• Studious summer: Local students gain knowledge, experience at scholars program

    Most students returning to school this week haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in a couple months. For Jamey Popham and Austin Correll, it’s been just a little more than a week.

    This summer, many local students spent the majority of their break participating in the Governor’s Scholars Program, which gives students a look at college life and a chance to explore a field of study for five weeks.

  • Building a better tomorrow

    Facility expansion is on the table for local districts in this upcoming school year.

    The year includes multiple construction and renovation projects in the districts, including the addition of three new buildings for Hardin County Schools.

  • Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at the center of it all

    In the Family Resource and Youth Services Center at Panther Academy, the phone rings every few minutes, even in the middle of July and the start of school still weeks away. Summer is not much of a break for the center’s employees.

  • Metalsa, ECTC to partner for new facility

    Metalsa and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will announce a partnership today to establish a robotics training facility. The facility will be housed in the Occupational Technical Building at the college.

    The Metalsa Robotics Training Center includes robotic manufacturing work stations and a computer classroom, along with offices.

    The 1,200-square-foot facility initially will be used to train Metalsa employees and ECTC faculty on a robot often used in industrial manufacturing. ECTC will begin using the equipment in its classes in 2014.

  • Case to take over as G.C. Burkhead principal

    A former music teacher is looking to make a harmonious transition into the leadership position at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

    Melissa Case was selected Tuesday as the new principal of G.C. Burkhead. Case served as assistant principal there for five years.

    Case was hired by the site-based decision making council at the school and begins immediately. She replaces former principal Bryan Lewis, who now is the director of student services at Hardin County Schools.

  • State organizations unveil eTranscripts for high schools

    Student transcripts soon can be a few mouse clicks away for college administrators.

    New electronic transcripts for high school seniors seeking admission into college will be rolled out across the state this school year, according to an announcement Monday from Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.

    The new Kentucky eTranscript program allows transcripts to be sent electronically for free to in-state colleges and universities and some out-of-state schools. There is a $2 fee to send the transcripts to institutions that aren’t participating in the program.

  • EHS student served as governor at Girls State

    A local student was elected to the highest position in a high school legislative program this summer.

  • Don't Miss the Bus drive a success

    More than 100 students in need will receive supplies to start the school year.

    The Don’t Miss the Bus school supply drive ended Friday, and more than 125 students are expected to receive items donated by the community. Supplies will be divided among local school districts.

    The drive was organized by Bluegrass Cellular. Bins were located throughout the county at churches, businesses and government buildings.

  • HCS names its new education facility

    A new school aimed at college and career preparation was named Friday.

    The Hardin County Schools board voted to name the district’s new center the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center.

    The board discussed naming the building at a meeting earlier this month, but didn’t come to a decision at the time. Board member Michael Kinney suggested naming the building after Superintendent Nannette Johnston at that meeting.

  • Free GED opportunity ends next week

    One week remains in the free GED testing period.

    A few spots remain for next week’s GED test at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s testing center. Next week is the last testing session in which the GED is free for test-takers.

    Kentucky Adult Education is offering the test for free until the end of the month. Offering it free slightly increased the number of people who signed up to take the high school equivalency exam locally, said Luanne Barnes, assessment center coordinator.