• NASA: Goodnight, moons

     Go outside when the moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two moons.

  • Smith participates in White Coat Ceremony

     Michael Smith was among 58 new students in the physician assistant studies program to receive their white coats during a ceremony in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion A. Auditorium in Lexington.

    Smith, a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2010 graduate of UK with a bachelor’s degree in biology, is pursing a masters in public health.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: District named tops in 'Best Places to Work'

     For the third year in a row, the LaRue County School District was named as one of the top 10 places to work in Kentucky.

    The results came from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics that invited companies in three divisions – small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100-400), and large (greater than 400) - to participate. 

    Employees responded using a seven-point scale to answer questions about their workplace with their responses ranging from strongly agreeing to strongly disagreeing. 

  • PHOTO: Ian Mather with Mob Line

     Ian Mather, student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and LCHS 2011 graduate, competed as part of SCAD's improv group Mobb Line in the south regional College Improv Tournament. Mather and eight other actors participated in the Atlanta competition to earn a spot in the national finals in Chicago in March. Mather and Mobb Line won the Atlanta competition in a unanimous vote of the judges. Above, Mather (far left) with his improv group and directors.

  • Speech team is 'most efficient'

    The LaRue County High School Speech team won an award for efficiency this weekend at the state championship hosted by the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association in Lexington.

    The team placed fourth overall – despite having fewer than half of the entries of several competing schools.

    This is LaRue’s second time in three years winning the squad efficiency award, which is given every year to the team whose individual students average the most points toward the overall sweepstakes totals. 

  • ECTC 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 Fall 2012 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.

  • PHOTO: At the old school: Mrs. Cole's fourth-grade class
  • COLUMN: Help your child learn social studies

     The study of history opens a window into the past that provides an understanding of the present day. It also allows students to analyze how individuals, nations and the global community might develop in the future.

    By learning history, children will develop the intellectual skills and civic values necessary to participate in a democracy, as well as develop the skills necessary to be able to deal with people of other cultures.

    Areas typically covered in the social studies curriculum are history, geography, economics, citizenship, culture and government.

  • Capture the Earth photo contest for middle school students

     The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its third-annual “Capture the Earth” middle school digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.

    The “Capture the Earth” photo contest is open to all Kentucky middle school students. Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.

  • Dental Month at Hodgenville Elementary School