Hodgenville Elementary teacher honored

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Newton praised by peers, students

By The Staff

First grade teacher Peggy Newton was honored as LaRue County’s Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership March 18.


The ExCEL Award is presented to teachers in only eight Kentuckian school districts. It is sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E.

WHAS news anchor Gary Roedemeier presented the award at Newton’s home school, Hodgenville Elementary in front of her students and peers. She was awarded a check for $1,000 by LG&E for her classroom.

The LaRue County Board of Education also awards the winner an additional $500 to be used for their classroom.

A slide show with images from the ExCEL reception is on the home page of www.laruecountyherald.com.

Also, a detailed story is planned for the March 25 print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.