• Local high school graduations to stream online

    Family and friends of Hardin and LaRue County high school seniors are able watch their loved ones graduate in the comfort of their own homes this year.

    Hardin County Edu­cational and Community Television is streaming four of the high school graduation ceremonies in Hardin County live on the Internet. These ceremonies include Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and the GED high school graduations.

  • HCS students honored for work ethic

    Hard work pays off. That’s the idea behind Hardin County Schools’ new Work Ethic Certification.

    Seniors from Central, North and John Hardin high schools were honored Wednesday at a luncheon for their achievement in the program, making them the first group to receive Work Ethic Certification in Hardin County. The certification is a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and HCS.

  • John Hardin FFA plants organic garden

    FFA students from John Hardin High School spent their primary election day tilling and planting a garden at the new Magnolia Farms LLC development, but it isn’t your typical garden.

    “The unique thing about this garden is that it’s completely organic,” said FFA Chapter President Vasiliki Wilk. “No pesticides will be involved in growing the produce and there is a pond next to it for irrigation.”

  • EIS school board reviews Project Lead The Way

    Elizabethtown High School’s Project Lead The Way courses are showing promise for future engineers.

    During the monthly EIS school board meeting Monday night, The school’s Project Lead the Way instructor Justin Line presented an overview of the program’s end of course test scores. The test scores are based on a nationwide percentile of students in the program. Each student was tested and scored between one and nine, which is the highest possible.

  • EHS alum lands internship with CMT

    When she found out, she wanted to scream.

    Halle Pinkham, a 2012 Elizabethtown High School graduate and Murray State University junior, said she would “do whatever it takes to get to the top,” which included landing a three-month internship with Country Music Television.

    “I was so excited,” the TV production major said. “I was sitting in one of my TV classes when I found out. I had no idea what to do. I wanted to scream, but I didn’t. I just ran out of the class.”

  • HCS offers free summer meals

    After school is dismissed for the summer, children still will be provided meals as Hardin County Schools offers free lunch and breakfast options throughout June and July through the Summer Food Service Program.

    The federally funded program has been in Hardin County between 12 and 15 years, said Mary Kuhn, child nutrition director for Hardin County Schools. It helps ensure children eat well even though school is not in session.

    Meals are free for anyone age 18 or younger, regardless of school district, race, sex, disability or household income.

  • HCS, EIS students prepare for testing

    It’s that time of the year again.

    Local schools have been gearing up for K-PREP and end-of-the-year assessment testing over the past week. In order to motivate and excite students for the annual review, educators got creative.

    Woodland Elementary School held a pep rally Friday to train its students on perseverance. Their K-PREP theme this year was “Woodland Strong,” which plays off the U.S. Army slogan, “Army Strong.”

  • EC3 construction right on schedule

    A 42-day delay in construction from challenging winter weather won’t delay students in the opening of the Early College and Career Center on University Drive. The doors will open Aug. 6.

    The 70,000-square foot structure, adjacent to Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College, is nearing completion as it undergoes what EC3 Principal Dan Robbins calls “aesthetical issues.”

  • HCS makes changes to Code of Conduct

    Two modern-day changes have been approved for Hardin County Schools’ district-wide Code of Conduct: limiting mobile video sharing and prohibiting e-cigarettes.

    Bringing the 1999-2000 Code of Conduct to the meeting, Associate Superintendent Bob­by Lewis compared the size of the 15-year-old document to the rulebook for the upcoming school year.

  • Central Hardin sophomore designs inaugural EC3 logo

    Sophomore Brandy Becker is getting an early start on her art career.

    During Central Hardin High School’s second trimester, Brandy created as a class assignment a logo design for the Early College and Career Center.

    Dan Robbins, incoming EC3 principal, along with various Hardin County Schools board members, invited all three HCS high schools to participate in creating the logo, because they all are going to be a part of the center. The center is set to open this fall.