• Central Hardin students share artwork with murals

    Sharon Madison does not need an inbox for her students to turn in their work at the end of class. She can just walk down the hallway to see what assignments they’ve completed.

    The walls of Central Hardin High School slowly  have been filling with color as art students have completed a number of murals since last school year. There are about 10 separate pieces of wall art around the school, including a large insignia design in school colors along a main hallway, and pictures of several people in Bruin costumes fashioned after the band Gorillaz.

  • T.K. Stone’s Elmore ExCELs in the classroom

    Winning a teaching award in front of students he instructs daily was the most appropriate way for Thad Elmore to learn of his achievement.

    Elmore has been selected as the 2010-11 ExCEL winner for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district. Elmore is a social studies teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    Elmore has taught for 13 years, and has taught in three of four schools in the EIS district.

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  • I now pronounce you consonant and vowel

    Some might get cold feet before the big day, but there were no qualms or queasiness about these nuptials on either side of the aisle.
    Mrs. Q married Mr. U on Monday, in a quaint ceremony at Heart and Soul Preschool at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. The wedding served as a quirky lesson to teach the preschool students that the letter Q is always with U in the English language.
    The wedding had to be postponed because of weather, but no one could quarrel with the fact that Monday, Valentine’s Day, proved to be the perfect day to celebrate a marriage.

  • Local school districts ready for college and career challenge

    The pledge that students are most likely familiar with is the one that involves crossing a hand over the heart in front of the American flag, but educators have been concerning themselves with an entirely different sort of pledge since Friday.

    A pledge to improve the college and career readiness of public school students has been sent to all Kentucky districts by the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools districts likely will bring the pledge to their school boards to approve this month or next.

  • Lit Festival aims to create early readers

    It was a Saturday, and snow was falling, but children were learning inside of John Hardin High School.
    The Lincoln Heritage Council, the local chapter of the Kentucky Reading Association and the International Reading Association, hosted its annual Literacy Festival on Saturday at John Hardin High School.
    The festival offered a book fair for children between preschool and middle-school ages and their parents, along with sessions with authors, illustrators and activities for kids.

  • Missing Radcliff man found unharmed

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    Radcliff Police have found a man reported missing since late Monday morning.
    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said Kirby Paynter, 63, was found unharmed in a room at a Radcliff motel he had checked into. Paynter contacted family members and told them where he was. He was picked up and taken home by RPD around 5 p.m.

  • Learning leadership: JLC begins in Hardin County middle schools

    Students have begun participating in a new program that’s being piloted by Hardin County Schools.

    The new Junior Leadership Corps began this past week at North and J.T. Alton middle schools. The program is similar to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at the high school level and is part of Project PASS, which is a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education.

  • Examination of Schools section brings about new front

    Education is at the center of many lives.

    As a child, it’s the reason to get up each weekday morning and brush your teeth. For parents, it’s the hope of a brighter future for their offspring – and very often for themselves as well. For teachers, administrators, janitors, cooks and bus drivers, education is a livelihood and perhaps a chance to leave a mark in the world.

  • Clagett steps down from EIS board


    A long-time fixture on the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board will be gone after the New Year.
    Dr. Bill Clagett served in his last board meeting this week. After 19 years, Clagett decided to step down from his position and chose not to seek re-election. He will be replaced by Teresa Riney Harris in January.
    Clagett plans to retire from his dentistry practice in the near future, and decided to leave the board as well, to free himself for traveling he would like to do.