• Nearly 1,000 students receive degrees from ECTC

    Two hundred students walked across the stage Monday night to honor their degree completion at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    In total, 962 students graduated with a degree this semester.

    This May marks the community college’s 49th commencement ceremony.

  • ECTC student celebrates experience, path to degree

    Katie Boykin knows it’s not impossible to juggle being a young mother and a college student while maintaining a 3.7 GPA and a job.

    Boykin, 21, graduates today with an associate of applied science degree in engineering and electronics under computer maintenance.

    Boykin, a 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, said she loves helping people and fixing things, which led her to a major while at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Lakewood Elementary names interim principal

    Lakewood Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathon Williams will serve as interim principal next year.

    Williams moves into the post after current principal, Shelee Clark, was selected to fill the one-year job of director of Professional Growth and Effectiveness. She will return to Lakewood as principal before the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

  • East Hardin Middle School class learns through visuals

    Students in Ellen Douglas’ eighth-grade social studies class recently had an opportunity to learn about American history by recreating it.

    Douglas bases many of her assignments around hands-on visualization because it helps students learn and remember lessons. To that end, she assigned her social studies students to create their own interpretations of early American events.

  • Club members see value in volunteering

    While most students headed home after school Thursday, around 40 members of a Lincoln Trail Elementary School club stayed behind to volunteer.

    Fellowship of Christian Athlete members spent an hour pulling weeds, raking leaves, laying mulch and spreading topsoil in an effort to beautify the school’s grounds and prepare a garden outside the Family Resource Center.

  • Area teacher joins Jill Biden at White House

    On Wednesday, East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow ate lunch with Jill Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C.

    The social was part of a Teacher’s Appreciation Week honor for a selection of 20 educators from across the country.

    To be considered, Whitlow and the other 19 educators had to fill out an online application and include their social media URLs. Whitlow applied to be a part of the social weeks ago, but didn’t put much stock in her odds of being selected.

  • North Hardin marching band selected for Macy's Parade 2015

    North Hardin High School band members were thrilled Wednesday afternoon when representatives from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade invited them to participate in the iconic event in downtown New York City in 2015.

    “It’s about to be a great afternoon,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, in front of an anxious crowd in the North Hardin High School gymnasium.

    Band members, parents, public figures and some staff and faculty were present for the announcement, filling the gym.

  • Reporting for duty: Full-time nurses to begin work at all 21 HCS schools in fall

     For more than 20 years, Hardin County Schools have not had permanent nurses on site. They have relied heavily on care provided by nine Lincoln Trail District Health Department nurses who have traveled to and from schools based on student priority and need.

  • Leading the Way to STEM success at John Hardin

    For John Hardin High School students this fall, participating in Project Lead The Way no longer requires a bus trip to Central Hardin High School.

    On Monday, Dow Corning Corp. presented the school with $25,000 to pay for the project for the 2014-15 academic year. The money came from the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. Pam Bowling of Dow Corning presented the check to Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston.

  • Free summer activities available for under-6 set

    Children can learn through play this summer. That’s the idea behind Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Get Ready! program.

    The goals of the program include providing learning opportunities for children from birth to age 5, helping parents discover how they can begin learning with their children, and increasing community awareness of the importance of early childhood learning.

    This year’s program runs weekdays from June 10 through July 3.