• Hardin County Schools to host diversity fair

    Hardin County Schools is inviting the community to celebrate diversity in the county.

    The community diversity council for HCS hosts a diversity fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at John Hardin High School. The fair features representations of diversity from more than two dozen students and local businesses and organizations.

  • Educational foundation to host 'The Event'

    The Elizabethtown Educational Foundation is asking the community to celebrate Mardi Gras for a good cause.

    The foundation is hosting The Event, an annual fundraiser to help pay for faculty needs in Elizabethtown Independent Schools. The fundraiser is at 7 p.m. March 1 at Pritchard Community Center and features a Mardi Gras theme, foundation board member April Jackson said.

  • Helmwood teacher named EIS ExCEL winner

    Helmwood Heights Elementary School feels like home to Tiffany Davis.

    The school was, after all, where she had her first experiences in education, both as a student and as a teacher, and it’s where she continues her journey in the field.

    “I came right back to where I started,” Davis said.

  • West Hardin student wins county spelling bee

    Somewhere between the words “salinity” and “protozoa,” it became clear Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee officials weren’t playing around with this year’s list of words.

    Teresa Morgan, director of elementary education, found the annual book of words provided to the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee to be more difficult than in past years.
    “Wow, I don’t know where those words came from,” she told the audience Tuesday at the bee, “but I’m glad I didn’t have to spell them.”

  • Burkhead teacher named ExCEL winner

    Crystal Wilkerson was confused when Nannette Johnston visited her classroom. The announcement of the ExCEL award was still a week away, so Wilkerson assumed the superintendent was there to observe until Johnston handed a student her iPad and suggested Wilkerson call on the student.

    “I have a great answer for you,” the student said, and flipped the tablet around to reveal the words, “you won.”

    “It was just such a huge shock,” she said.

  • Area schools closed again

    With fresh snow arriving Sunday night and subfreeezing temperatures predicted for the next 48 hours, area school districts are out again Monday.

    Public and private schools in Hardin and all adjacent counties announced plans to be closed today.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College plans to delay its opening until 10 a.m. today.

  • 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.