Schools & Education

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 800-2GO-2ECC (246-2322)
Phone: 270-769-2371

Ft. Knox Campus
1174 Dixie Street
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Phone: 502-942-0101

Central Regional Postsecondary Education Center
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-766-5137

The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The college, which serves residents of Hardin County and 11 adjacent counties, provides accessible and affordable education and training through academic and technical associate degrees. With a total enrollment of approximately 5,000 students per semester, ECTC literally sits at the crossroads of prosperity and opportunity at the intersection of the north-south corridor of Interstate 65 and the east-west Bluegrass and Western Kentucky Parkways.

Working in partnership with Western Kentucky University and Kentucky Virtual University, the college offers seamless educational opportunities through Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs in the Central Regional Postsecondary Education Center. ECTC has worked to improve programs and services to local business and industry. The college provides workforce training by offering computer and hard skills such as Microsoft training and maintenance skills, as well as soft skills such as leadership and training in management, teamwork, planning, and communication.

ECTC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees. ECTC is accredited by the Council of Occupation Education and maintains national occupational certification.

ECTC offers the following programs:

Associate in Arts AA Degree
Associate in Science AS Degree
Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Automotive Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Business Administration AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Carpentry AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Computer Aided Drafting AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Criminal Justice AAS Degree
Culinary Arts AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Diesel Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Electrical Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Electronics Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Fire Rescue Science Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
General Occupational/ Technical Studies AAS Degree
Human Services AAS Degree, Certificate
Industrial Maintenance Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Information Technology AAS Degree, Diploma
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education AAS Degree, Certificate
Machine Tool Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Major Appliance Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Medical Information Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Office Systems Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Nursing AAS Degree
Plumbing Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma, Certificate
Quality Management Systems AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate
Radiography AAS Degree
Welding Technology AAS Degree, Diploma, Certificate

Fort Knox Extension Campuses

Eight universities and colleges operate extension campuses at Fort Knox Military Reservation, 15 miles north of Elizabethtown. These extension campuses confer various graduate and undergraduate degrees and are open to the public. The extension campuses are operated by: Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Southern California, Sullivan University, McKendree College, and the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC).

Troy University - Elizabethtown Site

4000 North Dixie Hwy, Suite 3
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-360-0777
Phone: 270-360-0778
Fax: 270-360-0775

Troy University is different from most institutions of higher learning. Rather than preparing students for jobs, student are prepared for what's ahead - life - opportunity - surprises. The future can be unpredictable, but the people who succeed in the years to come will do so because of preparation, planning and drive. These are just a few of the defining characteristics of Troy University students.

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Western KY University


WKU Elizabethtown
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8870

WKU Fort Knox
Layaou Hall, Bldg. 65, Room 103, 31 Warehouse Street
Fort Knox, KY 40121
(270) 351-1192

Established in 1906, Western Kentucky University today serves more than 20,000 students online, on its main campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and its regional campuses in Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, and Owensboro, Kentucky.

WKU is guided by our vision to become A Leading American University with International Reach. University faculty are engaged in important research around the world, and an increasing number of WKU students are studying abroad.

If you want to earn a degree close to home, WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox is an affordable and convenient option. WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox offers a one-stop shop and personalized service to help you get started and help you succeed. Both campus locations in Elizabethtown and Fort Knox offer small class sizes, a dedicated faculty and staff, student support services and resources and a personalized learning environment.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox can help you reach your goals.

We Offer:

  • More than 45 degree programs offered (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Top 5 undergraduate programs
      • Elementary Education
      • Interdisciplinary Studies
      • Psychology
      • Social Work
      • Systems Management
  • Elementary Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Systems Management
  • Certificate programs
  • Transfer-friendly services
  • Flexible course delivery formats (Face-to-face, interactive video services, online and on demand)
  • Small class sizes
  • Scholarships
  • Affordability & Convenience
  • WKU is nationally recognized as a Military Friendly School®
  • WKU is nationally recognized as a Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly School
  • $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate courses for U.S. active-duty reserves and national guard students
  • Free Textbooks for Troops program
  • Course credit for military experience & training
  • Adult Learner, Military & Career & Student Support Services
  • Dedicated faculty & staff
  • Personalized learning environment

Hardin County Schools

Richard Hughes, Ed.D., Superintendent
65 W.A. Jenkins Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-769-8800

  • More then 30 career pathways for all high school students.
  • The Hardin County Schools Early College & Career Center is recognized as a state leader in career and technical education.
  • District test scores have earned a "proficient" classification from the Kentucky Department Education.
  • 12 schools have earned labels of either "proficient", "distinguished" or "School of Distinction".
  • The HCS Work Ethic Certification Program is recognized nationally for its work in preparing students for the international economy.
  • Vex Robotics and Music Programs win regularly on internation stages.
  • Bluegrass Middle School

    170 W.A. Jenkins Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Michael Elmore, Principal
    Phone: 270-765-2658
    Fax: 270-769-7935< br /> Grades: 6-8

  • Brown Street

    400 Brown Street
    Vine Grove, KY 40175
    Robert King, Principal
    Phone: 270-877-2100
    Grades: 7-12

  • Central Hardin High

    3040 Leitchfield Road
    Cecilia, KY 42724
    Tim Isaacs, Principal
    Phone: 270-737-6800
    Fax: 270-765-3889
    Grades: 9-12

  • Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center

    200 University Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Dan Robbins, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-7930
    Fax: 270-234-5721
    Grades: 11-12

  • East Hardin Middle School

    129 College Street
    Glendale, KY 42740
    Dan Lockwood, Principal
    Phone: 270-369-7370
    Fax: 270-369-6380

  • G.C. Burkhead Elementary

    521 Charlemagne Blvd.
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Melissa Case, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-5983
    Fax: 270-737-0989
    Grades: PRE-5

  • Howevalley Elementary

    8450 Hardinsurg Rd.
    Cecilia, KY 42724
    Beth Handel, Principal
    Phone: 270-862-3287
    Fax: 270-862-3497
    Grades: PRE-5

  • Creekside Elementary School

    151 Horseshoe Bend Road
    Sonora, KY 42776
    Laura Price, Principal
    Phone: 270-369-8460
    Fax: 270-369-8573
    Grades: 11-12

  • J. T. Alton Middle School

    100 Country Club Road
    Vine Grove, KY 40175
    Jama Bennett, Principal
    Phone: 270-877-2135
    Fax: 270-877-6297
    Grades: 6-8

  • John Hardin High School

    384 W.A. Jenkins Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Lynn Gibson, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-8906
    Fax: 270-769-8996
    Grades: 9-12

  • Lincoln Trail Elementary

    3154 Bardstown Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Gena Jeffries, Principal
    Phone: 270-737-7227
    Fax: 270-769-0246
    Grades: PRE-5

  • Lakewood Elementary

    265 Learning Place Ln.
    Cecilia, KY 42724
    Shelee Clark, Principal
    Phone: 270-862-4516
    Fax: 270-862-3807
    Grades: PRE-5

  • Meadow View Elementary

    1255 W. Vine Street
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Gary Milby, Principal
    Phone: 270-352-0050
    Grades: PRE-5

  • New Highland Elementary

    110 W.A. Jenkins Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Sarah Bogan, Principal
    Phone: 270-737-6612
    Grades: PRE-5

  • North Hardin High School

    801 S. Logsdon Pkwy.
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Lonnie Dennis, Principal
    Phone: 270-351-3167
    Fax: 270-352-4512
    Grades: 9-12

  • North Middle School

    100 Trojan Way
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Chris Bauer, Principal
    Phone: 270-352-3340
    Fax: 270-352-3341
    Grades: 11-12

  • Parkway Elementary

    1080 S. Logsdon Parkway
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Twyla French, Principal
    Phone: 270-351-4491
    Grades: PRE-5

  • Radcliff Middle School

    1145 Dixie Highway
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Alvin Garrison, Principal
    Phone: 270-351-1171
    Grades: 6-8

  • Radcliff Elementary School

    1145 S.Dixie Avenue
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Chris Coder, Principal
    Phone: 270-352-3350
    Grades: 1-15

  • Rineyville Elementary School

    275 Rineyville Sch. Rd.
    Rineyville, KY 40162
    Stephanie Lucas, Principal
    Phone: 270-737-7371
    Fax: 270-737-0916
    Grades: PRE K-5

  • Vine Grove Elementary

    309 First Street
    Greg Sutton, Principal
    Vine Grove, KY 40175
    Phone: 270-877-5410
    Fax: 270-877-5411
    Grades: 1-5

  • West Hardin Middle School

    10471 Leitchfield Rd.
    Stephensburg, KY 42748
    Mike Lawson, Principal
    Phone: 270-862-3924
    Fax: 270-862-3647
    Grades: 6-8

  • Woodland Elementary

    6000 South Woodland Drive
    Radcliff, KY 40160
    Dawn Tarquinio, Principal
    Phone: 270-352-5828
    Fax: 270-352-5835

Elizabethtown Independent Schools

Jon Ballard, Superintendent

219 Helm Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-765-6146
Fax: 270-765-2158

  • Students average above state and national norms on achievement tests
  • All teachers have bachelor's degrees from an accredited program; 80% have advanced degrees
  • All schools are accredited
  • Pupil/teacher ratio is 15 to 1
  • The percentage of students graduating is 98.1% with 79.8% attending college
  • The average ACT score is 22.2
  • Helmwood Heights Elementary

    307 Cardinal Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Michelle Hart, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-1328
    Fax: 270-763-0735
    Grades: 1-5



  • Morningside Elementary

    Morningside Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Kelli Bush, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-3359
    Grades: K-5

  • T. K. Stone Middle School

    Morningside Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Beth Mather, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-6343
    Grades: 6-8

  • Elizabethtown High School

    North Mulberry Street
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Steve Smallwood, Principal
    Phone: 270-769-3381
    Grades: 9-12

Other Public Schools

  • West Point Elementary

    P.O. Box 367
    West Point, KY 40177
    Joan Jackson-Cooke, Principal
    Phone: 502-922-4797
    Grades: K-8

Non-Denominational Schools

  • Elizabethtown Christian Academy

    401 W. Poplar St.
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Phone: 270-234-8174
    Grades: K5-8
    Enrollment: 130

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran School

    1711 Ring Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Phone: 270-769-5910
    Fax: 270-769-5703