• 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.

  • Governor’s Scholars set for summer studies

    Hardin and surrounding counties will be well represented at this summer’s prestigious state academic program.

  • P.E. teacher Daniel Thorn loves the outdoors

    Many times students only associate their teachers with their school or classroom. Students might be surprised to know their teachers have lives that include hobbies and interests outside of school.

    Daniel Thorn recently finished his first year teaching physical education at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    During his off time he hunts.

    “My wife would call it an obsession,” Thorn said.

    His earliest memory of hunting was when he was 5 years old, hunting with his dad.

  • Drop and give me 20

    After completing state exams, local elementary students were ready for a different kind of test.

    Elementary school students from across Hardin County gathered Monday at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School to participate in the Marine Youth Physical Fitness Test. Twelve students each from a number of HCS elementary schools competed in push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and the long jump.

  • HCS board approves new positions

    With an eye on improving instruction, Hardin County Schools changed some of the makeup of its Central Office staff. The HCS board voted Thursday to establish two new positions during a special meeting at Central Hardin High School.

    The new positions are a program/data consultant and an instructional consultant. The program/data consultant will analyze programs used in the district for effectiveness as well data from assessments taken throughout the year. The instructional consultant will help implement programs in schools and assist with teacher training.

  • The chemistry is right for ECTC, Fort Knox

    Building a new science lab on Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fort Knox campus illustrated just the kind of chemistry the college and military post have with each other.

    ECTC opened its science lab in the U.S. Army Learning Center in January, and this week hosted an open house for the facility.

    The lab is part of an extensive renovation of the building that included adding a nine-classroom wing.

  • ECTC graduates attain degrees, diplomas at commencement

    They had probably heard it played for others, but Monday night’s “Pomp and Circumstance” was all for them.

    Monday night 187 graduates of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College walked the line at Central Hardin High School, representing about 700 of the total graduates who completed a degree or diploma in the 2010-11 school year.

  • Sometimes it pays to ‘Dream Out Loud’

    Sophie Mitchell is proof that when one dreams out loud, those dreams can become a reality.

    Mitchell, a fourth-grader at Heartland Elementary School, was awarded a $1,500 college savings account through the Dream Out Loud Challenge sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, part of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Heartland Elementary also received $500 for Mitchell’s award.