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Education

  • EIS approves Distinguished Alumni program

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools will begin recognizing its successful graduates along with outstanding athletes.

    The EIS board voted Monday to create a Distinguished Alumni award program. The decision follows on the heels of the board’s approval of an athletic hall of fame for the district.

    Superintendent Gary French, a graduate of Elizabethtown High School, said the program was something he wanted to see for a while and he hopes to get it started this school year.

    “I’m very excited about this,” French said at the meeting.

  • Creekside preschool named Classroom of Excellence

    Classrooms of Excellence are continuing to spread across Hardin County.

    Creekside Elementary preschool teacher Samantha Hart received a Classroom of Excellence distinction from the Kentucky Department of Education. Hart’s is the fifth preschool room in the Hardin County Schools district to receive the honor.

  • Grade change for end-of-course exams at EHS

    A recent state requirement now matters to students at Elizabethtown High School more than ever.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board voted Monday night to change the grading policy for end-of-course exams at the high school. The tests will count for 15 percent of final grades for students, instead of the previous 10 percent.

    The exams now are required by the state in sophomore English, Algebra II, biology and U.S. history classes. Along with counting toward the students’ grades, the exams are part of annual state assessments.

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  • EIS in good position despite funding declines

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools budget shows declines in funding, but a strong savings is making up for the weak areas.

    The EIS board approved its working budget Monday night, the final step in the budgetary process. The budget showed mostly small differences from the tentative budget, which was approved in May by the board.

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  • Young Hawks ready to help lead LCHS band

    The marching band at LaRue County High School has a lot of new faces, but new members are working to blend in with veterans.

    The Band of Hawks competed Saturday at Russellville’s Show of Bands at Russellville High School. The band worked this summer to prepare many of its members for their first high school competition.

  • HCS preschools honored for excellence

    Two Hardin County preschool classes were honored Thursday as Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    G.C. Burkhead and Lincoln Trail elementary schools gathered students and staff at each of their schools to celebrate the honor.

    Representatives from Hardin County Schools and Gov. Steve Beshear’s office spoke at each school.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said the distinction is hard to earn and goes to few classrooms in the state.

  • Radcliff playground unveiled

    Isaiah Alonso has been gone from the hallways of Radcliff Elementary School for two years, but his influence on the school remains strong.

    The new Isaiah’s Adventureland of Fun playground was unveiled Monday at Radcliff Elementary. The playground is the product of fundraising done by Isaiah’s parents. Monday was the second anniversary of Isaiah’s death at age 6.

  • St. James named National Blue Ribbon School

    A local private school has received national recognition for student performance.

    St. James Catholic Regional School in Elizabethtown on Friday was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to schools with high-level student performance or where significant gains have been made in student achievement. St. James is one of five private schools in Kentucky to be selected and one of 50 nationwide. A total of 269 schools in the U.S. were selected, according to an education department news release.