• Celebration brings fun, learning to children with special needs

    A room full of children squealed and clapped as they watched two jugglers maneuver clubs through the air Thursday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    They watched with interest as plate spinners from the group Circus Mojo, based in northern Kentucky, performed. They laughed and squirmed when the spinners gave them turns balancing the plates on their own fingers.

    The show was part of the Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning’s Special Arts Festival. This year’s theme was Under The Big Top.

  • Aaron Vance: McConnell scholar

    When Aaron Vance heard his name called out over a loudspeaker in the middle of a March baseball game, he said it was “kind of shocking” to realize it wasn’t because of his performance in the game but because his parents just learned he received a McConnell Scholarship.

    “Everyone said my reaction was priceless, but I don’t remember that part,” he said.

  • EIS selects two finalists in superintendent search


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials announced Monday two candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.

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

  • EIS Diversity event canceled

    The "Believe and Acheive" Community Diversity Conference, hosted by Elizabethtown Independent Schools, will not take place this evening as scheduled, due to the weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • Study abroad program gains popularity at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has surpassed the rest of the state’s community college system with its number of students studying abroad.

    Interest in the study abroad program at ECTC is growing, and eight students will be traveling to various countries this summer. Last year, three students traveled abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, a consortium for traveling.

    Faculty member Jim Murley has worked to increase the number of students interested in the program.

  • EIS invites speakers for diversity event Monday

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ officials are seeking to motivate and inspire students and parents with an upcoming event.

    EIS is hosting the Believe and Achieve Community Diversity Conference from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Historic State Theater, with refreshments at 6 p.m. The conference features four speakers and is part of district administrators’ efforts to focus on minority populations.

  • More than farming: Grants allow North Hardin to take the classroom outdoors

    Part of agriculture education and involvement in the National FFA Organization is to extend the classroom out to the land to see things grow.

    Through two national grants, North Hardin High School’s program is able to move their learning out of the classroom to the outdoors, said advisor John Martin.

    One of the grants is called the Food For All Grant. The program is a nationwide grant that provides funding for food production and service-learning. North Hardin received a $2,800 grant.

  • Masters of knowledge: Advanced social work program coming to WKU’s Elizabethtown campus

    A popular bachelor’s degree program will be complemented with a master’s program in the upcoming school year.

    The Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University will offer a master’s degree in social work next fall. The campus offers a bachelor’s program, and the new master’s program serves as a response to needs of the field.

  • Hardin County Schools board approves graduation dates

    The Hardin County Schools board approved graduation dates for its three high schools and alternative program at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Superintendent screening committee reports to EIS board

    The search for a new superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools has progressed to its final phase as the board begins to consider recommendations from the superintendent screening committee.

    The committee reported its recommendations for superintendent to the EIS board Wednesday in a special meeting. The report was given in closed session, as it dealt with personnel matters.