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  • Essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts

     With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Six named Jeff Green Scholars

     Six students from LaRue County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Financial Aid Tips

     If you’re planning on going to college, following these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more scholarship dollars.

    · Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.gov for the fastest response.

    · Look for local scholarships in your newspaper. Community organizations and businesses may have scholarships reserved for local students.

  • Chief Justice Minton to speak at ECTC

     In recognition of Constitution Day, Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. will speak at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College about “The Fourth Amendment and GPS Tracking.” 

    The event will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public. 

    John D. Minton, Jr. was sworn in as the fifth chief justice of Kentucky on June 27, 2008, after service for two years as a justice on the Supreme Court.  He succeeds Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert, who retired June 27.

  • ECTC to host study trip to China

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a tour to China in May 2013 through “Education First Study Tours.”  The tour is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff and the general public – who wants to enjoy the benefits of the lowest possible costs for a 12-day guided tour.  The tour runs from May 14 to 25, 2013, and includes round-trip/internal flights, land transportation, hotels (private bathrooms), light breakfast daily, six local dinners and a full-time tour director.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR: SEPT 5

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  • PHOTO: ALES tests

     First grade teachers at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School analyze their students' results on an achievement test. From left are Bethany Bowen, Carlene Gibson, Darcy Pruitt and Lisa Hawkins.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Help Desk ready to repair laptops

     With almost 800 laptops in use every day at LaRue County High School, having some computer malfunctions is unavoidable.

    Thanks to a Help Desk class, however, the school is able to have the computer problems solved in house, saving the district money while at the same time giving invaluable hands-on experience to the students involved.

    “On a typical day we have around 10 to 20 issues with the laptops,” said Shannon Bowen, who is the teacher in charge of the class, which is a follow up to Computer Support Essentials, which he also teaches.

  • Safely share the road with school buses

     

  • Head Start receives new computers

     Several Central Kentucky Head Start locations got a boost in their efforts to promote the school readiness of children from birth to age 5 through new computers and printers donated Wednesday through the ConnectKentucky Computers 4 Kids program.