• Activity books teach about county government

    Area students can color pictures of county officials as they learn how local government works.

    County leaders, such as City Clerk Kenny Tabb, County Attorney Jenny Oldham and Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts spoke Thursday to children at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown about their jobs.

    Those are among the positions depicted in an activity guide put together by the Kentucky Association of Counties.

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Growth percentages

    These are the percentages of students who have shown growth in the subjects of reading and math.


    High Schools

        ·  Central Hardin High School

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Graduation rates

    These are the graduation rates for the 2012-13 school year and the goal for the 2013-14 school year.

    • LaRue County High School

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: College/career readiness

    These are the percentages of students who are considered college/career ready.


    High Schools

    • LaRue County High School - 77.0

    • Elizabethtown High School - 68.4

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Gap percentages

    These are the percentages of students in certain populations (minorities, English as a second language, recipients of free or reduced lunch, special education) who have scored at a proficient or distinguished level in various subjects. The goal is 100 percent of these students at a proficient/distinguished level.

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Achievement scores

    These are the point totals for the number of students at the novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished levels in core subjects.

    High Schools

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Overall scores

    These are the overall scores for the local districts and individual schools.



  • ECTC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students and community members are able to honor their Hispanic roots together at an upcoming event at the local community college.

    A Hispanic Heritage Celebration is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The annual event is hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee.

    Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15.

    Alberto Moreno, an associate professor of arts and humanities, said the event is one of the ways the school recognizes student diversity.

  • Students seek higher learning information

    While there was a lot of advice to be had in the room, Matt Whitehouse was relying on the wise words of the rapper once known as Puff Daddy when considering his future.

    His decision to pursue a career in accounting was “all about the Benjamins,” he said.

    Joking aside, his pursuit of what are more commonly known as $100 bills was real, he said, as the senior in high school is looking for a financially lucrative career. But his interest in Transylvania University was based more on aesthetics.

  • Students compete for Merit honors

    Local high school seniors are competing for a prestigious national scholarship this year.

    Several students in Hardin County were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this month.

    Abby Hinkson, a senior at Central Hardin High School; Jackson Shaw, a senior at Elizabethtown High School; Rachel Lachut, a senior at North Hardin High School; and Tony Bell, a senior at Fort Knox High School, were designated semifinalists. Evelyn Whelan, a senior at LaRue County High School, also was named a Merit semifinalist.