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Education

  • 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.

  • ECT Dean's and President's Lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for the spring semester. The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:
    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • Literacy Council presents volunteer awards

     The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education (LACE) Council recognized local volunteers at a May 22 meeting.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was named recipient of the Community Education Service Award.

    The Chamber has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the Council’s student activities, sharing information on various programs while committing to educating the whole community. Director Jessica Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

     Kentucky high school students and 2012 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: New state tests measure standards

    Soon, results from Kentucky’s schools assessment system will be available.  

    To understand those reports and the assessment system better, here is some information from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    With the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, Kentucky’s public education system underwent many changes including more rigorous academic standards and new state tests to measure those standards.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College - Honors List

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean's List and the President's Honor List for the spring semester. The President's Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President's Honor List.

  • Hodgenville man turns stormchaser for a semester

     A Hodgenville man was part of a 7,900-mile, 16-state journey taken by Western Kentucky University students.

    Evan Webb was one of eight meteorology students to participate in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class. The group set out across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying a wide variety of severe weather.

  • Student art contest commemorates Emancipation Proclamation

    Student art contest commemorates 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, has launched a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • PHOTO: Kids Crew artists

     Students in Mrs. Holt’s Art Class, at Kids Crew worked together to create the artwork shown, as part of their lesson on murals. Students were able to make connections to what they knew of murals from their elementary schools, and the public library to create this jungle scene. Kids Crew is sponsored by the United Way and has a variety of classes such as: Art, Music, Tae Kwon Do,  and they also participate in the summer reading program at the public library, and have many field trips planned for the summer around the state.