• Meredith honored with ag education award

    A Hardin County teacher is a leader in agriculture education in the state, according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    Leslie Meredith, a seventh-grade science and social studies teacher at West Hardin Middle School, received the 2013 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. Meredith was recognized for including agriculture lessons in her curriculum.

    Meredith received $500 and a trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference in June in Hershey, Pa., where she will compete for a national award.

  • EIS, HCS hold annual student draw

    The annual random draw for students seeking enrollment in out-of-district schools was Thursday with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials at EIS Central Office.

    Fourteen new students will attend EIS schools without paying tuition and five students living in the EIS district will attend Hardin County Schools.

    There were 105 applications for spots in an EIS school, representing a total of 158 children. Families apply as a unit for spots.

  • Shriners serve school as mentors

    Freddie Peete doesn’t need a mirror to put on a tie, he told students in the library of Radcliff Elementary School, because he did it without one every morning while serving in the U.S. Army.

    Instead of a mirror, soldiers would use the reflection in someone’s eyes, he said. He fixed his gaze on a student and began showing them how to make a knot.
    “I know what I’m doing by looking in your eye,” he said.

  • Farm lease of HCS elementary land to end soon

    Cecilia is one step closer to becoming the home of a new Hardin County Schools elementary school.

    The process of building a replacement for Howevalley Elementary School begins soon as a lease agreement between HCS and a Cecilia farmer ends Dec. 31.

  • Woodland puts on 'Yes, Virginia' musical funded by Macy's

    Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to The New York Sun in 1897 asking if Santa Claus was a myth or a real man. More than 100 years later, the letter still resonates with readers who like a little magic in their holidays. Students at Woodland Elementary School plan to share that magic with others.

  • HCS offers eighth-graders early look at careers

    Career fairs are a common event for high school and college students, but Hardin County Schools officials want students contemplating their futures years earlier.

    HCS hosted its second career fair for eighth-grade students Thursday to prepare the students for possible studies at the Early College and Career Center, which opens in August.

  • St. James sells former school building

    One of the former buildings of St. James Catholic Regional School has been sold.

    The former primary school building at 200 N. Miles St. in Elizabethtown was sold to DRM Living LLC.

    DRM Living previously was at 410 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Representatives for the organization couldn’t be reached for comment.

    The school moved last year to a new building at 401 Robinbrooke Blvd. in Elizabethtown.

  • John Hardin Bulldogs take a timeout for storytime at Heartland

    In the midst of preparing for the state semifinal game with Bowling Green High School, seniors on the John Hardin High School football team spent time with their youngest fans.

    The seniors visited Heartland Elementary School this past week to read to students and talk with them about football and the importance of academic achievement. Members of the team have visited the school for the past several years, Head Coach Chad Lewis said.

  • Johnston named state Superintendent of the Year

    Nannette Johnston entered the board room Wednesday morning expecting to take a look at tables Hardin County Schools Central Office. The morning took a surprising turn from there.

    There were no tables; instead, her family and colleagues from across the community were waiting to celebrate a milestone in her career.

  • Nannette Johnston named Kentucky's top superintendent

    In a surprise ceremony today, Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, was recognized as the 2014 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

    Based on that honor, Johnston will be nominated for the National Superintendent of the Year Award, to be announced by the American Association of School Administrators in February.