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Education

  • LCHS senior honored as 'Black History Maker'

    Benjamin Locke, a senior at LaRue County High School, was honored Feb. 26 as a “Black History Maker of Tomorrow.”
    He and nine other students from Kentucky and Indiana won a total of $15,000 in college scholarships sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The ceremony was held at Louisville Metro Hall. Sadiqa Reynolds, chief for community building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were on-site to honor the recipients.

  • Puckett, Milby successful at WKU tourney

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28.

    In Illinois the team placed first in team sweepstakes, ahead of 10 other schools, including Bradley University, Illinois State University and Ball State University.

  • PHOTO: Senior band members honored

    Senior Band of Hawks members were honored at last week’s District Tournament. From left, Alexandra Bixenman, John Michael Lawler, Blake Merryman, Kaylee Smith and Victoria Smith.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Job Fair held for students

    According to a Forbes Magazine article quoting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker today stays at each job for 4.4 years. The expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.

    Information from National Longitudinal Surveys shows on average, younger baby boomers held an average of 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46. Men held 11.4 jobs and women held 10.7 jobs.

  • DOMINATION: Governor's Cup Winners

    While the basketball season is over in LaRue County, the Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Teams are still in contention with regional play as Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary made a sweep in the district competition Saturday at New Haven Elementary.

    Both schools placed within the top-five in nearly every academic category which included math, science, social studies, language arts, written composition, and arts/humanities. Students placing in the top-five advance to regional competition.

  • Students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.

    • Jodi L. Gaw, Buffalo, Master of Science in Nursing

    • Kenny L. Albert, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • James P. Boyd, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • Jill C. Hines, Hodgenville, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

    • Seth A. Hummer, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

  • Fraser, Thomas win at tournaments

    Western Kentucky University’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray to take part in several tournaments Feb. 7-8.

  • School board approves proposal

    LaRue County Board of Education met Thursday night in a special meeting, rescheduled from Monday, Feb. 16 due to the inclement weather. Board members Linda Pearman and Dawn Connor were absent.

    Heartland Communications Consultants had a communications services proposal on the agenda for consideration. It passed the board vote, meaning the Elizabethtown firm will be on retainer for four months, from March to June, at $2,000 per month.

  • Southwood, Coy win at MATHCOUNTS

    Eighth-grader Bridget Southwood placed second in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter KSPE MATHCOUNTS competition and won a $1,000 four-year scholarship to Western Kentucky University.

    Seventh grader Simon Coy placed third and won a $500 four-year scholarship to WKU.

    Southwood and Coy qualify to compete in the state competition in March.

    The LaRue County Middle School MATHCOUNTS team of Brady McDowell, Coy, Sydney Pepper and Gavin Whitehouse placed third as a team in the chapter MATHCOUNTS competition on Feb. 14 at TK Stone Middle School in Elizabethtown.

  • State grad rate up

    The latest numbers on the high school graduation rate show that Kentucky is becoming a leader among states.

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Kentucky’s 86 percent graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year is fourth highest in the United States. Only nine states have a higher rate and six are tied with Kentucky. The national graduation rate is 81 percent.