• Unbridled Learning 2013: Gap percentages

    These are the percentages of students in certain populations (minorities, English as a second language, recipients of free or reduced lunch, special education) who have scored at a proficient or distinguished level in various subjects. The goal is 100 percent of these students at a proficient/distinguished level.

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Achievement scores

    These are the point totals for the number of students at the novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished levels in core subjects.

    High Schools

  • Unbridled Learning 2013: Overall scores

    These are the overall scores for the local districts and individual schools.



  • ECTC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students and community members are able to honor their Hispanic roots together at an upcoming event at the local community college.

    A Hispanic Heritage Celebration is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The annual event is hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee.

    Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15.

    Alberto Moreno, an associate professor of arts and humanities, said the event is one of the ways the school recognizes student diversity.

  • Students seek higher learning information

    While there was a lot of advice to be had in the room, Matt Whitehouse was relying on the wise words of the rapper once known as Puff Daddy when considering his future.

    His decision to pursue a career in accounting was “all about the Benjamins,” he said.

    Joking aside, his pursuit of what are more commonly known as $100 bills was real, he said, as the senior in high school is looking for a financially lucrative career. But his interest in Transylvania University was based more on aesthetics.

  • Students compete for Merit honors

    Local high school seniors are competing for a prestigious national scholarship this year.

    Several students in Hardin County were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this month.

    Abby Hinkson, a senior at Central Hardin High School; Jackson Shaw, a senior at Elizabethtown High School; Rachel Lachut, a senior at North Hardin High School; and Tony Bell, a senior at Fort Knox High School, were designated semifinalists. Evelyn Whelan, a senior at LaRue County High School, also was named a Merit semifinalist.

  • HCS approves working budget

    Hardin County Schools’ officials gave the board a full picture of its financial status this week.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the district’s working budget Thursday night at the board’s regular meeting. The working budget is the third and final step in the district’s budgetary cycle. The general fund shows an increase from the expectations of the tentative budget, which was approved in May.

  • Annual college fair is Monday

    The annual Heartland Regional College Fair is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Central Hardin High School. The event is an open house that allows students to gather information about more than 40 higher education institutions, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

    The event is open to students and their families from all area high schools.

    It includes two financial aid sessions at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. in the library, according to the news release.

    Featured institutions include:

    • Asbury University
  • Local teachers to be featured at state conference

    Several local educators will be delivering presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday at the annual conference of the Kentucky Association of School Councils. The conference is in Louisville.

    Susan Ryan, gifted and talented coordinator at Elizabethtown Independent Schools, hosts a session called “Building a STEM Pipeline from K-12,” according to a news release from KASC.

  • CPE report included proposal of military advocacy group

    An education group recently proposed creating a military student advocacy group to address the needs of service members and their families who are continuing their educations.

    The recommendation was one of six the Postsecondary Education Work Group to the Military Spouse Task Force of Kentucky made to the Council on Postsecondary Education recently. The recommendations presently are in draft form and later will be presented to the task force.