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Education

  • HCS kicks off school supply drive

    Local children will benefit from this year’s “Don’t Miss The Bus” school supply drive in the upcoming school year.

    In its third year, the drive allows residents to donate new or slightly used school supplies at various collection bins throughout the county.

  • Junior Leadership Corps summer camp encourages teamwork

    In Junior Leadership Corps, students do more than just build teamwork, they build themselves.

    From June 16-27, students gathered at Brown Street Alternative Center in Vine Grove for the JLC summer program.

  • Future problem solvers

    This week, 54 students from 11 schools are practicing innovation and problem solving.

    For the past 10 summers, schools in Hardin County have conducted Camp Invention for area children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The students give up one week of their break to spend learning with curriculum based around science, math and problem solving.

    “It encourages them to think outside the box,” Camp Director Carla D’Alessio said.

  • 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.

  • T.K. Stone pool renovations nearing completion

    The T.K. Stone Middle School pool renovation project still is underway despite a delay in completion.

    The project, originally scheduled for completion for the 2013-14 swim season, is now set to be finished before the 2014-15 season begins. The renovation has included a building expansion, expanding the pool from six lanes to eight, moving locker rooms upstairs, adding bathrooms to the first floor and building an enclosed walkway connecting the pool and the gymnasium.

  • 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.