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Education

  • LCMS receives grant for breakfast cart

    Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Administrators, LaRue County Middle School students who miss school breakfast in the cafeteria have access to a later on-the-go breakfast meal.

    With the $8,300 award, LCMS purchased three breakfast carts and three computer tablets capable of running the cafeteria checkout program.

    The school is one-of-six in the nation to receive the grant. 

  • ECTC professor featured on KET segment

     An Elizabethtown Community and Technical College history professor has served as a consultant and was filmed for a special KET program about Hungarian immigrants and the Kentucky town they populated in the early 1920s: Himlerville.

    Doug Cantrell has taught history at ECTC for about 28 years, and is a recognized expert on Appalachian immigrants in the U.S. He is involved with efforts to restore the centerpiece of the historic town, the Himler House, which was donated to the Martin County Historical Society.

  • James Reding named to Dean's List at Benedictine

    Benedictine College, Kansas, has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester.

    James Reding of Howardstown was recently named to the Dean's List for the fall semester, which ended in December.

    To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester. Of the 1,854 students on campus for the 2014-15 academic year, 528 made the Dean's List.

  • SPACE PLACE: The largest asteroid doesn't cut it as a planet

    From a distance, Ceres might look a bit like any other planet you might see. It’s spherical, after all, and that’s one of the biggest requirements of planethood. But put it next to any other planet and you would quickly see that it is seriously tiny. It’s not even 1/5th the size of Mercury, which is the tiniest planet in the Solar System. This small size is one of the reasons why Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet.

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  • Local students named to WKU’s Dean’s List

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2014 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

    Buffalo: Michael R. Huff*, Elijah M. Thomas*, John M. Clark

  • Jeffries awarded scholarship

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College student Jonathon Jeffries has been awarded the Engineering and Electronic Technology Program Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Jeffries is a sophomore from Elizabethtown pursuing a career in engineering.

    Recipients of the award must be a declared Engineering and Electronic Technology Program major in good academic standing with a minimum of 30 hours completed at ECTC.Preference is given to non-traditional students. 

  • Trio win at Gorlak Gala

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Saint Louis, Missouri, to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 24-25.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following employment recommendations at its Jan. 20 meeting:

    Employment of:

    • Kirsta Albert as first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Sue Gomez as ESS daytime instructional assistant at HES

    • Tonya Druen as temporary instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    Resignation of:

    • Tim Barzee as substitute teacher.

  • Scholarships

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    County Homemaker Scholarship