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Education

  • HCS designates tobacco zones

    A new tobacco policy for Hardin County Schools will limit tobacco use on campuses to privately owned vehicles.

    The state championship Project Citizen group from Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff included the measure as a suggestion in a list of policies submitted to Hardin County Schools Board.

    Board members approved the policy Thursday.

    Administrators decided not to recommend the students’ suggestion that schools go tobacco-free.

  • Preparing for the leap: HCS offers summer camp for transitioning students

    A new summer camp in Hardin County intends to ease the sometimes scary transition for new middle and high schoolers.

    Hardin County Schools hosts the Junior Leadership Corps Summer Program this week and next at Radcliff Elementary School. It gives students in northern Hardin County two weeks to prepare for transitions from elementary to middle school or middle to high school.

  • HCS offering career readiness certificates for adult workers

    Adults needing an extra boost in job searches have the opportunity to add a credential to their resume

    Hardin County Schools is again offering the National Career Readiness Certificate through its Adult Education program. For those who qualify for Adult Education services, testing for the certificate and related classes is free.

  • J.T. Alton eighth-grader wins statewide scholarship

    The Kentucky Middle School Association has named Hannah Thompson, an eighth-grade student at J.T. Alton Middle School, as one of its 2012 scholarship winners.

    Each year, 16 eighth-grade students across the commonwealth receive the award. The students earn a certificate of recognition and a $100 savings bond.

    Hannah is the daughter of David and Marcella Thompson of Vine Grove.

  • High schools offer multiple paths to success

    The availability of education on the Internet has opened many pathways to receiving high school credits for students struggling with traditional classroom settings.

    It’s become common for high schools across Kentucky to offer multiple ways for students to retrieve lost credits if they’ve fallen behind since freshman year. It’s all part of a focus to ensure students graduate.

  • Appetite for construction: Building robots all in week's work at Kids' College

    Robotics courses can teach kids math and programming skills, instructor Jeff Rivera said, but if that’s not enough, there’s always the draw of Legos.

    “Everybody loves to play with Legos,” Rivera said.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has started its Kids’ College program this summer, offering week-long classes to children covering a variety of topics, from forensic science to video game design.

  • New website eases transfer fears

    Jaime Braye is working on a nursing degree at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville in the fall.

    But Braye had reservations about making the move to a larger school.

    “At first I was really scared about transferring,” she said.

  • High school program at WKU receives national notoriety

    By IVY BRASHEAR
    Institute for Rural Journalism

    BOWLING GREEN – Meaghan Dunn is a typical high school senior. She plays intramural soccer, is preparing for college and even gets the occasional bout of laziness known as senioritis.

    She’s also working in the microbiology lab on the campus of Western Kentucky University, where she’s studying bacteria.

  • ECTC, state award record number of degrees

    Kentucky had the most successful period of college attainment in its history during the past academic year.

    Kentucky residents earned about 63,000 degrees and credentials in the 2011-12 school year, a 4 percent increase from the previous year and a record number for the state, according to a news release from the Council on Postsecondary Education.

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System conferred the most degrees, with students earning 9,503 associate degrees. That was 1,600 more than last year, an increase of 20 percent.

  • Dennis named North Hardin principal

    NorthHardin High Schoolhas named a new principal with past ties to the Trojans.

    Lonnie Dennis, principal at Vine Grove Elementary School, has been hired to take the leadership role at North Hardin. Dennis replaces Bill Dennison, who announced his retirement in April. Dennis leaves Vine Grove Elementary after 10 years.