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Education

  • Alternative diplomas opened to past graduates

    Sen. Dennis Parrett’s dream of giving special needs students a high school diploma will be expanded to include those who already have graduated.

    Legislation sponsored by Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, last year enabled high school students with severe disabilities to receive an alternative high school diploma instead of a certificate of attainment for completing a modified curriculum. Now, those who already have graduated from high school retroactively can receive an alternative diploma.

  • Busing to Bardstown: Hardin County families find home at Bethlehem High School

    Abby Moore was certain about her feelings about Bethlehem High School.

    “I never wanted to come here at all,” Moore said.

    None of her friends were going to Bethlehem, Bardstown’s Catholic high school. But her parents wanted her to attend to continue her Catholic education and prepare for college.

    To help with the decision-making process, Moore shadowed a student going to the school. That was all she needed.

    “By the end of the day, I knew I wanted to come here because I liked it,” she said.

  • HCS, experts plan career center

    Hardin County Schools collected input of future employers of its students for the continuing development of the Early College and Career Center.

    Community members from a variety of fields discussed plans for the new center Friday in the media center at John Hardin High School. Superintendent Nannette Johnston invited them to share their insights to help with development of schematic plans for the building, which is expected to open in August 2014.

  • Grandparents club provides Smart Boards, help to St. James students

    Parents helping their children’s school are nothing new, but St. James Catholic Regional School family members have taken volunteerism back a generation.

    A grandparents club at St. James raised $82,800 to pay for a Smart Board interactive whiteboard in every classroom. The club was formed this school year and members have assisted the school in multiple ways, from monetary assistance to volunteering time.

  • T.K. Stone students place first in category in LEGO competition

    T.K. Stone Middle School students built their way to a first-place state finish.

    The Lego League at T.K. Stone won the robot performance category in the Kentucky First Lego League State Robotics Championship earlier this month.

  • Cecil to serve as interim principal at John Hardin

    A familiar face will lead the Bulldogs when Principal Alvin Garrison temporarily steps away from his leadership role this summer.

    Greg Cecil will serve as interim principal at John Hardin High School beginning in July when Garrison leaves to participate in a mentorship program in another school district. Cecil is an assistant principal and athletic director at the school.

  • Barron receives Boy Scouts service award

    A longtime local leader of the Boy Scouts has been recognized for his service to the organization.

    Retired Maj. Gen. Bill Barron received the Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award that recognizes leaders within the Boy Scouts of America, this past weekend. The award was presented to Barron by the Lincoln Heritage Council.

  • Photo: Fundraiser attendees ‘Feel the Love’
  • Foundation hosting event to assist classroom activities

    Supporters of Elizabethtown Independent Schools can help teachers and students feel the love at Saturday’s fundraiser.

    The Elizabethtown Educational Foundation hosts the event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center. The Event 2013 allows the foundation to pay for classroom grants for schools in the district.

  • First-grade teacher receives LaRue ExCEL Award

    After a non-traditional route to teaching, Lisa Hawkins has been honored with a longtime tradition of the central Kentucky area.

    Hawkins, a first-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is the 2013 ExCEL winner for LaRue County Schools. Hawkins, of Magnolia, has taught in the district for 24 years.

    The Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership designation is awarded in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS and E.ON. U.S., a Louisville energy company.