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Education

  • Students to earn certificate through JROTC

    Local schools are taking a fresh look at military training as a career foundation.

    High school students who successfully complete a JROTC courseload now receive a certificate of training, which recognizes transferable career skills are taught in the program. The recognition also designates JROTC as a career pathway, allowing it to be included in the college and career readiness portion of Kentucky’s new education accountability model.

  • LaRue grad to study in Jordan

    Thanks to a scholarship given to her and four other Western Kentucky University students, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School will be spending several months studying in the Middle East.

    Haley Edwards of Buffalo received a Gilman International Scholarship to study Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbit, Jordan. Edwards is an English major with a goal of translating classical and modern Arabic literature.

    The senior received the full $5,000 possible for her study abroad trip, as well as an additional $3,000 because she is studying a critical language.

  • Central Hardin to host MLK celebration

    Central Hardin High School is inviting the community to a celebration of civil rights this week.

    The school is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main gym at the school. It’s the first such event for the school.

    The event features the school’s choir, along with the choir from Heritage International Church in Radcliff. The Rev. Pervis Carter of Victory Faith Christian Center is the featured speaker.

  • Blome hopes to grow McKendree

    The new director of the local McKendree University campus is seeking a partnership between the institution and community.

    Christian Blome, executive director of the Radcliff campus of McKendree University, hopes to grow the campus to reflect the educational needs of the surrounding area.

  • Foundations team up to bring back Get Ready! program

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation and the PNC Foundation are once again helping young children “Get Ready!” for their future education.

    Get Ready!, a program for children from birth through age 5, which debuted last summer and was created by the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, returns this year with funding from PNC Foundation.

  • CHHS art class designs anti-hate message

    A local high school class is using the power of visual art to call for kindness and equality.

  • HCS hosting two events focused on students' futures

    Hardin County Schools’ officials are continuing efforts to prepare students for the future with two events that focus on what lies ahead for teens at HCS.

    The district is hosting a PLAN for the Future event for sophomores and their parents at 6 p.m. Monday at John Hardin High School and the Performing Arts Center, followed by an Explore the Future event for parents of eighth-graders at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the PAC.

  • Search under way for new EIS superintendent

    Applications are being accepted for the next superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

    The job was advertised starting Dec. 19, and the window for accepting applications is expected to close 45 days after that.

    School board members hope to name a new superintendent by May. There has been some interest in the position, board Chairman Guy Wallace said.

    It’s helpful to have such a long hiring window to avoid rushing into a decision, he said.

  • HCS preparing new preschool rooms for January

    It’s been a busy winter break for early childhood educators in Hardin County Schools, as they’re expanding their program by two classrooms in the middle of the school year.

    The department will open the rooms in just a few weeks, after the new program was approved by the HCS board in December.

  • New ECTC scholarships offered through PNC

    Students attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this spring have another opportunity to receive financial assistance for their education.

    The college is offering one-time PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarships to students, as will several other colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

    The PNC Foundation gave KCTCS $120,000 to be distributed to communities where PNC Bank is located. ECTC is receiving $15,000 to be divided into $1,000 scholarships, according to a news release from ECTC.