• 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.

  • School Calendar - September 9, 2015


    YSC Advisory Council meeting

    The LaRue County YSC Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call Marsha Duncan at 270- 358-9745.

    KHIC Wee Time

  • Safety a top priority on school buses

    School districts are given the responsibility not only to provide the best education possible for their students, but also to pick them up and return them home safely.

    School bus drivers are trained and the buses are equipped with safety equipment all intended to make each student’s ride to and from school safe.

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County School District’s director of transportation and maintenance, noted a partial list of safety equipment on buses.

  • Nursery Rhyme Day at HES

    Students and faculty at Hodgenville Elementary School dressed up as their favorite nursery rhyme character during Nursery Rhyme Dress-Up Day on August 28.

  • School Calendar - September 2, 2015


    KHIC Wee Time

    Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is September 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the LaRue County Board of Education. The color for the event is red. The event is sponsored by the LaRue County Family Resource Center and the United Way. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.