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Education

  • Cardinal campaigning

    Local students were visited Friday by the ultimate representative of the University of Louisville.
    James Ramsey, president of the university, visited Central Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School as part of his yearly Fall Presidential Outreach program.

  • EIS among the state's best in college, career prep

    A local school district has been named one of the best in the state at preparing students for life after high school.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools was included in the top 10 districts with the highest rate of graduates who met qualifications of the College and Career Readiness indicator, another portion of yearly state accountability.
    Hardin County Schools also met its 2011 goal.

  • Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier on his first deployment died Oct. 14 in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

    U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Elm, 25, of Phoenix, was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

  • In tune with learning

    Hardin County is home to two of the area’s three best music teachers, as chosen by their peers.

    Abe Barr, a band teacher at North Hardin High School, was selected as High School Teacher of the Year within the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s fourth district; and Debby Duda, a music teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year in the 11-county district.

    Their wins make them nominees for Teacher of the Year awards for the entire state.

  • Meadow View students get science lesson during visit to Bernheim

    Bernheim Forest is home to a multitude of species, but a new one came to visit one Friday morning — the fourth-grader.

    Meadow View Elementary School fourth-graders took in the sights, and a few science lessons, on their trip to Bernheim Forest in Bullitt County on Sept. 30.

    The trip was used as a way to illustrate life science concepts to the students as well as geography, teacher Rebecca Ricketts said. This is the first time the fourth grade at Meadow View has visited the park on a field trip.

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits Fort Knox High School

    A recipient of the highest military award given by the United States government shared his less-than-award-winning moments Thursday with students at Fort Knox High School.

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Patterson, a Medal of Honor recipient, visited the post school to speak to the entire student body as well as visit with JROTC members. Patterson encouraged students to stay in school and avoid the “stupid things” he had done in his life.

  • Testing transition ends with mixed results

    The last year of data before a new Kentucky testing system is put in place was released today, with local schools showing a mixed bag of improvements and declines in scores.

    Senate Bill 1, passed in 2009, put in action a new accountability system that begins this school year. The data released since the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System ended has been a transition between CATS and the new system.

    For 2011 KCCT results, more local schools improve in the writing on-demand portion than any other area, while reading was the subject in which scores dipped.

  • St. James Jumping Knights opening up clinics

    A school club hopes others jump on board with their new community offering.

    The St. James Jumping Knights, a jump rope club at the school, hosts its first jump rope clinic Wednesday for Heartland Elementary School students. Club Sponsor Kelly Hamlin hopes to spread the fun and healthy activity to as many schools as she can.

    The club started five years ago after Hamlin viewed a jump rope program on YouTube. She thought it would be something positive for her daughter and other students.

  • State struggles with federal education guidelines

    Only six of 29 local schools made Adequate Yearly Progress according to recently released No Child Left Behind data, but they’re in good company. About 90 percent of Kentucky schools didn’t make AYP, according to Mark Kopp, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction services with Hardin County Schools.

  • EIS approves KSBN agreement

    Fans of Elizabethtown Independent Schools sports and events soon will be able to tune into district events from anywhere in the world.

    The EIS board approved an agreement with the Kentucky Sports Broadcasting Network at a special meeting Thursday.

    The agreement will allow the network to stream sporting events and other school activities live on the Internet.

    The network is the brainchild of Gary Franklin and Steve Ballard.