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Education

  • Superintendent suspended for 30 days

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    The board met in closed session for two hours to discuss Sanders' status.

    Sanders was charged with DUI in March. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    He has pleaded not guilty and his case is progressing through the court system.

    The board will also be looking at Sanders' contract which expires in July.

  • Skyler Hornback competes in Geographic Bee

     Skyler Hornback, LaRue County Middle School Geographic Bee winner, competed in the 2014 Kentucky State Geographic Bee on April 4. The State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, was held at Western Kentucky University. This was the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year.  

    LCMS Academic Coach Doris Jean Holleran said this is the second year LCMS has participated. Bridget Southwood represented LCMS in the State Bee in 2013. 

  • On Educating LaRue: Chautauqua speakers to entertain, educate

     Daniel Boone is coming to LaRue County Schools next week.

    Actually, it’s Daniel Boone portrayer Scott New, but once he enters the classroom, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools’ fifth-grade students will find it easy to become believers in time travel as he shares anecdotes in first person from the early days of Kentucky.

  • Millicent Ronkainen earns WKU scholarship

     Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville has received a 1906 Founders Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University Honors College.

    Ronkainen, whose parents are Jim and Diane Ronkainen, is a homeschooled senior and plans to major in biology.

  • Ronkainen earns scholarship to WKU

     Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville has received a 1906 Founders Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University Honors College.

    Ronkainen, whose parents are Jim and Diane Ronkainen, is a homeschooled senior and plans to major in biology.

  • LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    Third nine weeks

    All A’s

  • School board takes no action against superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the March 29 arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • School Calendar: April 9, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

  • 39 percent of schools participate in 'free for all food'

    Kentucky schools participating in a program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students in high-poverty schools have significantly increased student participation in school lunch and breakfast programs, Charles Edwards reports for Education Week.

  • Cassady Crim honored by WKU

     Cassady Crim of Hodgenville, a senior at Western Kentucky University, was awarded with the Excellence in Nonprofit Administration Award for the College of Health and Human Services in recognition for her services in the minor program.

    Cassady, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, is majoring in social work at WKU and minoring in nonprofit administration. She holds a certificate in family home visiting.

    She is the daughter of Kelly Finlay of Hodgenville and John Crim of Upton.