• 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. 

  • Courtney Murray: Exceptional education, exceptional teacher

     Courtney Murray, exceptional education teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, is one of 10 LaRue County School District teachers who have achieved national board certification.

  • 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.