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Education

  • McKendree University celebrates 40 years in Kentucky

    The oldest college in Illinois, McKendree University, is hosting an open house in Radcliff to celebrate its 40 years of classes locally.

    With evening classes geared toward adults, McKendree began offering courses in Kentucky to serve the military population.

  • Kids College leads children to potential career fields

    For the seventh year, Eliza­beth­town Community and Tech­nical College is allowing kids to get a head start on their careers this summer with Kids College.

    Children in grades one through nine can enroll in a variety of classes offered at the Elizabethtown, Leitchfield and Springfield campuses.

    The Elizabethtown classes include Beginning Robotics; Inter­mediate Robotics; Forensic Science; Archery; Success Skills for Life; and Science: Lift It, Drop It, Shake It, Zap It, Blow It Up, Eat It. The cost for enrollment in each class is $99.

  • KCTCS raises in-state tuition 2.08 percent

    Kentucky Community and Technical College Syst­em’s board of regents appro­ved a 2014-2015 budget of $924,117,500, which includes a 2.08 percent in-state tuition increase.

    Tuition will increase from $144 per credit hour to $147. Out-of-state tuition rates will rise to $294 per credit hour for students from counties contiguous to Kentucky and $515 for all other out-of-state students.

  • Teachers, administrators face challenges from extended school year

    For each weather cancellation day over the winter, students and school officials knew a make-up day for instruction was ahead.

    During the 2013-14 school year, Hardin County Schools missed 14 days and Elizabethtown Independent Schools missed nine days. Though both districts completed the school year the week of June 2, there were some challenges throughout the year educators faced because of an abundance of winter weather and cancellations.

    Keeping students focused in school when the weather struck was one.

  • Get Ready! teaches valuable skills

    Teachers and volunteers at Get Ready! early childhood camp in Hardin County are informing parents and guardians that a little bit of play goes a long way.

    Presented by the Central Ken­tucky Community Foundation, Get Ready! prepares children birth to age 5 with developmental skills through play tactics. Children are taught by educators with a background in early childhood education.

  • Summer Feeding Program begins

    The Hardin County Schools Summer Feeding Program began Tuesday at five area schools including John Hardin, North Hardin, Central Hardin, G.C. Burkhead and North Park. The program allows children to be fed lunches throughout the summer while school is out of session.

    Lunches are served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays through July 25 at the locations. G.C. Burkhead also provides breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on July 14-17 and July 21-24.

    No meals will be served on July 4.

  • Hardin County Public Library brings science to summer reading program

    For about 200 children signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the Hardin County Public Library, learning doesn't stop when the school year ends.

    Prior to each summer, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives invites librarians and program coordinators to vote on a summer reading program theme for the upcoming year. The majority vote for the 2014 program theme was science, which led to this year's theme name: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

  • EIS recognizes retirees

    The Elizabethtown Independent School district honored their five retiring staff members Thursday morning at the Performing Arts Center in T.K. Stone Middle School.

    Superintendent Jon Ballard addressed an audience of EIS teachers, staff members and their family and friends with a brief pep talk to end the school year.

    “I would challenge you this summer first of all to relax,” he said. “Then when you have that chance to think about things, think what is one thing that maybe for next year that you personally could do better.”

  • EIS district searching for Tradition of Excellence nominees

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools district is seeking nominations for its Tradition of Excellence alumni award.

    The deadline to nominate is noon June 30.

    A link is available on the EIS website, www.etown.k12.ky.us, under links and find the Tradition of Excellence alumni award. Information such as the purpose of the award, criteria for selection, nomination guidelines and eligible nominees can be found on the site.

    A nomination application form also can be found there.

    An award ceremony is Sept. 20 at Elizabethtown Country Club.

  • First-graders learn proper pet care at local field trip

    Howevalley Elementary School first-grade students were all smiles Tuesday as they visited the Hardin County Animal Shelter for an end-of-the-year field trip.

    “We wanted to expose them to this nice facility that we have,” said Carla Scott, a first-grade teacher.

    After a brief introduction, Scott and Lesley Bone’s classes split up and started the visit with a lesson on dog safety and the shelter’s impact on the community.