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Education

  • EIS approves KSBN agreement

    Fans of Elizabethtown Independent Schools sports and events soon will be able to tune into district events from anywhere in the world.

    The EIS board approved an agreement with the Kentucky Sports Broadcasting Network at a special meeting Thursday.

    The agreement will allow the network to stream sporting events and other school activities live on the Internet.

    The network is the brainchild of Gary Franklin and Steve Ballard.

  • EIS considers offer from KSBN

    An opportunity for Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ events to be seen by a larger audience comes before the school board tonight.

    EIS could vote to allow Kentucky Sports Broadcasting Network to begin live streaming sporting events and other activities in the schools over the Internet. The board was presented with the proposal at Monday’s regular meeting and decided to table the decision until a special meeting at 7 p.m. today.

  • Teaching for the top: LCHS instructor says profession is her 'calling'

    A LaRue County teacher has received state recognition for her efforts in the classroom.

    Summer Garris, an English teacher at LaRue County High School, is one of 24 recipients of the 2012 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

    Teachers selected from across the state receive cash awards and certificates. From the 24, an elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year is chosen. From those three one will be named Teacher of the Year.

  • EIS approves $24 million budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ budget has grown slightly this year from last year, after the district expected a slight downfall in revenue.

    Teachers will receive a 1 percent pay raise to the salary schedule in this working budget approved at the school board's regular meeting Monday night.

  • FRYSC celebrates 20 years in state education

    A vital program in public school education celebrated two decades of service.

    The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in Hardin County Schools celebrated the 20th anniversary of the creation of the centers through the Kentucky Education Reform Act on Monday at John Hardin High School. The law was passed in 1990 and the centers were put in place the following year.

  • Three superintendents discuss money struggles

    Managing a school district budget is like a “juggling act” for local superintendents as they deal with state and federal shortfalls.

    Superintendents from Elizabethtown Independent Schools, Hardin County Schools and West Point Independent Schools met Tuesday night with the League of Women Voters at the Brown-Pusey House to discuss the impact of state and federal budgets on local school districts. Each spoke of the “juggling act” that preparing a district budget can be and ways they’ve made it work.

  • Local mom hopes to gather others to combat bullying

    A Cecilia mother plans to address the danger of bullying tonight at the Hardin County Schools’ board meeting.

    Angie Carter, a mother of a West Hardin Middle School student, is expected to discuss her concerns and initiatives she’d like to see taken up by the district.

  • KCTCS to offer 24-hour call center next year

    State community colleges are revamping the way they serve students.

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System has launched the first phase of the creation of a centralized 24-hour call center to serve students in areas such as admissions, registration and financial aid every day throughout the year.

  • JHHS to host Day of Service

    A local high school is imparting lessons to its students even on the weekend.
    John Hardin High School will participate in the school’s third Day of Service event Sept. 24. Students sign up for volunteer activities around the county and spend that Saturday working on whatever is asked of them.
    Agriculture teacher Brandon Davis was inspired by a similar event at a national FFA convention.
    “I’ve always been kind of a community service fan,” Davis said.

  • John Hardin band maintaining a youthful glow

    John Hardin High School’s marching band is starting fresh this year with a fresh, young band.

    The band graduated 30 seniors last year, leaving them to start over with a lot of new members, band director Brian Ellis said. The new members are stepping up to the challenge, he said.

    “But obviously when you lose 30 seniors, that’s a hard hit,” Ellis said.