• College tuition ceiling raised

    A step that likely will lead to tuition increases for new community college students was taken at a local meeting of the state higher education board.

    The tuition ceiling for Kentucky Community and Technical College System was set at a 4 percent increase from current rates by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday at its meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Graham hired as Pre-K principal

    The new preschool and kindergarten center in Elizabethtown Independent Schools doesn’t have a completed building yet, but it does have a leader.

    Kelly Graham, EIS instructional supervisor, has been hired as principal of the center.

    The new position and Graham’s selection were approved by the EIS board Tuesday at a special meeting.

    After serving as a district administrator for six years, Graham was ready to get back into a school building.

    “Bottom line, I really miss the kids,” she said.

  • Students create Holocaust exhibition

    In order to prepare for the sights they would see at a museum in the nation’s capital, students at St. James School made their own exhibits.

    St. James eighth-graders opened a Holocaust “museum” Tuesday night in the school’s Batcheldor Hall to prepare for a trip to the real Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. next week.

    Students set up presentations throughout the gym. Visitors were given tours through the displays while they listened to information about each from the students.

  • EHS graduation set for May 27

    ElizabethtownHigh Schoolhas set its graduation for 8 p.m. May 27 in the school's main gym.
    Graduations for Hardin County high schools are scheduled from June 2 through June 4.

  • Schools liven up atmosphere to ease state-testing stress

    To get students ready for days of intensive testing, schools around the county allowed kids to live it up a little, in hopes it will result in high scores.

    The window for the Kentucky Core Content Test begins today, so schools have been working to boost their students’ spirits and set goals for them to achieve.

    Many schools held assemblies, including Creekside, Howevalley and Meadow View elementary schools. Vine Grove Elementary School students took a walk around the town Friday to receive encouragement from businesses in the area.

  • Rebecca Hinkle, a junior at EHS, aces the ACT

    It wasn’t a perfect 10 or a perfect 100, but it was definitely a perfect 36.

    Rebecca Hinkle, a 16-year-old junior at Elizabethtown High School, scored a 36 on the ACT test she took this year during the statewide assessment of juniors. The score is the highest one can achieve on the test.

    The ACT is a college preparatory test students take as part of the admissions process for college. It’s a multiple choice test that covers English, math, reading and science.

  • Johnston's contract with HCS renewed for four more years

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, will stay in her post for another four years after the HCS board renewed her contract Thursday.

    The board unanimously approved her contract with the district at its regular board meeting.
    Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said she and the board are pleased Johnston will continue her leadership in the district.

    “We really feel like Nannette has put the district on the right path,” she said.

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  • Lakewood Elementary gets a greenhouse

    Lakewood Elementary School second-grade teacher Ruthie Miller bought herself a small greenhouse kit for Christmas, and from it has grown a grand greenhouse for the school.

    Miller is director of the school’s TECH Project, Technology Enhanced Challenges for Heroes, a program paid for by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.

    The TECH Project is a before- and after-school program to improve student achievement and social and emotional skills through enrichment classes in STEM areas – science, technology, engineering and math.

  • WKU alumni library to be named after Owsleys

    They may live in Cecilia, but Bob and Martha Jean Owsley’s names soon will be familiar to Bowling Green residents.

    A library in the new Western Kentucky University Augenstein Alumni Center will be named after the Cecilia couple who have donated $100,000 to the center.

    The Owsleys and nearly 200 other donors have contributed a total of $3.4 million to the center, which will cost about $5 million. Groundbreaking for the building is scheduled for July 15.