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Education

  • Trying new things at Camp Invention

    Kathy Milby summarized in a capsule comment the learning occurring at Camp Invention last week when she noted, “Don’t be afraid to try something; it just might work.”

    During the weeklong camp at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School that ended Friday, Milby and other leaders admonished the 125 campers to think “outside the box” when faced with challenges.

  • 4-H Summer Camp Memories

     Fifty-five campers, four teens and nine adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying such activities as swimming, boating, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes during July 5-8.

  • Camp Invention continues to grow

    When Kathy Ross began her first year as director of Camp Invention, she had a camp of 55 youngsters, which she thought was a decent start for a rural county’s initial year.

    Numbers have grown! This year’s ninth camp, which began Monday and runs through Friday at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is the largest in the state with a maximum 125 campers enrolled and four on the waiting list.

  • Learning half a world away

    Bryce Lawler, who would be spending his senior year studying at LaRue County High School this fall, will instead be continuing his education a half-world away as an exchange student in Indonesia.

    The 17-year-old son of Jennifer Lawler is one of only 60 students selected competitively from across the United States who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. The YES Abroad program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • Two LCMS students participate in WKU SCATS Program

    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 152 campers, two of them from LaRue County, for its 35th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 11-23.

    LaRue County Middle School students Biven Turner and Will Faulkner participated in the camp located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

  • School calendar - July 12, 2017

    LCMS Registration

    LaRue County Middle School registration for the 2017-18 school years will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. Sixth graders need to bring their Sixth grade physicals and immunization records (this is not the sports physical). Students will receive their schedules after completed paperwork is updated and the $20 laptop fee is paid. For more information contact the school at 270-358-3196.

    LCHS SBDM

    LaRue County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at 1 p.m. on July 17.

  • Kentucky Youth Seminar

     Four local youth recently attended the Kentucky Youth Seminar held at the University of Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Youth Seminar is a program sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service where youth develop skills and gain knowledge about the business industry and about becoming active business leaders. 

  • ECTC Announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for Spring 2017

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Spring 2017 Semester. The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the Full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • School calendar - July 5, 2017

    LCMS Registration

    LaRue County Middle School registration for the 2017-18 school years will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. For more information contact the school at 270-358-3196.

    LCHS SBDM

    LaRue County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at 1 p.m. on July 17.

    LCHS Registration

    LaRue County High School registration will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 21.

    LCHS SBDM

    LaRue County High School Freshman Orientation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 25.

  • Business of summer

    Though summer signals vacation time for LaRue County students, it ranks among the busiest periods of the year for district maintenance and bus garage staff.

    The whiteboards inside Director of Transportation and Maintenance Phil Fulkerson’s and Head Mechanic Nathan Wheeler’s offices are filled with work waiting to be completed. “We’ve got something going on all summer and, with kids in the schools a lot of the summer, we try to pick times that will cause the fewest distractions,” Fulkerson offered.