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Education

  • EIS superintendent to be selected today

    The new superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be selected at a board meeting at 6 p.m. today at Panther Academy.

    The finalists for the position are Jon Ballard, associate superintendent of human resources for Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.

  • EIS accepting nominations for alumni awards next week

    The process of selecting the first round of exceptional alumni of Elizabethtown Independent Schools to be honored begins next week.

    Nominations for the new Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award at Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be accepted beginning May 1. Nominations will be taken until June 30, and the first awards ceremony is the weekend of homecoming in September.

    Nomination forms can be found at each of the district’s schools and at www.etown.k12.ky.us/.

  • Guthrie visits J.T. Alton graduates of digital literacy program

    As the virtual world expands, a group of students at a local middle school have learned to navigate the possibilities and pitfalls of their digital lives.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie joined J.T. Alton Middle School students Monday to celebrate their completion of the digital literacy program Ignition. The students took part in the program as part of a practical living and vocational studies class, and Guthrie handed out certificates of completion for the program.

  • Courageous runway: Cancer survivors, Old Navy raise money for research

    After watching her friend participate in a local fashion show, Natalie Detre decided to take a spin on the catwalk this year.

    “She looked like she had so much fun doing it,” Detre said.

    Detre fit right in with the other models, as they all have something in common: They all have faced cancer.

    The Cancer Survivor Fashion Show hosted by Old Navy was Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center. More than 20 participants modeled clothes and shared their stories.

  • 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.