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Education

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers scholarship

     Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 40-county coverage area. The deadline for applications is March 26.

    Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 11th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.  

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: testGEAR helps students prepare for ACT

     Every LaRue County High School student has access to a computer program designed not only to help that pupil to score better on the ACT but also on end-of-course assessments required by the new state testing system, Unbridled Learning.

    Named testGEAR, the program produced by the Xap Corporation, guides students through up to 50 hours of instruction, practice, and diagnostic testing.  LCHS has a site license that allows all its students to use the program.

  • Band boosters host bunco fundraiser

    Project Graduation will sponsor a bunco fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 in the LaRue County High School Cafeteria. Food and registration begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; open to community.

    Monetary or gift donations may be dropped off at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the high school library.

  • Several students named to Dean's List at St. Catharine

     Several local students were named to the Dean’s List at St. Catharine College, Springfield for the fall semester. The Dean's List includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999.

    They include Christopher Brady, Melinda Norris, Angela Rogers and Steven Smith, all of New Haven; and Adrienne Leigh of Bradfordsville.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Good study habits increase hope of success

     The start of a new year is a good time for students to resolve to rid themselves of poor study habits and, in their place, to develop study skills that will help them be successful.

    Self-discipline is a key factor to better study habits and, as a result, better grades. As the study habits improve, so do the chances for students to transition into adult life more successfully, to bridge the gap between high school and the adult world.

  • Kindergarten students enjoy a day on 'The Polar Express'

     Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students’ incorporated the story of “The Polar Express” into their celebrations. 

    Kelly Ray’s class arrived to school with pajamas on and was surprised to find the book coming to life with train tracks leading into their classroom.  Throughout the day the class wore conductor hats, wrote a Five Senses Poem about what they see and hear on the train, listened to the book, watched the movie and had a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Former teacher sues Campbellsville schools

    A Sonora woman is suing Campbellsville school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

  • School Calendar: updated 1228

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

    ALES
    Site-based council  
       The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council
       The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    LCMS
    Site-based council

  • Kids Count: Fewer children in poverty

    Fewer LaRue County children were living in poverty in 2010 than a decade ago, according to a report released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Overall, health indicators improved during the period although there were areas of concern.
    Kids Count monitors progress for Kentucky’s one million children on more than 100 measures of child well-being including health, safety, economic standards and education.
    County data, provided by the Kids Count project, found that 16 percent of LaRue County children lived in poverty in 2010 compared to 19 percent in 2000.

  • Be prepared: Wintry weather may bring school closings

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that some days of school will be dismissed.      
    When bad weather is on the horizon, what’s the best way to find out if the schools will be called off?
    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.