• Tentative budget plans show potential staff loss at HCS

    Tentative plans for school funding show most Hardin County schools possibly losing some money for staff for the next school year.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved tentative allocations at its meeting Tuesday, which showed most of the schools would be losing staff if the final allocations are set as they are now.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said Thursday staffing for teachers needs to adjust to enrollment, which is down in some places.

  • Chuck Campbell to be inducted in BOA Hall of Fame

    Chuck Campbell has been widely and fondly remembered in the Hardin County community, but next month, his mark on the world of music education will be recognized nationally.

    Campbell, former band director at North Hardin High School, will be posthumously inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. The award for Campbell, who died in July of pancreatic cancer at age 70, will be accepted by his wife, Judy, a former counselor at North Hardin.

  • Photo: 'Glee'fully receptive of $10K
  • Hitting the right notes:Duda named KMEA Elementary Teacher of the Year

    Debby Duda is retiring from G.C. Burkhead Elementary School on a high note.

    Duda, music teacher at G.C. Burkhead, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association at its awards presentation last week. Duda received $500 with the award to be used for materials for her classroom.

    The award comes during Duda’s last year before she retires from her 29-year teaching career, all spent at G.C. Burkhead.

    Duda learned she had won the award a few months ago, after receiving an email from the organization at home.

  • Morningside’s Rogers named EIS' ExCEL winner

    Morningside Elementary School’s gain was Kentucky School Supplies’ loss when Wesley Rogers was hired at the school.

    Rogers, a second-grade teacher at Morningside , has been named the newest ExCEL winner for Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

    The ExCEL award, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an award given in several school systems in the region. It’s sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.

  • Miss Kentucky ‘books it’ for kids

    Miss Kentucky showcased one of her platforms — reading — during a visit Wednesday to St. James Catholic Regional School.

    Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton took part in the school’s celebrity reader week. First-grade teacher Megan Berry and second-grade teacher Amanda Bradley coordinated the week to coincide with America’s Biggest Storytime, a national event that is part of the BOOK IT! reading incentive program.

  • HCS seeking opinions on career center through survey

    Community members interested in sharing opinions on the possibility of Hardin County Schools opening a College and Career Center have an opportunity through a survey being offered on the district’s website.

    The survey was created through the student advisory council for Superintendent Nannette Johnston. Chris Mudd, a senior at John Hardin High School, suggested the survey after Johnston asked the 12-member board to gather opinions from students and parents.

  • Fitness Fridays offers students variety

    P.E. class is not your typical routine on Fitness Fridays at T.K. Stone Middle School in Elizabethtown.

    Instead of focusing on a single activity, Fitness Fridays consist of a number of different stations, including hurdles, push-ups, basketball, resistance bands and chair dips. Sometimes one of the stations is a fitness program like P90X, which uses DVDs that focus on developing specific parts of the body.

    “They get to choose,” said P.E. teacher Daniel Thorn.

  • Submissions due by Feb. 21 for ECTC art contest

    High school students can enter the 2012 Juried Art Contest at the local community college this year.

    The 2012 Juried Art Contest sponsored by the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review” is taking submissions.

    The contest will split into two categories, one for students and one for artists in general. Themes for the pieces are inspired by natural elements, and nature, environmentalism, natural materials, the body, urbanism, identity and responses to modernity are possible themes.

  • Senate bill could allow students to graduate early

    Early high school graduation could be a possibility if a Kentucky Senate bill gains support from the House of Representatives.

    The bill, currently in the House Education Committee, could make it possible for students to begin a course of study in middle school or their freshman year of high school that would allow them to graduate early from high school and receive money to go to college.