• A cultural connection: Heartland Elementary shares with South Korean students through exchange program

    Heartland Elementary students soon will ship bits of the Bluegrass State overseas after this week receiving their own trove of culturally significant treasures from students thousands of miles away.

    Students at Heartland participated in a culture exchange with students at the UNESCO Global Peace Village in South Korea. On Thursday, Heartland students prepared a box of items that reflect Kentucky and American culture and opened a box from South Korean students.

  • EIS approves draft budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials are hoping for good news out of Frankfort now that they’ve begun the budgeting process for fiscal year 2015.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the district’s draft budget at its Tuesday night meeting, after discussing it at a meeting last Thursday.

    The draft budget is the first one crafted in the budget cycle, and Finance Director Denise Morgan budgets conservatively in the beginning.

  • Webster University offers MBA program in Radcliff

    Hardin County residents have another option to further their business careers.

    The Radcliff campus of Webster University is offering a Master of Business Administration degree geared toward adult students.

    Residents have been driving to Louisville for the program, said Tammy Burke, community relations coordinator at Webster. Now, they can stay in Hardin County.

    “People have been asking for it,” Burke said.

  • Financial aid event to assist families

    The process of applying for financial assistance can require assistance in itself, which is why families turn out every year for College Goal Kentucky. 

    College Goal Kentucky, an informational session for high school students and families interested in financial aid for college, is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • North Park teachers receive Classroom of Excellence awards

    Classes of Excellence

    Creekside Elementary School - Samantha Hart, Sanya Darby and Vicki York

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School - Zola Walker, Doris Acob, Missy Hill and Justin Hornback

    Heartland Elementary School - Maryjane Boes, Stephanie Swift and Debbie Wells

    New Highland Elementary School - Joan Hill, Sherri Neese and Brenda King

  • HCS board approves draft budget

    Officials at Hardin County Schools are waiting to learn more about the state’s economic situation so they can learn more about the district’s future.

    The HCS board approved a draft budget for Fiscal Year 2015, to begin the budget cycle for the year. Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and support services, told board members the draft budget contains many uncertainties.

    For the plan, Milby said he essentially is using the current budget as a placeholder until more is known about the district’s financial outlook.

  • In honor of her mother, JHHS student recognized for Gilda's Club essay

    Writing always has been a part of Brittney Tooker’s life.

    “I’ve been writing a lot, I always have since I was little,” she said. But since her mother’s death five years ago, she never had been able to adequately express her feelings about the loss.

    “It was really hard to write about it because it’s hard to find the words to describe it,” she said.

  • No school for HCS, EIS students Tuesday

    School will not be in session Tuesday for students in the Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools districts.

    In fact, if your kids were home Monday, they likely will be off again Tuesday. All neighboring county districts also have canceled classes for Tuesday.

    Severe cold resulted in school being dismissed again because of inclement winter weather.

    Teachers at EIS will use the day for professional development, said Margie Maples,  administrative assistant to Superintendent Jon Ballard.

  • Woodland teacher to work with Kentucky Historical Society

    A local teacher will be serving on a state organization dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s past.

    Laureen Laumeyer, a teacher at Woodland Elementary School, has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The committee sets policy for KHS, which promotes the state’s heritage through various programs.

  • Rider named to Prichard Committee

    A local education advocate now is working for academic improvement on the state level.

    Al Rider, who recently announced his retirement as president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, has become a member of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The committee is a statewide organization whose mission is improving public education at all levels, from preschool to postsecondary.