• Area teacher earns visit to White House

    A local teacher has a chance to participate in a White House Social as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

    East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow will attend the social Wednesday with 19 other teachers from around the country. The event focuses on a conversation with Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other administration officials. 

    A tour of the White House and tea with Dr. Biden also is on the schedule.

  • Career day allows students to ponder future

    From kindergarten to fifth grade, students filed in classroom after classroom Friday at New Highland Elementary School to listen to professionals speak about and demonstrate career skills.

    Assessment committee member Veronica Keeler said the students all were engaged, no matter their age.

    “They were all sitting there enthralled,” said Keeler, who helped organize the event.

    Around 30 careers from technical to professional jobs were represented at the event.

  • North Hardin Christian School receives highest accreditation

    Five years of hard work paid off in just three days for North Hardin Christian School.

    The institution received accreditation Wednesday from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation lasts five years and may be renewed after re-evaluation by association officials.

    Anthony Hardin, NHCS pastor and principal, said it represents the highest academic standard as far as accreditations go.

  • Photos: G.C. Burkhead students break ground on new school
  • National Merit Scholarship finalists are five of a kind

    Each year, more than 1.5 million students from 22,000 U.S. high schools take the Preliminary SAT to compete for a National Merit Scholarship. Approximately 16,000 – the top 1 percent – earn reach the semifinals as juniors. Fifteen thousand qualify as National Merit Finalists.

    Five area high school seniors have earned finalist recognition this year: T. Robert Bell from Fort Knox, Abby Hinkson from Central Hardin, Rachel Lachut from North Hardin, Jackson Shaw from Elizabethtown, and Evelyn Whelan from LaRue County.

  • LaRue County High School receives national honor

    LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett never misses a chance to brag on the accomplishments of his students and staff.

    On Tuesday, he was given another reason to smile: The high school was named a bronze level school for U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools.

    “Awards are an opportunity to celebrate success and hard work,” Goodlett said. “None of us come to work to win awards. We come to school to work hard and do the right thing, not because it will win us an award. But we are proud to get it.”

  • Class offers financial literacy

    In an effort to “live like no one else,” more than 90 students at Elizabethtown High School are taking control of their financial future through an elective course.

    The class, financial literacy, incorporates Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace into a semester. The curriculum teaches students how to avoid debt, budget, invest and build wealth.

  • LaRue school board takes no action on superintendent's DUI

    Sam Sanders can continue in his role as LaRue County Schools superintendent, much to the chagrin of residents calling for his termination Tuesday night at the LaRue Board of Education office.

    The board met for nearly an hour and a half in closed session to discuss Sanders’ Saturday arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, but chose to take no official action against him.

  • Central Hardin FFA students spruce up park

    While some of their classmates enjoy spring break on a sunny beach or other vacation destination this week, 16 students from Central Hardin High School’s FFA spent the first day of their break donating their time to spruce up facilities at University Drive Park.

    A restroom and Peanut league dugout vandalized on Christmas Day, a wooden playground facility and park benches received fresh coats of paint thanks to the volunteers.

  • AVID students ready for higher education

    Drew Morgan plans to double major in psychology and criminal justice and run track at Lindsey Wilson College. He credits the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at North Hardin High School for getting him ready for college.

    Morgan, 18, spent his senior year in the program, which helped him apply for colleges and scholarships and apply for financial age.

    “It really develops you,” he said.

    Morgan joined more than a dozen other AVID students for a ceremonial college signing Thursday in the library of North Hardin High School.