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Education

  • LaRue County Literacy Council honors volunteers

    The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council honored several local volunteers for their community service in a ceremony May 7 at the county cooperative extension service office in Hodgenville.

    Pam Bowling received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Bowling, an active booster club member, volunteers often. She has assisted with College Application Day at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School’s Reality Store.   

  • LCHS principal chosen as Garrard superintendent of schools

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.
    Mullins’ appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard (pronounced “Garrett”) County Board of Education.
    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. He sent out a mass email and spoke to others individually.

  • LCHS graduation moves outdoors

    For the first time in more than 50 years, LaRue County High School commencement is scheduled to be held outside this year.
    The 160 graduates are scheduled to receive their diplomas at Hawks’ Football Stadium in an 8 p.m. ceremony on May 24.  
    “This year’s senior class has been an advocate all year long for this move,” said LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. “The last couple of years we have experienced extreme heat in the gym. In fact, last year it was so hot the walls and even the floor on the stage were sweating.”

  • Class begins for arthritis sufferers

    Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    Osteoarthritis is usually caused by normal wear and tear, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Other types of arthritis can be caused by uric acid crystals, infections or even an underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus.

  • Siblings win state library video contest

    Three Hodgenville teenagers have won a statewide video contest.
    Levi, Stephanie and Heather Clark, children of Charlotte and Steve Clark, defeated four other finalists to win the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge.
    The challenge involves the creation of a public service announcement to promote student use of local libraries. This year’s theme was “Beneath the Surface.”
    Twenty-six states participated in the challenge.   

  • Ian Mather accepted to Apprentice Company

    Ian Mather, 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, has been accepted to the Apprentice Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

    The Williamstown Theatre Festival has a 58-year production history with both Equity actors and apprentices. Acceptance into the apprentice company means that Mather will spend this summer working with other actors on several shows including The Bridges of Madison County, Animal Crackers and Pygmalion.  

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day
    May 22 – Last day for students

    HES
    Site-based council

    The HES site-based decision-making council will meet 11 a.m. May 28 in the conference room.

    LCHS
    Baccalaureate

    Baccalaureate was 3 p.m. May 19.

    Graduation – new venue
    LaRue County High School graduation is 8 p.m. May 24 at the football stadium, weather permitting.

  • Coffeehouse Night held at ALES

    A large crowd attended the fourth annual coffeehouse concert at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. About five budding poets and the ensemble offered their renditions of poetry and song to the snaps of fingered applause.

    Poets included Addie Cundiff, Nick Vazquez, Mason Lane, Hannah Gregory and Beverly Heady.

  • LCHS students honored in Stossel essay contest

    Stossel in the Classroom announced the winners of its third annual student essay contest on May 13.

    Local winners of the essay contest are Matthew Crain, Carly Higdon and Audry Schafer, all semi-finalists. Jeremy Luttrell and Heaven Clater both received honorable mentions. All five students attend LaRue County High School and are students in Dee Hutchins’ class.

  • Students compete in Special Olympics

     Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.

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

    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.

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

    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.