• PHOTO: Dr. Seuss and Sunrise

     Lisa Shaheen, a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, read a Dr. Seuss book to kindergarten students in Lauren Abbott’s class at Hodgenville Elementary School. Nikki Blair held the book for her.

  • On Educating LaRue: Students are ready to grow

     With the calendar showing March, a lot of LaRue Countians are pulling out their garden catalogs to start planning what favorites and exotic vegetables and flowers they will try this spring.

    At LaRue County High School, agriculture teacher Misty Bivens has 24 students in Greenhouse Technology getting a jump start on the growing season and, in the process, honing skills that cover several school subjects - marketing, plant science, botany and math, according to Bivens.

  • Elementary students tops at Governor's Cup

    Students from four area elementary schools met Saturday at Hodgenville Elementary to compete in the District Governor’s Cup Competition. Schools attending were Abraham Lincoln, Boston Elementary, Foster Heights and HES.

    With about 60 students entered in subject area assessments including math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, written composition, language arts, quick recall and future problem solving, the two area elementary schools represented LaRue County well.

  • Speech team qualifies six for national tournament

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League National Qualifier Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. 

    The national tournament will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

    Sophomore Brian Anderson was the champion in extemporaneous speaking for the second year in a row.

  • PHOTO: Word of the Day

     Bailey Litton enjoyed working on the “word of the day” in the “word work” literacy center. She is a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Pope receives scholarship from McDonald's

     Community leaders joined local McDonald’s owner/operators on Feb. 25, recognizing 10 area high school students, including Christian Pope, a senior at LaRue County High School, as Black History Makers of Tomorrow.

    McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February’s Black History Month by awarding $15,000 in scholarships to high school seniors selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement. 

  • PHOTO: Tutor time

     Laura Evans, a United Way tutor, helped Kaleb Graham with his homework at Kids Crew.

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  • I love my library: Items pass first through Graff

     February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” 

  • Fraser takes fourth in after-dinner speaking

     The Western Kentucky University Forensics team won its 23rd consecutive state championship Saturday.

    Ellis Fraser, a graduate of LaRue County High School, celebrated with his team as he finished fourth in after-dinner speaking, sixth in dramatic interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation.

    Fraser is a sophomore from Hodgenville. 

    This year’s tournament, hosted at Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.