• Ortiz filed labor complaint to return to Central principal post

    A U.S. Department of Labor investigator told Hardin County Schools that Ron Ortiz was entitled to return to his previous job after spending a year on active military duty.

  • McNutt Construction to renovate Vine Grove Elementary

    A construction company has been selected to renovate Vine Grove Elementary School.

    McNutt Construction of Elizabethtown was chosen at a special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board Friday.

    Three construction companies were considered with McNutt providing the lowest bid for the project. Its bid came in at about $6.1 million although construction costs had been estimated at about $4.8 million.

  • HCS board to conduct special meeting Friday

    A special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board is 8 a.m. Friday at the Central Office building.

    Items on the agenda include discussing construction bids for the renovation of Vine Grove Elementary School and selecting members for a district facility committee.

  • First graduates complete North Hardin AVID program

    A college prep program at North Hardin High School was put to the test and it’s clear the staff is AVID about it.

    North Hardin is about to send off the first graduates of its Advancement Via Individual Determination — AVID — program.

    Students in AVID have the opportunity to take a class every year that will help them  prepare  for college by focusing on organizational and study skills and familiarizing them with the college application process.

  • Central Olympiad team exploring the ‘science of state’

    Central Hardin High School’s Science Olympiad once again proved it has the chemistry for success.

    The team won regional competition for the second year in a row and heads to the state competition April 30.

    After dominating regional competition last year, this year’s win was much tighter in terms of scoring, with more schools participating and less regionals experience on their team, coach Jonathan Fairbanks said.

  • Looking to take the GED? It's free until June 30

    Kentucky is temporarily waiving a fee for the GED test this spring.

    Taking the test is free until June 30 in Kentucky and local testing centers are taking advantage of the fee waiver to make it easier for people to obtain their GED, a high school equivalency diploma.

    The test usually costs $55, but Kentucky Adult Education, part of the Council on Postsecondary Education, is paying the fee until the end of June.

    A news release from the CPE refers to the struggling economy and its impact on residents without a high school education.

  • Enjoying the rewards of recess

    The traditional kickball game during recess is just one of the breaks students get during the day to rest their minds and move their bodies.

    Elementary schools are implementing more small breaks throughout the day to supplement the bigger block of time allowed for traditional recess. Recess and other breaks are regarded as an important part of the day for students.

  • Lakewood preschool relocating to Creekside

    To free up space, the preschool class at Lakewood Elementary School is moving to Sonora's Creekside Elementary School next school year.

    Lakewood has become overcrowded because of families moving to that area from the Base Realignment and Closure transition. The school and Hardin County Schools administration began looking at ways to open up space at the end of last year.

    The school in Stephensburg is using the teacher’s lounge as a classroom and the music teacher no longer has a classroom, said Carlena Sheeran, director of early childhood education.

  • St. James places in state quick recall competition

    When it comes to recalling facts, St. James School students have some some of the quickest wits in the state.

    The St. James School quick recall team placed in the top eight of the state Governor’s Cup competition this past weekend. The team made its way to the state competition after placing first in district and second in regional competitions.

  • A different kind of ‘pie’ day

    As a reward for students, Ace Adcock agreed to an incentive that resulted in a taking a pie to the face. Students exceeded expectations and Friday he was hit with 34 plates of whipped cream.

    Kindergartners at North Park Elementary School celebrated the school’s fundraising efforts for Jump Rope for Heart with an enthusiastic “pie-ing” of their physical education teacher.

    Some students stepped up tentatively with their plates full of whipped cream, but others were more confident and aggressive with their throws.