• More than hall monitors

    Officer Roger Ramsey sat in his cruiser at 8 a.m. at the top of the Central Hardin High School parking lot. With a cup of Circle K coffee in hand, he observed as students parked and socialized before the first bell rang.

    It was a quiet April morning until Ramsey noticed Assistant Principal Mike Lawson staring at something in the parking lot.

    Speaking over a radio, Lawson informed the officer he saw a suspicious gray pick-up truck, which had been driving around the lot for several minutes without parking.

  • Testing to begin this month for local districts

    The work of students and teachers will be put to the test later this month as annual state assessments begin.

    Testing now is conducted in the last 14 days of the school year. This is the second year the state has used the K-PREP system, and while this has meant significant changes for teachers and administrators, there have been some changes for students, too.

    Along with the change in the testing window, the format of the test is slightly different than past assessments.

  • ACT glitch causes testing problems

    End-of-course exams begin soon in local school districts and with some trepidation, as districts around the state ran into a glitch in the online testing system.

  • HCS fosters physical fitness

    Elementary students across Hardin County Schools put their fitness skills to the test Wednesday.

    The annual Physical Fitness Test for elementary school students in Hardin County Schools was at John Hardin High School. Teams from the schools participated in a variety of activities, such as long jump and situps. The overall winner this year was Lakewood Elementary School.

  • T.K. Stone student facing charges over false report

    A student faces charges and a suspension after falsely reporting seeing someone with a gun at a local middle school Wednesday morning.

  • HCS offers counseling service to parents, children

    Hardin County Schools is hoping to address some school-related issues by targeting relationships in the home.

    HCS has started a Student/Parenting Counseling Program open to all county residents. The district likely will begin its next six-week stint of sessions in the summer.

  • U of L heads to national bridge-building competition with help from ECTC

    From building a bridge, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville also forged a partnership.

    U of L students are headed to the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Washington on May 31 after winning a regional competition with the help of students and faculty at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Ballard named next EIS superintendent

    While the community of Elizabethtown Independent Schools was looking to the future, it was hard for Jon Ballard not to think back to the past.

    Ballard was named the next EIS superintendent to succeed Gary French, who retires in June. His employment with the district was approved unanimously by the EIS board at a special meeting Wednesday at Panther Academy.

  • EIS names next superintendent

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools announced the selection of Jon Ballard as its next superintendent during a special meeting 

    Ballard will replace Gary French, who plans to retire in July. Both educators are graduates of Elizabethtown High School. 

    "It's truly an honor to be superintendent of such a fine district," Ballard said.

    He cited several former educators and the district's tradition of excellence in a brief acceptance speech.

  • EIS superintendent to be selected today

    The new superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be selected at a board meeting at 6 p.m. today at Panther Academy.

    The finalists for the position are Jon Ballard, associate superintendent of human resources for Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.