• Photos: Performance with a purpose
  • Lakewood Elementary gets a greenhouse

    Lakewood Elementary School second-grade teacher Ruthie Miller bought herself a small greenhouse kit for Christmas, and from it has grown a grand greenhouse for the school.

    Miller is director of the school’s TECH Project, Technology Enhanced Challenges for Heroes, a program paid for by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.

    The TECH Project is a before- and after-school program to improve student achievement and social and emotional skills through enrichment classes in STEM areas – science, technology, engineering and math.

  • WKU alumni library to be named after Owsleys

    They may live in Cecilia, but Bob and Martha Jean Owsley’s names soon will be familiar to Bowling Green residents.

    A library in the new Western Kentucky University Augenstein Alumni Center will be named after the Cecilia couple who have donated $100,000 to the center.

    The Owsleys and nearly 200 other donors have contributed a total of $3.4 million to the center, which will cost about $5 million. Groundbreaking for the building is scheduled for July 15.

  • Bluegrass keeps students in touch with deployed parents

    Bluegrass Middle School is reaching out to its military families by allowing students to reach out to their deployed parents.

    The school has expanded use of the video conferencing program Skype to allow students with deployed parents to talk with them online. The first student used Skype in this way almost three weeks ago, and it’s been a daily occurrence since then.

  • HCS administrator takes principal post at Brown Street

    A Hardin County Schools administrator is following his passion back into school-level management.

    Robert King, associate superintendent for instructional services, has been hired as principal at Brown Street Alternative Education Center. King will leave his associate superintendent position, which he’s held since 2007, to start as principal July 1.

    King said his biggest interest lies in working with at-risk students and helping them succeed, but that was only one aspect of his current job.

  • St. James students tell story of Holy Week

    Students at St. James School are preparing for Easter by sharing a story that leads up to the Christian holiday.

    Eighth-graders performed the story of the Passion, the days leading up to and the act of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, on Wednesday. The play depicts Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane, and his crucifixion and death.

  • Ortiz filed labor complaint to return to Central principal post

    A U.S. Department of Labor investigator told Hardin County Schools that Ron Ortiz was entitled to return to his previous job after spending a year on active military duty.

  • McNutt Construction to renovate Vine Grove Elementary

    A construction company has been selected to renovate Vine Grove Elementary School.

    McNutt Construction of Elizabethtown was chosen at a special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board Friday.

    Three construction companies were considered with McNutt providing the lowest bid for the project. Its bid came in at about $6.1 million although construction costs had been estimated at about $4.8 million.

  • HCS board to conduct special meeting Friday

    A special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board is 8 a.m. Friday at the Central Office building.

    Items on the agenda include discussing construction bids for the renovation of Vine Grove Elementary School and selecting members for a district facility committee.

  • First graduates complete North Hardin AVID program

    A college prep program at North Hardin High School was put to the test and it’s clear the staff is AVID about it.

    North Hardin is about to send off the first graduates of its Advancement Via Individual Determination — AVID — program.

    Students in AVID have the opportunity to take a class every year that will help them  prepare  for college by focusing on organizational and study skills and familiarizing them with the college application process.