• Meadow View students change HCS smoking policy

    Fifth-grade students at Meadow View have won the Project Citizen state championship for the second year in a row and changed Hardin County Schools’ policy in the process.

    Project Citizen develops students’ interest in local, state and federal government.

  • Schools tackle summer projects

    Students aren’t the only people in area school districts with big summer plans.

    The months schools stand mostly empty are the busiest time of year for maintenance crews and contractors with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

  • EIS approves generalized building plan

    Each school district is required to routinely review a construction needs list and submit it to the state Department of Education. Referred to as the District Facilities Plan, these documents declare priorities and direct the flow of spending.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools updated its plan by identifying general urgencies and no No. 1 priority in order to retain the greatest flexibility in spending and full local decision making. The school board reviewed and adopted the plan during a special meeting Wednesday.

  • Joe Nepi to continue EIS culture as principal of Morningside

    There’s a new captain at the helm of Morningside Elementary School.

    Joe Nepi was chosen Tuesday morning as Morningside’s new principal in what Elizabethtown Independent Schools Superintendent Gary French called a “very tough decision.”

    An assistant principal at T.K. Stone Middle School, Nepi replaces outgoing Principal Kelly Bush, who was promoted to assistant superintendent of student learning.

  • EIS board to discuss athletic field

    A new athletic field for Elizabethtown High School will be discussed tonight during a work session of the Elizabethtown Board of Education.

    The discussion precedes a special board meeting which has a single agenda item regarding consideration of the 2012-2013 local facilities plan.

    The meeting begins at 6  p.m. in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools office at 219 Helm St.

  • HCS extends deadline for nominations

    Hardin County Schools has extended the deadline for applications for its 2012 class of Distinguished Alumni to July 6.

    To nominate a Hardin County Schools alum, go to the Hardin County Schools website, www.hardin.k12.ky.us. The link to the nomination form is on the front page of the district’s website.

  • Two principal vacancies in HCS yet to be filled

    Two vacant principal positions in the Hardin County Schools should be filled next month, said John Wright, the district's community relations specialist.

    Wright said Tuesday that the leadership roles at Central Hardin High School and Vine Grove Elementary School likely will be filled in July, well before the new school year.

    Central Hardin's vacancy occurred with the retirement of Ron Ortiz. Lonnie Dennis is leaving the Vine Grove position to replace the retiring Bill Dennison at North Hardin High.

  • HCS partners with YMCA

    Hardin County Schools is partnering with the YMCA to share space in its facilities to be used for the organization’s programs and services.

    The district plans to sign a community covenant to declare official collaboration as a community partner in bringing a YMCA to Hardin County.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she actively has been involved in trying to bring YMCA to the area by speaking to Hardin Fiscal Court and city councils in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and West Point.

  • HCS designates tobacco zones

    A new tobacco policy for Hardin County Schools will limit tobacco use on campuses to privately owned vehicles.

    The state championship Project Citizen group from Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff included the measure as a suggestion in a list of policies submitted to Hardin County Schools Board.

    Board members approved the policy Thursday.

    Administrators decided not to recommend the students’ suggestion that schools go tobacco-free.

  • Preparing for the leap: HCS offers summer camp for transitioning students

    A new summer camp in Hardin County intends to ease the sometimes scary transition for new middle and high schoolers.

    Hardin County Schools hosts the Junior Leadership Corps Summer Program this week and next at Radcliff Elementary School. It gives students in northern Hardin County two weeks to prepare for transitions from elementary to middle school or middle to high school.