• Retro Bill brings anti-drug, anti-bullying message to E'town schools

    Students in the Elizabethtown area recognized Red Ribbon Week with an entertaining message to stay away from drugs and hurtful behavior.

  • Learning on the go: Mobile Science Activity Center stops at Meadow View

    Shannon Webb’s fifth-grade class dug into bagfuls of ice cream, just a few minutes before their lunch Tuesday. But the dessert-first approach to the meal was condoned, because it was in the name of science.

    The Mobile Science Activity Center from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is spending a few days at Meadow View Elementary School this week, giving students an opportunity to perform a hands-on experiment in the new lab, which hit the road in September.

  • School districts draft resolution asking for additional money

    Two local districts have joined a growing chorus of voices asking the state legislature to remember the educational needs of its children.

    Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent Schools and several other districts across the state are asking for the General Assembly to restore state funding to school districts to 2009 levels. Since that time, the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund has dropped by almost $40 per student.

  • HCS approves upcoming school calendar

    Hardin County Schools has laid out its schedule for the next school year.

    The HCS board approved the 2014-15 school calendar Thursday at its regular meeting. The board approved the recommended calendar from Superintendent Nannette Johnston and didn’t partake in discussion regarding the proposal, according to Community Relations Director John Wright.

    The next school year begins Aug. 8, 2014, and ends on May 22, 2015. Fall break is Oct. 6-10 and spring break is April 6-10.

  • Bands marching off to competition

    The year’s marching season is drawing to a close, but local bands are hoping to make the final two Saturdays count.

    Four high schools are competing in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Music Education Association State Marching Band Competition.

    Students at John Hardin feel the band has come a long way since the start of the season. Senior Loren Carman said the band improved faster throughout the year than she first anticipated.

    “They’ve exceeded my expectations, most definitely,” Carman said.

  • ECTC honors eight alumni

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has added more photos to its distinguished alumni display in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. Photos of the 83 honorees reflect the mission of the college, said ECTC President/CEO Thelma White.

    “It serves as a visible reminder of who we are and what our work is all about,” White said.

  • Hardin County Schools receives grant from Monsanto Fund
  • 8 named distinguished alumni of ECTC

    Eight Elizabethtown Community and Technical College alumni will be recognized Monday for exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

    The 7 p.m. ceremony and dessert reception in ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center is open to the public.

  • Leads in 'Shrek' share family deployments

    A production that shares the message of accepting yourself is allowing two students to better accept their roles in military families.

    The leads of the North Hardin High School choir’s production of “Shrek the Musical” are handling the spotlight while dealing with their mothers’ deployments. Senior Monazia Smith and sophomore Glenn Williams are finding support through the choir and the musical, which is performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • HCS, childcare to use sign language with pre-K

    Early childhood educators have signed on for sign language.

    Parents and preschool and childcare staff participated in sign-language training as a way to improve communication with young students who still are learning how to verbally express themselves.

    Trainers and equipment from the Florida-based program Time to Sign were paid for by a grant from Communicare.