• 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.

  • WKU Hodgenville student named National Merit semifinalist

    A Western Kentucky University senior from LaRue County was recently recognized as a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Leslie Pike of Hodgenville is one of seven 2015 National Merit semifinalist from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 79 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Fifty-eight current Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 12.1 percent of the students made the National Merit Semifinalist level.

  • Kindergarten field trip to Lincoln Farm
  • LCHS ACT scores show growth

    ACT scores from the 2015 graduating class show LaRue County High School students were ahead of the state in every content test as well as composite.

    The LCHS students averaged six tenths of a percent higher in English-(20.1-19.5), 1.4 in math(20.9-19.5), .1 in reading(20.4-20.3), .2 in science(20.3-20.1), and six-tenths higher in the composite(20.6-20.0).

    For the percentages of those meeting national benchmarks, LaRue scored ahead of the average in English and math, but below the state average in reading and science.

  • School Calendar - September 16, 2015


    Retired teachers association

  • LaRue schools meets bandwidth goal

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced last week that all 173 of the state’s public school districts have met the national goal of 100 kb of internet bandwidth for each K-12 student. KDE believes Kentucky is the first state to do so.

    Freddie Newby, chief information officer for LaRue County Schools, discussed bandwidth and what it means for the state’s students, including those in LaRue County.

    “Bandwidth is the bit rate of data or in layman’s terms the speed of your internet connection,” he explained.

  • Financial Aid Tip For September

    If you’re thinking about college, these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more money to pay for your education.

    Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.gov for the fastest response.

    Visit www.kheaa.com and click on Paying for College.

    Talk with your school counselor, who can help you find financial aid.