• North Hardin marching band selected for Macy's Parade 2015

    North Hardin High School band members were thrilled Wednesday afternoon when representatives from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade invited them to participate in the iconic event in downtown New York City in 2015.

    “It’s about to be a great afternoon,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, in front of an anxious crowd in the North Hardin High School gymnasium.

    Band members, parents, public figures and some staff and faculty were present for the announcement, filling the gym.

  • Reporting for duty: Full-time nurses to begin work at all 21 HCS schools in fall

     For more than 20 years, Hardin County Schools have not had permanent nurses on site. They have relied heavily on care provided by nine Lincoln Trail District Health Department nurses who have traveled to and from schools based on student priority and need.

  • Leading the Way to STEM success at John Hardin

    For John Hardin High School students this fall, participating in Project Lead The Way no longer requires a bus trip to Central Hardin High School.

    On Monday, Dow Corning Corp. presented the school with $25,000 to pay for the project for the 2014-15 academic year. The money came from the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. Pam Bowling of Dow Corning presented the check to Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston.

  • Free summer activities available for under-6 set

    Children can learn through play this summer. That’s the idea behind Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Get Ready! program.

    The goals of the program include providing learning opportunities for children from birth to age 5, helping parents discover how they can begin learning with their children, and increasing community awareness of the importance of early childhood learning.

    This year’s program runs weekdays from June 10 through July 3.

  • Macdonald Intermediate School has second STEMposium

    Macdonald Intermediate School at Fort Knox held a series of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — workshops and activities as a part of its second STEMposium.

     Students showcased what they have learned in STEM labs this year, performed hands-on activities and listened to guest speakers in related careers.

    The STEMposium was April 28-30 and May 2. May 1 was an early-release day.

  • Elementary students test themselves in fitness meet

    Evan Jones dominated the standing long jump at Central Hardin High School on Friday morning, shrugging off a trying year in which he was forced off the Creekside Elementary School fitness team.

    Evan was unable to compete in the annual Hardin County Elementary Fitness Event last year as he battled osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer common in young boys, said his father, Ted.

  • Area teacher earns visit to White House

    A local teacher has a chance to participate in a White House Social as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

    East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow will attend the social Wednesday with 19 other teachers from around the country. The event focuses on a conversation with Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other administration officials. 

    A tour of the White House and tea with Dr. Biden also is on the schedule.

  • Career day allows students to ponder future

    From kindergarten to fifth grade, students filed in classroom after classroom Friday at New Highland Elementary School to listen to professionals speak about and demonstrate career skills.

    Assessment committee member Veronica Keeler said the students all were engaged, no matter their age.

    “They were all sitting there enthralled,” said Keeler, who helped organize the event.

    Around 30 careers from technical to professional jobs were represented at the event.

  • North Hardin Christian School receives highest accreditation

    Five years of hard work paid off in just three days for North Hardin Christian School.

    The institution received accreditation Wednesday from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation lasts five years and may be renewed after re-evaluation by association officials.

    Anthony Hardin, NHCS pastor and principal, said it represents the highest academic standard as far as accreditations go.

  • Photos: G.C. Burkhead students break ground on new school