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Education

  • LCMS teacher receives MAC grant

     Barbara Davila, a teacher at LaRue County Middle School, is the recipient of a $300 MAC Grant from McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. 

    For the 10th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers shared their ideas of how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving one of McDonald’s MAC Grants. The grant program rewards teachers for innovation and creativity in the classroom by providing funding for hands-on learning activities.

  • Denise Skaggs named interim principal

     Denise Skaggs, instructional supervisor and former LaRue County Intermediate School principal, has been named interim principal at LaRue County Middle School, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    She will welcome students back to school after winter break on Jan. 2.

    She takes over from Bob Bright, who resigned effective Dec. 31. Bright, who served as principal since 2010, has accepted a position as CEO/executive director of the National Beta Club. He and his wife, Kay, plan to move to Spartanburg, N.C.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling off school can be a tough call

     The old bromide, “If you don’t like the weather in Kentucky, just wait a few minutes,” holds some truth, especially in the winter when temperatures can drop several degrees in a very short time, changing wet roads to ice.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR - Dec. 19, 2012

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  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Financial aid information available at free event

     Co-sponsored by the youth service center, College Application Week held in late November at LaRue County High School helped students take a proactive step toward making the financial burden of a college degree lighter.

    The costs graduating seniors face for a college degree are staggering and climbing.

  • Learn to sell on eBay

     Learning to sell on eBay can be profitable and fun. Whether selling handmade Kentucky crafts, antiques, collectibles and more, eBay is one of several electronic marketplaces to sell your stuff.

    Participants will learn to list items, calculate shipping charges, learn about eBay fees and more in a four-hour class offered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The class will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12. Cost is $49. To enroll or for more information, call 706-8702.

  • PHOTO: ECTC hosts automotive training

  • Knowledge Master Academic Team wins competition

     LaRue County Middle School’s Knowledge Master Academic Team coached by Doris Jean Holleran won first place in the competition for the 2012-2013 season. They beat teams from T.K. Stone, St. James School and Edmonson County to win the title. 

    Knowledge Masters is an academic competition for area middle schools that is sponsored by Hardin County Schools and televised on HCEC-TV.

    Winning team members from LCMS are Briar Holt, Hannah Keith, Skyler Hornback and Harrison Hynes. 

  • Speech teams excel in December meets

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team is headed into the halfway point of the season on a roll, having recorded several impressive team and individual performances at recent invitational tournaments. 

  • Students excel in Sixth Grade Showcase

     LaRue County Middle School sixth graders competed in the 14th annual Kentucky Colonels' Sixth Grade Academic Showcase on Dec. 1 at Spencer County Middle School in Taylorsville.

    They placed third in overall team points. Other competing schools besides LaRue and Spencer County Middle Schools were Bardstown Middle School, St. Joseph School, Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Bluegrass Christian Academy.