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Education

  • Grandparents club provides Smart Boards, help to St. James students

    Parents helping their children’s school are nothing new, but St. James Catholic Regional School family members have taken volunteerism back a generation.

    A grandparents club at St. James raised $82,800 to pay for a Smart Board interactive whiteboard in every classroom. The club was formed this school year and members have assisted the school in multiple ways, from monetary assistance to volunteering time.

  • T.K. Stone students place first in category in LEGO competition

    T.K. Stone Middle School students built their way to a first-place state finish.

    The Lego League at T.K. Stone won the robot performance category in the Kentucky First Lego League State Robotics Championship earlier this month.

  • Cecil to serve as interim principal at John Hardin

    A familiar face will lead the Bulldogs when Principal Alvin Garrison temporarily steps away from his leadership role this summer.

    Greg Cecil will serve as interim principal at John Hardin High School beginning in July when Garrison leaves to participate in a mentorship program in another school district. Cecil is an assistant principal and athletic director at the school.

  • Barron receives Boy Scouts service award

    A longtime local leader of the Boy Scouts has been recognized for his service to the organization.

    Retired Maj. Gen. Bill Barron received the Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award that recognizes leaders within the Boy Scouts of America, this past weekend. The award was presented to Barron by the Lincoln Heritage Council.

  • Photo: Fundraiser attendees ‘Feel the Love’
  • Foundation hosting event to assist classroom activities

    Supporters of Elizabethtown Independent Schools can help teachers and students feel the love at Saturday’s fundraiser.

    The Elizabethtown Educational Foundation hosts the event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center. The Event 2013 allows the foundation to pay for classroom grants for schools in the district.

  • First-grade teacher receives LaRue ExCEL Award

    After a non-traditional route to teaching, Lisa Hawkins has been honored with a longtime tradition of the central Kentucky area.

    Hawkins, a first-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is the 2013 ExCEL winner for LaRue County Schools. Hawkins, of Magnolia, has taught in the district for 24 years.

    The Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership designation is awarded in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS and E.ON. U.S., a Louisville energy company.

  • West Hardin student wins local bee for second time

    In the end, it was “tortoise” that won the race, or rather, the bee.

    For the second year in a row, Dillon Brock won the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee, which took place Tuesday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • HCS approves building plan, architect for career center

    Hardin County Schools is moving forward quickly with its new college and career center.

    The HCS board approved several aspects of its newly proposed center Tuesday, including the first set of construction documents for the building and an outline for the principal position.

    The new building, which will be on University Drive next to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, will have a capacity of 900 students, according to construction documents. Program space is projected to be 49,950 square feet.

  • State improvement plans detail goals for local schools

    Area schools and districts have joined with those across the state in planning ways to help students learn and improve test results.

    All schools and districts were required late last week to submit plans to the state Department of Education to meet ambitious new goals on the K-PREP student test.

    Local schools and districts submitted plans to meet their individual needs to improve student learning and performance.