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Education

  • Get Ready! teaches valuable skills

    Teachers and volunteers at Get Ready! early childhood camp in Hardin County are informing parents and guardians that a little bit of play goes a long way.

    Presented by the Central Ken­tucky Community Foundation, Get Ready! prepares children birth to age 5 with developmental skills through play tactics. Children are taught by educators with a background in early childhood education.

  • Bauer named new North Middle principal

    Central Hardin High School Assistant Principal Chris Bauer has been named North Middle School’s next principal.

    According to a news release from Hardin County Schools, the North Middle School site-based decision making council chose Bauer on Tuesday.

  • Summer Feeding Program begins

    The Hardin County Schools Summer Feeding Program began Tuesday at five area schools including John Hardin, North Hardin, Central Hardin, G.C. Burkhead and North Park. The program allows children to be fed lunches throughout the summer while school is out of session.

    Lunches are served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays through July 25 at the locations. G.C. Burkhead also provides breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on July 14-17 and July 21-24.

    No meals will be served on July 4.

  • Hardin County Public Library brings science to summer reading program

    For about 200 children signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the Hardin County Public Library, learning doesn't stop when the school year ends.

    Prior to each summer, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives invites librarians and program coordinators to vote on a summer reading program theme for the upcoming year. The majority vote for the 2014 program theme was science, which led to this year's theme name: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

  • EIS recognizes retirees

    The Elizabethtown Independent School district honored their five retiring staff members Thursday morning at the Performing Arts Center in T.K. Stone Middle School.

    Superintendent Jon Ballard addressed an audience of EIS teachers, staff members and their family and friends with a brief pep talk to end the school year.

    “I would challenge you this summer first of all to relax,” he said. “Then when you have that chance to think about things, think what is one thing that maybe for next year that you personally could do better.”

  • HCS seeking distinguished alumni for 2014 class

    Hardin County Schools is seeking candidates for its 2014 Class of Distinguished Alumni.

    Anyone can nominate a Hardin County Schools alum by going to the Hardin County Schools website, www.hardin.k12.ky.us. A link to the nomination form is on the front page of the district’s website.

    Deadline to nominate individuals is July 11, according to HCS spokesman John Wright.

  • EIS district searching for Tradition of Excellence nominees

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools district is seeking nominations for its Tradition of Excellence alumni award.

    The deadline to nominate is noon June 30.

    A link is available on the EIS website, www.etown.k12.ky.us, under links and find the Tradition of Excellence alumni award. Information such as the purpose of the award, criteria for selection, nomination guidelines and eligible nominees can be found on the site.

    A nomination application form also can be found there.

    An award ceremony is Sept. 20 at Elizabethtown Country Club.

  • Two seniors maintain perfect attendance through high school

    Going 13 or more years without missing a single day of work is a tall order for most adults. Hardin County Schools seniors Clotie Simmons and Zachary Wagner, however, were up to the challenge at school.

    Simmons, a senior at North Hardin High School, pushed through illness and pain from mouth surgery to main­tain her flawless attendance record. She attended Vine Grove Elementary, James T. Alton Middle School and then North Hardin, and never received a single tardy.

  • Hughes hired as principal at Hodgenville Elementary

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council has selected Eric Hughes to be the next principal.

    Hughes taught physical education at Hodgenville Elementary before becoming assistant principal at LaRue County Middle School.

    The council’s principal selection members are Sam Sanders, superintendent and chairman; Jennifer Price, vice chairwoman and teacher representative; Mitzi Allen, teacher representative; Billie Webb, teacher representative; Maria Thurman, parent representative; and Katie Cooper, parent representative.

  • First-graders learn proper pet care at local field trip

    Howevalley Elementary School first-grade students were all smiles Tuesday as they visited the Hardin County Animal Shelter for an end-of-the-year field trip.

    “We wanted to expose them to this nice facility that we have,” said Carla Scott, a first-grade teacher.

    After a brief introduction, Scott and Lesley Bone’s classes split up and started the visit with a lesson on dog safety and the shelter’s impact on the community.