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Education

  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.

  • T.K. Stone LEGO team places ninth in portion of state tournament

    The LEGO League at T.K. Stone Middle School placed ninth Jan. 14 in the Mission category of the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Competition. The team placed ninth out of 42 teams. The Mission category consists of programming robots to perform tasks.

    The team also placed second in the Inspiration category, which rates teams on its enthusiasm, adviser Celeste Lawson said.

    “We were very pleased,” Lawson said.

  • Meadow View receives health grant

    A special guest and new money is giving Meadow View Elementary School students a new focus on health.

    Meadow View plans to use a $4,000 grant to purchase equipment for the health of the students. Along with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, the Radcliff school will be hosting former University of Kentucky and NFL player Artose Pinner as a motivation for students.

  • Local students succeed in KYA elections

    Several Hardin County students will lead the next Kentucky Youth Assembly conferences.

    Four students have been named to the executive committees of the KYA, a YMCA-sponsored mock legislative event that allows students to learn about the democratic process first-hand.

  • T.K. Stone headed to state LEGO League competition

    The same colored connecting blocks that can be made into an X-wing starfighter from “Star Wars” are used for educational purposes at a local middle school.

    The FIRST LEGO League at T.K. Stone Middle School is headed Saturday to Bowling Green for the Kentucky league’s State Robotics Competition at Western Kentucky University.

    About 400 students will work on several aspects of the competition, which include programming robots to perform tasks, researching a given topic and practice problem-solving.

  • Sen. Parrett brings his daughter to testify before House Committee

    Legislative Research Commission

    Legislation filed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett that would allow a student with disabilities to receive a high school diploma rather than the certificate of completion that is currently given passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

    Senate Bill 43 would allow a student with a disability who has completed a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study established by the Kentucky Board of Education to receive an alternative high school diploma.

  • Some districts close; HCS on one-hour delay

    Slick roads resulting from intermittent snowfall and subfreezing temperatures has caused some area schools to close Friday. Hardin County Schools announced a one-hour delay for Friday's schedule.

    County school districts in LaRue, Meade, Hart, Grayson, Breckinridge and Taylor will be closed Friday as well as Campbellsville's city district. Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start and Leitchfield Christian Academy also are on the closure list. Some private and parochial schools match their decisions to neighboring school districts.

  • Books for Babies assists in literacy skills

    Bottles and blankets are important when a baby is born, but Hardin County Schools wants parents to know that books are, too.

    HCS is resuming its Books for Babies program this school year after discontinuing it because of funding issues during the 2010-11 school year.

    Every baby born at Hardin Memorial Hospital receives a copy of “Read to Your Bunny” by Rosemary Wells, a small paperback book that tells parents of the importance of reading to their child for 20 minutes a day.

  • United Way keeps programs running for kids

    United Way of Central Kentucky works to meet the needs of a variety of individuals in its service area. In doing so, it doesn’t forget the youngest residents.

  • On-campus housing: A good step for college freshmen

    While academics rightly take the forefront in discussion of colleges, where the student will live once on campus is an important aspect in applying for college.

    Most colleges require students to live on campus for some period of time, but even if they don’t, it’s a recommended way of blending into college life.

    Myra Lewis, a senior counselor at Central Hardin High School, encourages students to live on campus the first year.