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Education

  • FORENSICS: Ellis Fraser a quarterfinalist in Nationals

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, over the April 16-20 weekend.

    WKU sent 47 competitors with a total of 185 entries to the national tournament.  Of the total entries, 82 advanced to quarterfinal rounds, 40 advanced to the semifinal round, and 22 events made it to the final round of competition.

  • School Calendar - April 22, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Parent Advisory Council to meet

    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    ALES

  • 'Sam saves the Mansion' available as e-book

    A new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, titled “Sam Saves the Mansion” is now available as a free, downloadable e-book. 

    Paperback copies of the book are also available for students to read in public libraries and elementary schools across the state. 

    First Lady Jane Beshear, a former teacher, requested the book be produced as an educational resource for young Kentuckians in coordination with the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration in 2014.

  • Ernst honored by E'town schools

    Caleb Ernst said he never knows how to respond to those who ask when he knew he wanted to be a teacher.

    “The decision to spend my life teaching didn’t happen at any specific moment,” he said. “It happened over a lifetime and it happens every day.”

    Ernst, an English teacher at Elizabethtown High School, was honored Friday as winner of Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E Kentucky Utilities at the school.

  • Anderson, Locke in top-3

    Two LaRue County High School seniors are among the top three winners in a literary analysis contest sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University.

    Ben Locke captured second place and $100 while Brian Anderson received $50 for third place in the contest in which they wrote essays analyzing one of the poems by Kentucky-born writer Warren entitled, “Why You Climbed Up.” The poem first appeared in Warren’s book Altitudes and Extensions in 1984.

  • LCHS Speech sending five to nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League national qualifier and the National Forensic League national qualifier and won several awards which earned the students spots to compete at four national championship tournaments to be held in April, May and June.

  • Wiley named West Central Kentucky regional outreach counselor

     Toni Wiley is available to assist LaRue County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

  • School Calendar - April 15, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Parent Advisory Council to meet
    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates

  • Puckett takes sixth for WKU Forensics

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team won the 2015 Kentucky state forensics tournament on March 28, keeping alive a quarter-century streak that began in 1991.
    This year’s tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky on the campus of nearby Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.
    WKU was triple-crowned the team individual events sweepstakes state champion, the team parliamentary debate sweepstakes state champion, and the overall team sweepstakes state champion.

  • 'I am Someone' addresses cyber-bullying

    LaRue County parents have a chance to attend a seminar on school safety that has been presented around the country.
    Scott Harvey, an officer with Nicholasville Police, will present “I am Someone,” 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the LaRue County High School auditorium. Harvey is an advocate for responsible social media usage and warns parents of the dangers of “cyber-bullying.”