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Education

  • Early childhood development programs are successful, officials say

     Early childhood development programs and school readiness screenings deserve credit for at least some of the progress made in public education in Kentucky lately, state officials told a legislative committee last week.

    The screenings, currently given to children entering kindergarten in various Kentucky school districts, are often the first indicator of educational success, state Early Childhood Advisory Council member Brigitte Ramsey told the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • University's athletic booster club to hold fundraiser

     Campbellsville University will host the eighth annual Athletic Booster Club auction and dinner Aug. 9 in the Winters Dining Hall.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent auction items (about 20) open for bid and the meal scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall on Campus.

  • Linda Cundiff honored by University

     Campbellsville University art professor Linda J. Cundiff was presented the Campbellsville University Advancement Board's 20th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award for tenured faculty recently.

    The award is given annually to a faculty member who has excelled. Cundiff was given the award by Randy Herron, chair of the CU Advancement Board, and board member Kimble Jessie.

  • Goodlett selected as assistant principal at LCHS

     There is a drawer in Kyle Goodlett’s desk where he keeps a collection that is nearly 10 years running. Inside are notes and other things that have been given to him by his students over the nine years that he has been in the education system.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: LACE Council recognizes volunteers

     Perhaps Marshall Metcalf summarized the reason he and so many others in the LaRue County community spend hours each week volunteering: “I enjoy helping others; it’s fun.”

    Metcalf led LaRue County High School’s Community Volunteer Service Club for the second straight year with over 70 hours spent volunteering.

    In addition to his hours with the club, Metcalf also tutors youth at Kids Crew daycare and volunteers in the summer reading program at LaRue County Library.

  • Brittany Gusler earns 'White Coat'

     Brittany Gusler of Sonora received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. on June 30.

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL conference

    LaRue County High School students Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Elswick, Whitlock and 40 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 17-21 at Murray State University.

  • Western Kentucky University awards degrees

    Several Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
    * Cassandra J. Matthews of Buffalo earned a bachelor of science degree
    * Ashley M. Abell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree
    * Gladys A. Cissell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies
    * Kristi S. Grant of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of science degree
    * John W. Haskins of Hodgenville earned a master of arts in education degree
    * Stephanie S. Matherly of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies

  • Abigail Williamson named President's Scholar

     Abigail Williamson of Hodgenville achieved the designation of President’s Scholar for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

    To be selected for the honor, the student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better for the semester.

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations at its June 18 meeting: (Note: The Board does not approve personnel changes but is notified of new hires, transfers, retirements and resignations.)

    Employment of:
    • Jennifer Propes as library media specialists at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School effective June 1.
    • Millie Underwood as attendance clerk at Hodgenville Elementary School effective June 1.