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Education

  • ECTC graduates balance school, family

    After a total of 19 years working at Intertec Systems LLC, Bardstown resident Glen Ballard lost his job when the factory shut down.

    “You’re loyal to those factories, but you never know when they’re going to leave,” he said.

    Ballard decided he wanted to be more marketable.

    “Hopefully, I won’t be in the same position ever again and I will be able to provide for my family,” he said.

  • ECTC auto/diesel program recognized nationally

    The auto/diesel program of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been named one of four top programs in the country by Tomorrow’s Technician, a trade magazine for automotive programs at secondary and postsecondary schools.

    The program, along with South Seattle Community College in Seattle, Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo., and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, will learn which one will be tops sometime this month.

  • Area students to perform a song with Foreigner

    Central Hardin High School students will have the chance to perform this summer alongside some jukebox heroes.

    The Central choir will perform May 27 with Foreigner at the Heartland Music Festival at Freeman Lake. They are to receive $1,000 for their program from the band.

    Foreigner has been asking for local school choirs to perform with them for about a year, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis said. The band asked Lewis to find one for them.

    “I told them I didn’t think that would be a problem at all,” he said.

  • College tuition ceiling raised

    A step that likely will lead to tuition increases for new community college students was taken at a local meeting of the state higher education board.

    The tuition ceiling for Kentucky Community and Technical College System was set at a 4 percent increase from current rates by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday at its meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Graham hired as Pre-K principal

    The new preschool and kindergarten center in Elizabethtown Independent Schools doesn’t have a completed building yet, but it does have a leader.

    Kelly Graham, EIS instructional supervisor, has been hired as principal of the center.

    The new position and Graham’s selection were approved by the EIS board Tuesday at a special meeting.

    After serving as a district administrator for six years, Graham was ready to get back into a school building.

    “Bottom line, I really miss the kids,” she said.

  • Students create Holocaust exhibition

    In order to prepare for the sights they would see at a museum in the nation’s capital, students at St. James School made their own exhibits.

    St. James eighth-graders opened a Holocaust “museum” Tuesday night in the school’s Batcheldor Hall to prepare for a trip to the real Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. next week.

    Students set up presentations throughout the gym. Visitors were given tours through the displays while they listened to information about each from the students.

  • EHS graduation set for May 27

    ElizabethtownHigh Schoolhas set its graduation for 8 p.m. May 27 in the school's main gym.
    Graduations for Hardin County high schools are scheduled from June 2 through June 4.

  • Schools liven up atmosphere to ease state-testing stress

    To get students ready for days of intensive testing, schools around the county allowed kids to live it up a little, in hopes it will result in high scores.

    The window for the Kentucky Core Content Test begins today, so schools have been working to boost their students’ spirits and set goals for them to achieve.

    Many schools held assemblies, including Creekside, Howevalley and Meadow View elementary schools. Vine Grove Elementary School students took a walk around the town Friday to receive encouragement from businesses in the area.

  • Rebecca Hinkle, a junior at EHS, aces the ACT

    It wasn’t a perfect 10 or a perfect 100, but it was definitely a perfect 36.

    Rebecca Hinkle, a 16-year-old junior at Elizabethtown High School, scored a 36 on the ACT test she took this year during the statewide assessment of juniors. The score is the highest one can achieve on the test.

    The ACT is a college preparatory test students take as part of the admissions process for college. It’s a multiple choice test that covers English, math, reading and science.

  • Johnston's contract with HCS renewed for four more years

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, will stay in her post for another four years after the HCS board renewed her contract Thursday.

    The board unanimously approved her contract with the district at its regular board meeting.
    Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said she and the board are pleased Johnston will continue her leadership in the district.

    “We really feel like Nannette has put the district on the right path,” she said.