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Education

  • SPACE PLACE: Tiny grains of dust from way-way-outer space

    Everything around us came from an ancient swirling disk of dusk. Our sun, our planet, and the planets of our solar system all formed from the remnants of this disk. Our mountains, our animals, and even us humans came from the sun that formed from this disk. Nobody on Earth has ever handled anything that came from anywhere else.

  • PHOTO: Black Color Day

     Hodgenville Elementary kindergarten students in Tracy Tharp’s class celebrated Color Days. Students read a color book, learned a color song, made a color puppet and did a writing activity for each color. Above, Lily Edlin and Carlos Coffman showed off their black hats for Black Show and Tell.

  • LCHS juniors set new record in ACT scores

      ACT results from last year’s LaRue County High School’s junior class revealed the highest composite scores since all juniors statewide were required to be tested as part of state accountability, according to the district’s assistant superintendent Amanda Reed.

  • LCHS Band aims to top last season

     Last marching season, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took judges “Beyond the Sunset,” This year, the band is continuing its journey beyond with “Awakening Angels.”

    “Basically it’s about the transformation of angels in terms of kind of coming to life,” Director Jaime Smith said. “They start as metallic beings and they come alive throughout the show. There is a progression of earth to heaven going on.”

  • School Calendar – Aug. 28, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall Break
    Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES
    SBDM
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    SBDM
    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS
    SBDM

  • ECTC offering ACT prep

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering ACT prep courses this fall. Individual classes are structured to give attention to each of the four subject areas – English, math, reading and science – or students may choose to take the ACT overview, offering custom-designed tutoring and practical advice on all four subjects.

  • PHOTO: NICE Conference
  • Kyle DeVary awarded Magnolia Bank scholarship

    Kyle DeVary of Hodgenville is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, sponsored by Magnolia Bank.
    The scholarship is awarded based on school activities, club memberships, community activities, scholastic honors and achievements. Also, applicants write a one-page essay on how their education will benefit humanity.
    DeVary graduated from LaRue County High School in May and will be attending WKU and pursuing a degree in agri-business.

  • First day at LCMS
  • The sun’s atmosphere: a wild mess of activity

    Like Earth, the sun has an atmosphere with layers in it. The outermost layer is called the corona, and it’s a wild mess of activity. Scientists have long known about the corona. It is home to some spectacular shows – giant eruptions called coronal mass ejections, loops, prominences and massive magnetic storms.