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Education

  • Scholarships updated 2-28-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Conservation District

  • PHOTO: ALES students attend Jr. Beta Convention
  • ALES fifth graders honor grandparents

    Each year the students in Karlotta Cecil’s fifth grade class honor their grandparents by entering the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teacher Association Grandparent Essay Contest.
    This year the top three essays were written by Haley McDowell, who wrote about her adventures with grandmother Yvonne McDowell; Chloe Childress, who authored an essay on grandmother Shirley Childress; and Maddie Helm, who wrote a story about grandmother Zolon Helm.

  • School Calendar updated 2-28-12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    ALES
    Weekly
    Stay After and Read is every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.
    Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.
     
    Kindergarten
    registration

  • 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.