• John Hardin High School undergoes transformation for prom

    The prom theme for John Hardin High School, “The Clock Strikes Midnight,” was an appropriate one. Because like Cinderella, who had only a short time for her transformation for the ball before all of her finery disappeared, the school building had to undergo a magical makeover, too.

  • ECTC students to study abroad this summer

    Students at the local community college will travel far from Hardin County to continue their studies this summer.

    Three students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College plan to study abroad while faculty member Jim Murley will be traveling to teach courses for a study abroad program. Murley has been working to expand the study abroad program at the college.

  • Muldraugh dreads the final bell

    Muldraugh parents comforted by knowing their children were just minutes away during the school day are struggling to adjust to the news that next year that won’t be the case.

    Muldraugh Elementary School is closing at the end of the school year, along with Battletown Elementary School northwest of Brandenburg, and Muldraugh residents are reeling from the news that their community school is closing.

  • Governor to sign bill today at Central Hardin

    Gov. Steve Beshear will sign Senate Bill 143 into law at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Central Hardin High School.

    The bill, proposed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, allows for students with disabilities who complete a modified curriculum to receive a diploma instead of a certificate of completion.

    Parrett became interested in pursuing the issue after he learned his daughter, a junior at Central Hardin, would receive a certificate instead of a diploma. Parrett felt the students work hard and deserve a diploma to recognize their effort.

  • John Hardin seniors test drive "DUI"

     John Hardin High School staff let a few obstacles get in the way of seniors Tuesday to help them avoid larger barriers in life.

    The senior class participated in an obstacle course that simulated a drunken-driving experience as a way to show students the difficulties and dangers of impaired driving.

    The school has offered the obstacle course the past several years with Radcliff Police Department providing equipment for the past three years, said Peggy Snow, coordinator of the Youth Services Center.

  • ECTC graduation set for May 7

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s 47th annual commencement ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 in the gymnasium at Central Hardin High School.

    About 220 graduates are expected to participate.

    The featured speaker is Mary Shelman, director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, which includes an agribusiness seminar for leaders of the world’s top food and agribusiness firms. Shelman is a 1979 graduate of Elizabethtown Community College and a distinguished alumni.

  • New Highland sends ‘Monsters Around the World’

    A first-grade class at New Highland Elementary School has unleashed monsters on America in the name of education.

    Plush monster dolls accompanied travelers around the United States and students are tracking their trips on a map as part of a geography lesson.

  • Grade school principals to get some help

    Elementary schools with a student enrollment of 400 or more in the Hardin County district now can employ a half-time assistant principal and a full-time counselor after a policy change was made Thursday.

    At its regular monthly meeting, the Hardin County Schools board approved a change in staffing guidelines concerning elementary principals and counselors. Before the change, a minimum of 500 students were required before the district allowed additional administrative staff.

  • HCS approves staffing allocations, salary funding to drop in several places

    Money for staffing in Hardin County Schools is coming up short.

    Staffing allocations for the 2012-2013 school year  were approved Thursday night at a regular board meeting. Tentative allocations approved in March and finalized Thursday show 11 schools are slated to lose funding for one teacher’s salary. G.C. Burkhead Elementary School will lose two and a half salaries, John Hardin High School will lose three and North Hardin High School will lose four. East Hardin and North middle schools are expected to gain money for teacher salaries.

  • ECTC introduces new hybrid repair class

    Gasoline is optional in a local auto/diesel program.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College wraps up its first hybrid repair class this semester. The class, devoted to instructing students on how to work on hybrid vehicles, is thought to be the first of its kind in the state, instructor John Chism said. He knows of no other schools considering a class dedicated to hybrid technology.