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Education

  • Central Hardin FFA students spruce up park

    While some of their classmates enjoy spring break on a sunny beach or other vacation destination this week, 16 students from Central Hardin High School’s FFA spent the first day of their break donating their time to spruce up facilities at University Drive Park.

    A restroom and Peanut league dugout vandalized on Christmas Day, a wooden playground facility and park benches received fresh coats of paint thanks to the volunteers.

  • AVID students ready for higher education

    Drew Morgan plans to double major in psychology and criminal justice and run track at Lindsey Wilson College. He credits the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at North Hardin High School for getting him ready for college.

    Morgan, 18, spent his senior year in the program, which helped him apply for colleges and scholarships and apply for financial age.

    “It really develops you,” he said.

    Morgan joined more than a dozen other AVID students for a ceremonial college signing Thursday in the library of North Hardin High School.

  • Area students compete in region, state Governor’s Cup

    Area academic teams recently competed in region and state Governor’s Cup competitions.

    Elementary schools participated in the Region 11 competition March 22 at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and middle and high school students participated in state competition the same day. Middle and high school regional competition was the previous weekend.

  • Local student places tenth in state math competition

    An area “Jeopardy!” champion recently placed and earned a scholarship at the state competition for Mathcounts.

    LaRue County Middle School student Skyler Hornback, an eighth-grader who set a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record winning $66,600 in July, placed 10th at the state competition Saturday in Louisville.

  • HCS gets 'fresh' look with new logo

    Changes going on in Hardin County Schools include the district's logo.

    HCS unveiled its new logo from Heartland Communications of Elizabethtown, replacing a design that had been in place for several decades.

    "We wanted something fresh, a new look,'' HCS spokesman John Wright said. "The old logo was close to 40 years old ... it served a wonderful life for us.''

    Retired Hardin County Schools administrator Larry Brawner created the previous design, Wright said.

  • Spelling Bowl turns 50

    The North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl is sharing a milestone with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this year.

    The annual bowl is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the oldest academic competition held by ECTC. This year’s bowl will serve as the kickoff event for ECTC’s 50th anniversary celebration, which officially starts in August.

    The competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 11 in the James S. Owen Building’s Morrison Gallery, room 112. It is free and open to the public.

  • State energy secretary to speak at ECTC

    Kentucky’s secretary of energy and the environment will make a presentation Friday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    After talking to Elizabethtown High School’s Women in Science group on the ECTC campus, Dr. Len Peters will make a presentation about energy research projects and careers at 1:30 p.m. Friday in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.  

  • Kingsolver honored as National Blue Ribbon School

    Children chanted, parents cheered and banners adorned the walls Friday of Kingsolver Elementary School on Fort Knox as the community celebrated the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

  • HCS prepares for busy summer of construction

    During students’ summer break, school buildings often become a buzz of construction activity as renovations take place.

    In addition to its desire to open the Early College and Career Center in August, the Hardin County Schools’ board was updated Thursday on several projects.

    The $15.3 million career center plans are being revised to provide 16 welding stations. Principal Dan Robbins said input from community employers and the newly hired instructor drove his recommendation to add 10 more stations.

  • HCS sets graduation dates for Class of 2014

    The Hardin County Schools announced the schedule Thursday evening for its 2014 graduation ceremonies.

    John Hardin students will assemble for a Friday evening ceremony June 6. It begins at 7 p.m.

    Graduation for Central Hardin and North Hardin both will be held the next day. Central's ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and North Hardin's program starts that evening at 6.

    June 6 is the last scheduled instructional day for students.