• Photo: Fundraiser attendees ‘Feel the Love’
  • Foundation hosting event to assist classroom activities

    Supporters of Elizabethtown Independent Schools can help teachers and students feel the love at Saturday’s fundraiser.

    The Elizabethtown Educational Foundation hosts the event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center. The Event 2013 allows the foundation to pay for classroom grants for schools in the district.

  • First-grade teacher receives LaRue ExCEL Award

    After a non-traditional route to teaching, Lisa Hawkins has been honored with a longtime tradition of the central Kentucky area.

    Hawkins, a first-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is the 2013 ExCEL winner for LaRue County Schools. Hawkins, of Magnolia, has taught in the district for 24 years.

    The Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership designation is awarded in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS and E.ON. U.S., a Louisville energy company.

  • West Hardin student wins local bee for second time

    In the end, it was “tortoise” that won the race, or rather, the bee.

    For the second year in a row, Dillon Brock won the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee, which took place Tuesday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • HCS approves building plan, architect for career center

    Hardin County Schools is moving forward quickly with its new college and career center.

    The HCS board approved several aspects of its newly proposed center Tuesday, including the first set of construction documents for the building and an outline for the principal position.

    The new building, which will be on University Drive next to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, will have a capacity of 900 students, according to construction documents. Program space is projected to be 49,950 square feet.

  • State improvement plans detail goals for local schools

    Area schools and districts have joined with those across the state in planning ways to help students learn and improve test results.

    All schools and districts were required late last week to submit plans to the state Department of Education to meet ambitious new goals on the K-PREP student test.

    Local schools and districts submitted plans to meet their individual needs to improve student learning and performance.

  • JTA's Evans is named HCS ExCEL winner

    Looking at the names of winners of the WHAS-11 ExCEL Award was so overwhelming, said school middle school music teacher Kim Root Evans, it brought tears to her eyes.

    “How is my name on this list?” she wondered.

    But it indeed is on the list, as Evans on Monday was named 2013 ExCEL award winner.

  • Burglary suspect dies in standoff with police

    A suspect in a police standoff died Wednesday just hours after Radcliff investigators responded to his Seminole Road apartment to interview him about a burglary.

    Officials did not release the man’s name Wednesday night. Because Radcliff police are involved in the shooting, Kentucky State Police will handle the investigation.

  • Search for EIS superintendent begins in February

    The process of selecting a new superintendent for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district begins in full next month.

    The district is close to finalizing its screening committee in the search for a new superintendent.

    Parents are voting for the final member of the committee — a minority parent representative — today, said Cora Wood, director of personnel, in an email.

  • Cooper ends longtime service on school board

    When the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board met last week, it marked the end of a decade and a half of service for one of its former members.

    The EIS meeting was the first in 16 years that didn’t include Dianne Cooper as a board member. After serving on the board since 1997, Cooper chose to end her tenure and didn’t seek re-election.

    Cooper admitted it seemed strange to know the five-member board was meeting without her.