• Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools - September 30, 2015

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel recommendations at its September meeting.

    Employment of

    Monica Spencer as Instructional Assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Bill Hawkins as Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach for LCHS.

    Tony Hatmaker as Weight Room Coordinator for LCHS.

    Cindy Voltz as Food Service Assistant II at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Gary Goode as Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach for LCHS.

    Eric Cecil as Speech Coach for LCHS.

  • AP on the rise at LCHS

    According to College Board data released this month, more Kentucky students are taking Advanced Placement tests and scoring higher than five years ago.

    In the past five years, the number of Kentucky public high school students taking AP examinations is up 35 percent and the number of tests with a qualifying score of 3, 4, or 5, has increased by 40 percent.

  • New Haven School Fall Festival
  • Rep. Mills tours LCMS reading program

    During a visit to LaRue County Middle School September 25, State Representative Terry Mills saw first-hand how teachers, through a Reading Recovery program, are helping students greatly improve their reading skills.

    “With respect to educating our kids, I firmly believe that those who start early are better prepared for future education,” said Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon who represents the 24th House District that includes Green, LaRue, and Marion counties. “Our teachers should be commended for the caring they demonstrate.”

  • LaRue County Students Participate in Treble Chorus

    Nineteen LaRue County students were selected from auditions to participate in the 27th annual Kentucky Music Educators Association Fourth District Treble Chorus held last weekend in Bardstown. Over 200 students made up the chorus, which was directed by guest conductor Andrea Nance of Bowling Green.

  • School Calendar - September 30, 2015



    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.


    The LaRue County High School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the LCHS conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-2210.

    School board dates

  • Students experience life of Lincoln

    Some students from Hodgenville Elementary School took a vicarious trip back to the time of the 16th President earlier this month, thanks to a “Walk through Lincoln’s Life” event at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    “The park first did this in 2006,” said park guide Gary Ferguson. “It’s a two-day educational curriculum-based event for area schools.”

  • Anderson competes in tournament

    Special to the LaRue County Herald News

    Hodgenville native Brian Anderson and the Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of September 18-20.

    During the tournament, WKU freshman Brian Anderson placed fourth in dramatic interpretation and sixth in extemporaneous speaking. Anderson was also a quarterfinalist in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate at the alumni tournament.

  • HES Shape Picnic
  • Graduates

    Three local graduates recently completed their studies in August 2015 at the University of the Cumberlands. A total of 313 students graduated. A combination of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees were awarded based on completion of requirements.

    Local graduates are:

    Brittany Bryant of Sonora, KY earned a MAT in P12 Special Ed LBD.

    Amanda Hayes of Sonora, KY earned an EdS in Instructional Leadership Principal All G.

    Amanda Williams of Hodgenville, KY earned a MAT in P12 Special Ed LBD.