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Education

  • CHHS students place in national robotics competition

    When the Central Hardin High School Technology Student Association club decided to participate in the state robotic competition, its initial goal was to have a robot at the tournament.

    “We were just kind of going to state this year to see what it was all about and hoping we didn’t finish last,” said Jason Neagle, a pre-engineering teacher with Central Hardin’s Project Lead the Way.

    The Bruins ultimately finished third and fifth in the state TSA VEX Robotics competition and qualified for the national TSA competition.

  • HCS to benefit from two grants

    Hardin County Schools students will benefit from two large grants from WHAS Crusade for Children and Dollar General Corp.

    WHAS Crusade for Children informed the district’s special education department it is sharing $45,000 with HCS. The money will be used to purchase equipment and programs that will help special needs students with technology, occupational therapy, low incidence physical therapy, college and career readiness transition, school-based classroom technology and preschool.

  • Bids for Early College Center come in near $15 million estimate

    Hardin County Schools are dedicated to a fast-track construction schedule to open the Early College and Career Center by the 2014-15 school year.

    The district’s school board held a special meeting on the eve of Independence Day to approve a construction bid of $15.27 million from Morel Construction Co. of Louisville.

    “We need Morel to get as excited about this as we are,” Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said.

  • U of L to offer new master's degree in human resources at Fort Knox

    The University of Louisville is launching a graduate program in human resources and organization development this August at the home of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

    U of L’s extended campus on Fort Knox begins offering classes Aug. 26. According to Director Mark Casey, the program will feature blended courses with evening face-to-face and online classes to allow for working professionals to attend.

    “That gives them flexibility,” Casey said.

  • Goodlett named LaRue County High School principal

    The new principal at LaRue County High School is a familiar face for students and families.

    Assistant Principal Kyle Goodlett was announced Monday as the school’s new principal and took over the job that day.

    He fills the position vacated by Paul Mullins, who announced in May he was hired as superintendent for Garrard County Schools.

    The school system received 12 applications for the position and officials interviewed four.

  • HCS seeks Distinguished Alumni

    Hardin County Schools is taking applications through July 15 for its 2013 class of Distinguished Alumni.

    To nominate a Hardin County Schools alum, go to Hardin County Schools’ website, www.hardin.k12.ky.us. The link to the nomination form is on the front page of the district’s website.

  • Hardin County in line with state degree attainment rate

    Hardin County was slightly above the state rate for college degree attainment in 2011 among 25- to 64-year-olds, according to a report released this month from the Lumina Foundation, an independent foundation that works to increase degree attainment in the United States.

    The county’s degree attainment rate, which includes associate, bachelor and graduate or professional degrees, was 31.2 percent of the working-age population in 2011. The state rate was 30.8 percent.

  • HCS finds success in FFA

    Alexis Skaggs, a recent graduate of John Hardin High School, was named the 2013 Kentucky State Star in Agri-Business, the highest award in the Kentucky FFA Association.

    The award was given for her Supervised Agriculture Experience Program at a recent Kentucky FFA convention.

  • After three-plus decades, French retires as EIS superintendent

    Dictionary definitions of the word “superintendent” lead to one simple but vague description — the person in charge. The superintendent of a school district does not oversee any one particular thing but ultimately is responsible for it all.

    Michelle Hart says Gary French often would puzzle at the amorphous job he was in and claim he didn’t really know what it meant to be superintendent.

    “But whatever it is, he does it so well,” Hart said.

  • Lewis named HCS director of student services

    With years of experience as an assistant principal and principal behind him, Bryan Lewis is moving into a position where he will influence a wider net of students.

    Lewis, principal at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, has been named director of student services for Hardin County Schools. He replaces Chris Reed, who assumes the role of associate superintendent for human resources next week.

    The selection is effective Monday, though Lewis is out of town next week because of prior engagements.