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Education

  • HCS draft budget shows dip in general fund

    Hardin County Schools is starting the budget cycle for Fiscal Year 2013 with a general fund of $100.7 million, about $3.5 million less than what is appropriated for the FY 2012 budget.

    The budget cycle begins with a draft budget, which is an estimate of what the district can expect for the upcoming fiscal year. Not all of the necessary information is available at this time for the budget to become more specific.

  • EIS to host Community Night

    City school officials are looking to get the community at large involved in local educational issues.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is hosting School Community Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. It is planned to be the first of many community nights, each with a specific topic to discuss. Monday night’s meeting will explore the achievement gap between white and black students.

  • T.K. Stone Middle School to implement engineering program

    Students at a local middle school soon will have an opportunity to receive lessons in engineering.

    T.K. Stone Middle School is implementing Project Lead the Way after the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board heard a presentation on the program from a University of Kentucky representative last month. The board approved the program at its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students, and has been put in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Excellence in education begins at early age

    The education of the youngest students in Hardin County Schools was celebrated Thursday.

    Joan Hill of New Highland Elementary School and Maryjane Boes of Heartland Elementary School were honored for being named Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education. Both schools held ceremonies for their respective teachers and a KDE representative was on hand to recognize them.

  • NHC hosts auction for student trip

    North Hardin Christian High School students are hoping a successful auction will give them a week in the City of Light.

    A group of students is hosting a charity auction to help fund a trip to Paris to attend the International Student Leadership Conference. The auction is at 6 p.m. today at Heartland Auction in Radcliff, and includes items such as appliances, electronics and home decor, donated from businesses and family and friends of the students.

  • Johnston, Lewis given Patriot Awards for support of deployed teacher

    Two Hardin County Schools officials have been recognized Wednesday for supporting the military.

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, and Jennifer Lewis, principal of Lincoln Trail Elementary School, received Patriot Awards on Wednesday from the National Committee For Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at a surprise ceremony at Lincoln Trail.

  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.

  • T.K. Stone LEGO team places ninth in portion of state tournament

    The LEGO League at T.K. Stone Middle School placed ninth Jan. 14 in the Mission category of the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Competition. The team placed ninth out of 42 teams. The Mission category consists of programming robots to perform tasks.

    The team also placed second in the Inspiration category, which rates teams on its enthusiasm, adviser Celeste Lawson said.

    “We were very pleased,” Lawson said.

  • Meadow View receives health grant

    A special guest and new money is giving Meadow View Elementary School students a new focus on health.

    Meadow View plans to use a $4,000 grant to purchase equipment for the health of the students. Along with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, the Radcliff school will be hosting former University of Kentucky and NFL player Artose Pinner as a motivation for students.

  • Local students succeed in KYA elections

    Several Hardin County students will lead the next Kentucky Youth Assembly conferences.

    Four students have been named to the executive committees of the KYA, a YMCA-sponsored mock legislative event that allows students to learn about the democratic process first-hand.