Above: WKU President Gary Ransdell speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday (July 17) for the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center. WKU is a partner in the project, donating the land and helping provide programming once the center opens in August 2014. Below: Dr. Ransdell joined officials from Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Central Kentucky Community Foundation for the groundbreaking. (WKU photos by Bob Skipper.) More information on the center is available at http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/.