• EIS makes change to calendar

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ board voted Friday to have school on President’s Day to make up one of the days the district missed because of inclement weather.

    Feb. 17 originally was scheduled to be used as a professional development day for staff. Now, students will be in class and faculty will make up their professional development at another time.

    EIS schools have missed six days this school year because of weather. With Feb. 17 added as an instructional day, the last day for students will be June 2.

  • ECTC to host Super Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday is fast becoming a distant memory for everyone outside of the Seattle area, but locally, another Super Sunday is on its way.

  • HCS amends school calendar

    Hardin County Schools officials have made adjustments to the school calendar after missing the past week of school because of snow.

    The HCS board voted in a meeting Thursday to amend the calendar to make up two days missed because of weather. Schools are in session Feb. 17 and March 24.

    The board also began making plans for future missed days, and discussed the possibility of using days from spring break.

  • Results from kindergarten screener show half of students ready for school

    Students’ educational progress now is being tracked as soon as they enter the school doors, thanks to a new state screener for public schools’ youngest members.

    Results for the first statewide kindergarten-readiness screener show about half of the state’s incoming kindergartners are prepared for that level of school work without additional support. Locally, the majority of the results for the screener are similar to Kentucky as a whole.

  • Radcliff Elementary students collect pennies for classmate

    Counting out 100 stickers served as a math lesson Friday for first-grade students in Shandis Rose’s class. The significance of the stickers and the coffee cans they covered served as a much greater lesson.

    Rose’s class at Radcliff Elementary School helped launch the Million Wishes for Sam campaign Friday by decorating coffee cans to be used to collect wishes in the form of pennies.

  • Foundation introduces Scholarship Central online

    Planning to enroll in college entails a lot of paperwork, but Central Kentucky Community Foundation is working to remove a few of the forms from the equation.

    The foundation launched Scholarship Central last week, an online portal that allows students applying for multiple foundation scholarships to avoid entering the same information multiple times.
    This is the first time CKCF scholarships are available in an online format, CKCF President and CEO Davette Swiney said.

  • Local VISTAs honor King with reading program

    To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, local AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America gave the gift of literacy to area students.

    VISTAs visited elementary schools in the northern end of the county Friday to read to classes and supply books to students. Four VISTAs stopped by Vine Grove Elementary School in the afternoon to read to third-grade students. Nationally, VISTAs choose a community project every year to coincide with the holiday honoring King. The program was postponed last month when school was out of session because of inclement weather.

  • A cultural connection: Heartland Elementary shares with South Korean students through exchange program

    Heartland Elementary students soon will ship bits of the Bluegrass State overseas after this week receiving their own trove of culturally significant treasures from students thousands of miles away.

    Students at Heartland participated in a culture exchange with students at the UNESCO Global Peace Village in South Korea. On Thursday, Heartland students prepared a box of items that reflect Kentucky and American culture and opened a box from South Korean students.

  • EIS approves draft budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials are hoping for good news out of Frankfort now that they’ve begun the budgeting process for fiscal year 2015.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the district’s draft budget at its Tuesday night meeting, after discussing it at a meeting last Thursday.

    The draft budget is the first one crafted in the budget cycle, and Finance Director Denise Morgan budgets conservatively in the beginning.

  • Webster University offers MBA program in Radcliff

    Hardin County residents have another option to further their business careers.

    The Radcliff campus of Webster University is offering a Master of Business Administration degree geared toward adult students.

    Residents have been driving to Louisville for the program, said Tammy Burke, community relations coordinator at Webster. Now, they can stay in Hardin County.

    “People have been asking for it,” Burke said.