• HCS council to host Diversity Fair

    Hardin County is displaying and celebrating its multicultural community this week.

    The Hardin County Schools Community Diversity Advisory Council is hosting a Diversity Fair at 5 p.m. Friday in the commons area of John Hardin High School. The fair allows various members of the community to share elements of different cultures. HCS students and community groups will participate.

  • MBA program comes to WKU's E'town campus

    A Master of Business Administration program that requires no travel soon will be available for Hardin County and area residents.

    Western Kentucky University’s campus in Elizabethtown will begin offering an MBA program this fall. The program was brought to the university’s Owensboro campus three years ago, and officials have decided to expand it to this satellite campus, said Bob Hatfield, associate dean of graduate programs and research at Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU.

  • Rescheduled cheer competition is Saturday

    After waiting a month because of the weather, local cheerleading teams are ready to prove their skills to the state.

    The first Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championship is Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Cheerleading squads from Central Hardin High School, LaRue County High School, North Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School are competing.

  • GED test format changing next year

    People who have begun the General Education Development diploma process have 10 more months to complete it before they must begin again with the test.

    After this year, the GED test content and format will change, and those who have passed portions of the test will have those scores rendered invalid if they don’t complete the entirety of the GED by the end of the year.

  • HCS OKs building construction plans

    Multiple construction projects are getting under way at Hardin County Schools.

    The HCS board approved several items construction at its regular meeting Tuesday night, including construction documents and schematic designs for Phase 7 of North Hardin High School’s renovation and Phase 2 of Vine Grove Elementary School’s renovation. A schematic design for a new Early College and Career Center also was approved.

  • Howevalley replacement named Cecilia Valley

    Along with a new building, Howevalley Elementary faculty and students have acquired a new name.

    The new elementary school to be built in Cecilia will be called Cecilia Valley Elementary School. The name received a unanimous vote from the Hardin County Schools board at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

  • Alternative diplomas opened to past graduates

    Sen. Dennis Parrett’s dream of giving special needs students a high school diploma will be expanded to include those who already have graduated.

    Legislation sponsored by Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, last year enabled high school students with severe disabilities to receive an alternative high school diploma instead of a certificate of attainment for completing a modified curriculum. Now, those who already have graduated from high school retroactively can receive an alternative diploma.

  • Busing to Bardstown: Hardin County families find home at Bethlehem High School

    Abby Moore was certain about her feelings about Bethlehem High School.

    “I never wanted to come here at all,” Moore said.

    None of her friends were going to Bethlehem, Bardstown’s Catholic high school. But her parents wanted her to attend to continue her Catholic education and prepare for college.

    To help with the decision-making process, Moore shadowed a student going to the school. That was all she needed.

    “By the end of the day, I knew I wanted to come here because I liked it,” she said.

  • HCS, experts plan career center

    Hardin County Schools collected input of future employers of its students for the continuing development of the Early College and Career Center.

    Community members from a variety of fields discussed plans for the new center Friday in the media center at John Hardin High School. Superintendent Nannette Johnston invited them to share their insights to help with development of schematic plans for the building, which is expected to open in August 2014.

  • Grandparents club provides Smart Boards, help to St. James students

    Parents helping their children’s school are nothing new, but St. James Catholic Regional School family members have taken volunteerism back a generation.

    A grandparents club at St. James raised $82,800 to pay for a Smart Board interactive whiteboard in every classroom. The club was formed this school year and members have assisted the school in multiple ways, from monetary assistance to volunteering time.