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Education

  • Schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week through March 9

    As schools across the nation celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 5-9, Shelia Skaggs, food service manager at Hodgenville Elementary School, knows firsthand the importance of students’ eating a wholesome breakfast.
    “It’s the most important meal of the day,” Skaggs said. “A good breakfast gives them a jump start so that they can concentrate on learning instead of sitting in the classroom hungry.”

  • LaRue Countians enroll at Union College

     Three local students have been accepted to attend Union College in the fall semester of 2012.

    Those students are Wesley Kessinger and Larry Mullins, both of Hodgenville; and Michael Bray of New Haven.

    Union College is a four-year liberal arts college in Barbourville.

  • Campbellsville University offers matching funds for KEES

    Campbellsville University is offering students in LaRue County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

    Students in Washington, Hart, Metcalfe, Nelson and Cumberland counties are now eligible for the matching money in addition to those in Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell and Pulaski counties.

  • Early Childhood Development Scholarship available

     Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Young Achievers photos on display at Towne Mall

    The Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council announces that the Young Achievers Program is now on display at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown until March 16.  
    The display consists of fifth and eighth graders who have been nominated by their teachers or guidance counselors.
    The Young Achievers Program recognizes students for academic excellence, leadership qualities and good citizenship.
    Students are photographed by McCoy’s Image Studio, showing their interests and accomplishments.  

  • No news on new school board member

     According to LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders, interviews took place last Friday to name an interim board member to fill the vacant seat on the school board. 

  • LCHS Speech Team honing skills for state competition

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team is off to a great start this semester as they prepare for their remaining state and national qualifying tournaments.
    “Despite their youth, this team has worked together and pushed each other to keep up the tradition of success at LCHS in speech and debate,” said assistant coach Bill Thompson.” They have set high goals and consistently met them.”      

  • PHOTO: Meet the LCHS Speech Team
  • Free book provides advice to adults returning to college

    Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.
    “Adults Returning to School” is published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), the state agency that administers Kentucky student financial aid programs and provides college planning materials.

  • Local Scholarships Available

    County Homemaker Scholarship