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Education

  • Outstanding middle-schoolers honored in Duke Talent search

     Several seventh-grade students from LaRue County Middle School have qualified to be participants in the 2014 Duke University Talent Search, part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

  • Residents address school board: Superintendent's suspension was 'too light'

     Superintendent Sam Sanders’ 30-day suspension without pay ends Wednesday. The sanction by the LaRue County School Board followed his arrest for DUI while driving a school-owned vehicle, and speeding, in March.

    Sanders pleaded not guilty to the charges in LaRue District Court. He lost his driving privileges after the judge learned he had refused a Breathalyzer test. His next court appearance is June 19.

    Several residents do not think the sanction fitted the violation – and voiced their disappointment at Monday’s school board meeting.

  • Kindergarten Circus fun for one and all

     

    The kindergarten classes of Hodgenville Elementary School put on a show for the entire school Thursday, and later that day for parents. The students dressed up as circus animals and performers — there were lions, horses, clowns, acrobats, and more.

  • Students honored by WKU

     Western Kentucky University conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University's 175th Commencement.

    WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates.

    In a fitting ceremony on Armed Forces Day, 14 Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC cadets – including Micah Farmer of Upton – were commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • WKU Distance Learning offers its first MOOC

     Western Kentucky University will offer a Massive Open Online Course in June titled “The History of Sports in America.”

    A MOOC is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants. Courses are open to everyone and encourage active participation and interaction with fellow students through discussion and other activities. 

  • HES kindergarten students celebrate Mother's Day
  • Nugent receives master's degree

     Lisa Robertson Nugent of Hodgenville received a master of science degree in marriage and family counseling from Campbellsville University. She participated in a pinning ceremony May 2 at the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling.

  • School Calendar - May 14

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 13 in the HES workroom. The public is welcome to attend.  For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506. 

     

    Calendar revision

    The school board has revised two calendar days. May 16 will be an early release day for all students. May 23 will be a full instructional day

     

  • Superintendent returns to duties May 21

     LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders will return to work May 21.

    Sanders was suspended without pay for 30 days by the school board after he was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, by Hodgenville City Police on March 29.

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Four students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics 

    Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 10.

    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.

    Emma Grace Pepper took first in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Austin Blackburn took fifth in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Skyler Rutledge took third in the 50-meter dash and fourth in the softball throw.