• Faces & Places: Congratulations, Class of 2011
  • Photos: Central Hardin students’ art brightens Radcliff hotel
  • Central Hardin students get their Zumba on
  • Area students show off science skills

    Hardin County Schools hosted what could be called a science fair of sorts Monday, minus a few baking soda volcanoes.

    The science was limited mostly to gadgets and what they can help students accomplish at the first ever HCS student technology fair, in which students and staff showed work or equipment used in classrooms or through Student Technology Leadership Program teams at the schools.

  • Kopp selected as HCS associate superintendent

    Hardin County Schools has selected one its own to take over an open associate superintendent slot.\

    Mark Kopp, director of secondary instruction, curriculum and assessment for Hardin County Schools, has been hired as associate superintendent for instruction.

    Kopp begins July 1 and replaces Robert King, who will become principal of Brown Street Alternative Education Center.

    Kopp said he wanted to move into the position because of the instructional leadership in Central Office and the schools, and the great teachers he works with every day.

  • Growing a love of science

    Woodland Elementary School is using its on-site nature preserve to answer the question, “How does your garden grow?”

    Woodland students gathered Monday to plant fruit and vegetable seeds in the school’s nature preserve. The preserve, a wooded area that sits in front of the school building, allows students the opportunity to see classroom lessons in action.

  • North Hardin students form chain of hope

    “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same,” Rachel Scott, Columbine shooting victim, on the Rachel’s Challenge website.

    Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.
    North Hardin High School students recently took up her challenge and a paper chain long enough to more than circle the football field was their evidence. Each slip of paper noting an act of kindness.

  • HCS budget shrinking

    Hardin County Schools’ tentative budget shows a district tightening its financial belt.

    The Fiscal Year 2012 budget, the second part of a three-part budget cycle, estimates revenues and expenses to sit at about $131.5 million, about a $9 million drop from the current year’s budget. It’s a decrease from last fiscal year’s actual revenue of $153.7 million, but also a decrease in expenditures, which were $134.1 million in the last fiscal year.

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  • Slight decrease in revenues in EIS tentative budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is expecting slightly smaller revenues for the next school year than budgeted for this year.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ tentative budget for the 2011-12 school year shows almost $23 million in projected revenues across all of its funds, which is a slight dip from the budgeted amount of $23.3 million for the 2010-11 year.