• HCS offers counseling service to parents, children

    Hardin County Schools is hoping to address some school-related issues by targeting relationships in the home.

    HCS has started a Student/Parenting Counseling Program open to all county residents. The district likely will begin its next six-week stint of sessions in the summer.

  • U of L heads to national bridge-building competition with help from ECTC

    From building a bridge, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville also forged a partnership.

    U of L students are headed to the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Washington on May 31 after winning a regional competition with the help of students and faculty at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Ballard named next EIS superintendent

    While the community of Elizabethtown Independent Schools was looking to the future, it was hard for Jon Ballard not to think back to the past.

    Ballard was named the next EIS superintendent to succeed Gary French, who retires in June. His employment with the district was approved unanimously by the EIS board at a special meeting Wednesday at Panther Academy.

  • EIS names next superintendent

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools announced the selection of Jon Ballard as its next superintendent during a special meeting 

    Ballard will replace Gary French, who plans to retire in July. Both educators are graduates of Elizabethtown High School. 

    "It's truly an honor to be superintendent of such a fine district," Ballard said.

    He cited several former educators and the district's tradition of excellence in a brief acceptance speech.

  • EIS superintendent to be selected today

    The new superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be selected at a board meeting at 6 p.m. today at Panther Academy.

    The finalists for the position are Jon Ballard, associate superintendent of human resources for Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.

  • EIS accepting nominations for alumni awards next week

    The process of selecting the first round of exceptional alumni of Elizabethtown Independent Schools to be honored begins next week.

    Nominations for the new Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award at Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be accepted beginning May 1. Nominations will be taken until June 30, and the first awards ceremony is the weekend of homecoming in September.

    Nomination forms can be found at each of the district’s schools and at www.etown.k12.ky.us/.

  • Guthrie visits J.T. Alton graduates of digital literacy program

    As the virtual world expands, a group of students at a local middle school have learned to navigate the possibilities and pitfalls of their digital lives.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie joined J.T. Alton Middle School students Monday to celebrate their completion of the digital literacy program Ignition. The students took part in the program as part of a practical living and vocational studies class, and Guthrie handed out certificates of completion for the program.

  • Courageous runway: Cancer survivors, Old Navy raise money for research

    After watching her friend participate in a local fashion show, Natalie Detre decided to take a spin on the catwalk this year.

    “She looked like she had so much fun doing it,” Detre said.

    Detre fit right in with the other models, as they all have something in common: They all have faced cancer.

    The Cancer Survivor Fashion Show hosted by Old Navy was Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center. More than 20 participants modeled clothes and shared their stories.

  • Some HCS schools gain teachers, others lose

    Money has been dispensed to staff each of the Hardin County schools for the upcoming school year.

    The Hardin County Schools board on Thursday approved the funding allocations for staffing at each of the schools. Some schools are losing money for teachers but an equal number are gaining faculty.

  • Lunch prices increase at HCS

    Lunch prices at Hardin County Schools continue to march upward to meet federal guidelines.

    The HCS board voted Thursday to approve new lunch prices for the upcoming school year. Full lunch price goes up to $2.30, an increase from $2.20. The reduced price for students who qualify is 40 cents, and HCS Child Nutrition Services officials plan to continue a free breakfast program for all students.

    The district is increasing its lunch prices by 10 cents a year to follow guidelines set forth by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.