• Photo: Blowing the roof off the place
  • Isaacs on top at Central Hardin

    Tim Isaacs had an interesting end to his day Monday.

    While he was reading an auditioning monologue for the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center production of “Annie Get Your Gun,’’ he received a career-changing phone call.

    An hour or so after his interview for principal at Central Hardin High School, HCS Superintendent Nannette Johnston was calling Isaacs.

  • Isaacs named new CHHS principal

    The Central Hardin High School site-based decision-making council didn’t have to go far to find a new principal. Tim Isaacs, one of the school’s assistant principals, has been selected to fill the role.

  • Practice in the heat: High school teams, bands adjust to summer training

    Area sports and band programs missed the 100-degree weather, but they still had a warm welcome with their recent return to practice.

    Several area sports teams and marching bands began practice in earnest Monday after a break which included the mandatory dead period for sports.

    Players and musicians were welcomed back with a blast of July heat, and coaches and band directors said it will take a few days for everyone to adapt to practicing in this weather.

  • Three locals hold office at Boys State

    Local students found success at a mock government conference, and two advance to the national level in Washington, D.C.

    Three local students held offices at the recent American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Boys State Program in Greenville.

    Boys State provides a mock state government experience, with rising seniors running for offices such as governor, then debating and passing bills proposed by their peers. Officers also have a chance to meet their state counterparts.

  • Helmwood Heights receives classroom makeovers

    Several elementary classrooms are receiving a makeover to match a facelift the school itself received.

    Helmwood Heights Elementary School in Elizabethtown received $26,000 in grant money from Lowe’s for supplies and furnishings in the first-grade classrooms. The classrooms also were chosen for the yearly Lowe’s Heroes Program project.

  • Two HCS summer lunch sites closing early

    Two of the five summer lunch sites offered by Hardin County Schools will close earlier than originally scheduled.

    The site at Radcliff Elementary School ended its services Tuesday, instead of running through July 31. Attendance had been low after camps at the site were completed, said Martine Smallwood with the HCS Child Nutrition Program. The site was new to the program this year.

  • Carlena Sheeran named new VGES principal

    The new principal at Vine Grove Elementary School has strong ties to the school, which date back to her own elementary days.

    Carlena Sheeran was hired Monday as the new principal for Vine Grove Elementary School. Sheeran, currently the district’s director of early childhood education, has a deep connection to the school, and is thrilled to be back in a school building.

  • John Hardin FFA receives state recognition

    All that glitters is indeed gold for the Future Farmers of America at John Hardin High School.

    The FFA chapter at John Hardin received a Gold Emblem rating from the state FFA Association and was named a National FFA Chapter Award Finalist at the recent state convention.

  • Lakewood keeps minds active during summer

    Students and parents in the library of Lakewood Elementary School in Stephensburg might have looked like they were making orange juice Thursday, but they were discovering details of mummification.

    Lakewood staff began hosting a summer reading program Thursday in the school’s library. The program continues on July 12, 23 and 24, and Principal Shelee Clark said more parents are welcome to sign up.