approved in August. Total revenues are $142,610,742.

  • ECTC's Student Support Services receives renewal

    A program several college students attribute their success to at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been renewed for at least five more years.

    Grant-funded Student Support Services recently was renewed for $1.3 million. The program provides academic support and assistance for students who are eligible.

  • Ten EIS alumni honored for success

    One of the things Dr. Ramona Jordan Hall learned during her time in Elizabethtown Independent Schools is that hard work is worth it.

    “It is a lesson that has carried me over some very bumpy roads,” she shared before her peers Saturday. “It is a lesson that gave me the confidence I needed to pursue my goals. It is a lesson that has served me well.”

  • Fate of former G.C. Burkhead discussed

    More students may roam the former G.C. Burkhead school property in the future.

    Hardin County Schools’ board of education is considering using the building at 521 Charlemagne Blvd. in Elizabethtown for the district’s alternative education programs. This means students from Mulberry-Helm, Brown Street and Hardin County High School may have a new learning space.

  • West Hardin students create water filtration systems

    In an eighth-grade lesson on ecosystems, Emilee O’Brien gave her West Hardin Middle School students a science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based project and business opportunity.

  • Local early childhood education efforts seen as models

    A school in Radcliff is being monitored for its positive approach on early childhood education by the U.S. Department of Education.

    North Park Elementary School had federal education leaders visit Wednesday morning to learn about the early childhood education processes used at the school and throughout Hardin County Schools.

  • North Middle previews Kentucky Safe Schools Week

    For its 2015 campaign for Kentucky Safe Schools Week, the Kentucky Center for School Safety is challenging students to reveal their inner superhero.

  • Volunteers clean playground for 9/11 Day of Service

    While many people remember Sept. 11 as a day of tragedy, volunteers with United Way of Central Kentucky used it to help others.

  • North Park recognized for teaching environment

    North Park Elementary School’s strategies and implementation are being recognized across the state.

    The school received an honorable mention in the 2015 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey. The survey is conducted by teachers at all Kentucky public schools to determine a school’s effectiveness.

  • Teens struggle with retro technology

    As North Hardin High School’s library media specialist, Michelle Smith said she hears a lot of students complain when technology fails them.

    “They’re always like, ‘I can’t get this to work,’ and, ‘I can’t get this to work,’” Smith said. “I say, ‘Well, at least you’ve got this.’”