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Education

  • HCS hosting 'Round-Table' sessions

    The Hardin County Schools Board of Education will host four evenings of roundtable discussions to talk about programs currently implemented by schools and the possibility of state and federal funding shortfalls.

    The sessions begin today.

    The discussions involve school and district administrators, site-based decision-making council members and the Hardin County Schools Board of Education.

  • Area academic teams head to Governor’s Cup

    Two teams will represent Hardin County in next month’s 2012 Governor’s Cup state competition.

    The academic teams of St. James Middle School and T.K. Stone Middle School placed first and second, respectively, in the regional competition of the 2012 Governor’s Cup last week, and both teams are headed to state competition March 10-11.

  • West Hardin student wins Hardin County spelling bee

    The words ranged from “weird” to “wasabi” in a county-wide spelling bee Tuesday.

    Dillon Brock won the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee at the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Brock, a seventh-grader from West Hardin Middle School, won with the word “Gestapo.”

    The runner-up in the contest was Teresia Buissereth, a fifth-grader at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

  • EIS, Communicare to begin daily therapy program for elementary students

    Elizabethtown elementary schools will have access to a therapeutic setting for students starting this week.

    The new program for elementary students is a partnership with Communicare Inc., a regional provider of behavioral health services, and will help students in need of mental health services in a school setting.

  • Hardin County students to compete in spelling bee

    The spelling skills of students in Hardin County will be put to the test today.

    The Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee is at 4 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s spelling bee, qualifies the winner to participate at the state level.

  • Panther Academy opens

    A little more than a year after breaking ground, navy blue paw prints stamp the new building on North Mulberry Street, the newest facility in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district.

    The $5.4 million Panther Academy, the EIS preschool and kindergarten center, opened Wednesday and housed preschool students for the first time.

  • Narrowing disparity in success

    The city schools’ first Community Night is just the first step in creating a true partnership between the schools and the community meant to benefit young black students.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools hosted the event Monday night at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. The topic of discussion was the achievement gap between black and white students and how the gap could be addressed, specifically by building up community support for struggling students.

  • Would-be college students receive aid help at ECTC

    Area students planning to attend college next fall gathered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the annual College Goal Sunday where college and university officials offer help to students and parents applying for college financial aid.

  • HCS draft budget shows dip in general fund

    Hardin County Schools is starting the budget cycle for Fiscal Year 2013 with a general fund of $100.7 million, about $3.5 million less than what is appropriated for the FY 2012 budget.

    The budget cycle begins with a draft budget, which is an estimate of what the district can expect for the upcoming fiscal year. Not all of the necessary information is available at this time for the budget to become more specific.

  • EIS to host Community Night

    City school officials are looking to get the community at large involved in local educational issues.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is hosting School Community Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. It is planned to be the first of many community nights, each with a specific topic to discuss. Monday night’s meeting will explore the achievement gap between white and black students.