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Education

  • 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

  • Reding earns Premier Distinction degree

     LaRue County High School student James Reding, under the guidance of Coach Katy Cecil, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic League’s highest degree of student membership. A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds, and service projects. Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district and national.

  • Tri-County Car Club offering $500 scholarship

    For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Car Club is awarding a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing an auto-related career.
    The scholarship will be awarded in May by the club based in Campbellsville which has members from several counties.
    “We obviously have a love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior,” said Al Hardin, president of the club.

  • Scholarships updated 2-28-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Conservation District

  • PHOTO: ALES students attend Jr. Beta Convention
  • ALES fifth graders honor grandparents

    Each year the students in Karlotta Cecil’s fifth grade class honor their grandparents by entering the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teacher Association Grandparent Essay Contest.
    This year the top three essays were written by Haley McDowell, who wrote about her adventures with grandmother Yvonne McDowell; Chloe Childress, who authored an essay on grandmother Shirley Childress; and Maddie Helm, who wrote a story about grandmother Zolon Helm.

  • School Calendar updated 2-28-12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    ALES
    Weekly
    Stay After and Read is every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.
    Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.
     
    Kindergarten
    registration

  • Schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week through March 9

    As schools across the nation celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 5-9, Shelia Skaggs, food service manager at Hodgenville Elementary School, knows firsthand the importance of students’ eating a wholesome breakfast.
    “It’s the most important meal of the day,” Skaggs said. “A good breakfast gives them a jump start so that they can concentrate on learning instead of sitting in the classroom hungry.”

  • LaRue Countians enroll at Union College

     Three local students have been accepted to attend Union College in the fall semester of 2012.

    Those students are Wesley Kessinger and Larry Mullins, both of Hodgenville; and Michael Bray of New Haven.

    Union College is a four-year liberal arts college in Barbourville.