• West Hardin grad named Ursuline Academy president

    A Cecilia native is taking leadership of the oldest Catholic school in the United States.

    Karen Thomas McNay, a 1982 graduate of West Hardin High School, has been named president of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans. Founded in 1727, Ursuline is also the oldest all-girls school in the United States.

    McNay is principal at Christ the King Elementary School in Lexington, and has been at the school for eight years.

  • Vine Grove Elementary students learn about the life of Lincoln

    Larry Elliott fully commits to his character of Abraham Lincoln when he visits school children to discuss the president's life and legacy. But even Lincoln, honest as ever, couldn’t shy away from recommending a very 21st-century source for historical information — Google.

    Though he had to break character to suggest the search engine, he hopes his presentations sparks students’ interest in history and inspire them to learn more on their own.

  • Bill could allow students to complete high school early

    A bill awaiting a signature from Gov. Steve Beshear could open up the opportunities for high school students to graduate early.

    Senate Bill 61, which passed both houses of the General Assembly and was delivered Tuesday to Beshear, creates a structure for students to complete necessary credits and finish high school in less than four years.

  • Webster to offer financial help to military students

    A local university is stepping up to assist students who have been impacted by recent federal cuts.

    Webster University, which has a location in the Regional Education Center in Radcliff, will be helping some of its military students after learning students receiving tuition assistance through the U.S. Marines or the Army will be losing the money because of the sequestration.

  • Operation Preparation: EIS helps students plan future

    The state’s focus on preparing students for life beyond high school has fallen in line with work Elizabethtown Independent Schools has done for years.

    Elizabethtown High School and T.K. Stone Middle School held Power Pact events earlier this month in which students spoke to advisers about the upcoming year’s classes and reviewed options regarding careers and colleges.

  • Conference to assist students in career readiness

    Teenagers looking to prepare for life after graduation have an opportunity at a weekend conference.

    Gail Phoenix, president of consulting organization GMP Services in Vine Grove, is hosting the second Community Leadership and Education Conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The free event will focus on preparing teens for the workforce through assistance with resumes and job interviews.

  • EHS senior shares mural with district

    Collin Batson is leaving his mark on Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

  • Students will be able to earn Work Ethic Certification

    Hardin County Schools unveiled a program Superintendent Nannette Johnston called a “win-win” for the district and the business community.

    The district’s new Work Ethic Certification program and a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce were outlined Wednesday at the chamber’s monthly luncheon.

  • HCS receives mixed scores from kindergarten screener

    A sample of schools across the state shows many kindergarteners need additional help when starting school.

    The first set of results from a new screener for kindergarten students in Hardin County Schools show about 36 percent of students begin school without need for any additional support. The scores represent a pilot program, which will be implemented fully in every district in the state next school year.

    Overall state results reveal 28 percent of students are ready to begin kindergarten without additional support.

  • HCS names career center's first principal

    After finding a site for its new college and career center, the Hardin County Schools district has found a leader for the school.

    Dan Robbins, a counselor at North Hardin High School, has been hired as principal of the new Early College and Career Center, which is scheduled to open in August 2014.

    Robbins was selected by HCS officials and representatives from Western Kentucky University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Both institutions are involved in creating the new facility adjacent to ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus.