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Education

  • Newspaper-in-Education Week

     Each week, The LaRue County Herald News supplies 738 newspapers to teachers who request them for use in their classroom.

  • Joanna Hinton named interim school board member

     Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday has appointed Joanna Hinton as an interim member of the LaRue County School Board.

  • Ellis Fraser takes third at Ohio State tournament

     Three Western Kentucky University forensic team members traveled to Columbus and New Concord, Ohio, to compete in the last two invitational tournaments of the season the weekend of March 3-4.

    This was the last chance to qualify for the national tournaments, which will be in April. All students made it to a final round in all of their events.

    Next weekend, the team will travel to Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., to compete at the Novice National Lincoln-Douglas Debate tournament.

  • Middle school speech team has groundbreaking year

     This season has been a groundbreaking year for the LaRue County Middle School speech program.

    “I couldn't be more pleased with the progress this group has made,” said Assistant Coach Bill Thompson. “In middle school the focus is always teaching fundamentals and finding the events where each student best fits.” 

    The season started with a trip to Bowling Green for the WKU Junior tournament. Breea Kirkpatrick was LCMS' only finalist at the tournament, placing second in poetry and third in prose.

  • LCHS Speech Team qualifies six to Nationals

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed Saturday at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League state qualifier, earning spots on the Kentucky entry to the Nation Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament.

    The national tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, Md. and LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Breea Kirkpatrick

     There are many problems in the world. They often involve people not being able to get along. The reasons are varied. The book, The War Between The Classes, is a great example that shows the main reasons of why the world can be cruel. Those reasons are racism, genderism and classism.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Mallory Williams

     There are many injustices in the world. Because of differences in people, people are often treated differently. Racism, genderism and classism are three main reasons why people were treated differently. There are many examples of these reasons in the book The War Between the Classes. The author shows how the differences among the students in the book lead to racism, genderism and classism.

  • Leadership LaRue County offers scholarship

    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.

    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

    Consideration will be given to financial need and those applicants with community involvement in LaRue County.

  • LaRue Middle School MathCounts students advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School’s MathCounts team of Skyler Hornback, J.C. Dunn, Matthew Crain and Brandon Crist placed first at a weekend competition and will compete at the state contest in March.
    Hornback placed first individually and received a full four-year tuition scholarship to Western Kentucky University and a $500 general scholarship from My Old Kentucky Home Chapter of Engineers.

  • Personnel recommendations heard

    The LaRue County School Board heard several personnel recommendations at its Feb. 20 meeting.
    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    - Katie Wheatley as assistant softball coach at LaRue County High School
    - Jeremy Curle as substitute custodian at the LaRue County bus garage
    - Roger Pierce as the boys’ tennis coach at LCHS
    - Jerry Cooper as custodian at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    - Amanda Williams as primary teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School
    - Amanda Reed as interim principal at ALES