• Fourth District Treble Chorus
  • Cambellsville University moves up in the rankings as a “Best College”

    Campbellsville University has moved up from 74th to 69th in the top regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

    “Campbellsville University has once again ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, in his 15th year as CU president, said.

  • School Calendar - September 25, 2013

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 7-11.

    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    Festival and silent auction

  • Grandparents Day was an outpouring of love, learning and success

    Both LaRue County elementary schools and the middle school continue to celebrate Grandparents Day, a holiday in the USA since 1978.

    All three local schools honor those grandparents on different days to be able to best accommodate students meeting with them. Family Resource Centers at Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools and the Youth Service Center at the middle school sponsor the event.    

    HES celebrated with some 600 grandparents Sept. 16-19, according to the school’s FRC Coordinator Melissa Pearman.

  • School board: Grading policy changed, budget approved

    The LaRue County School Board held second reading of a new grading policy last week.

    Standards for high school students were raised with end-of-course tests counting for 20 percent of their total grade.

    Last year, the final exams at LCHS counted 15 percent in each course. In the 2011-12 school year, the exams counted as 10 percent of the grade.

  • Brigance screener leads to student success

    Kindergarten used to be the first in-school experience children would have.

    Now it is becoming the norm for children to prepare for school through pre-schools and other pre-K educational facilities.

    For the past several years, children have been evaluated by their teachers prior to entering kindergarten. A new system has been developed – the Brigance Kindergarten Screener.

    All school districts within the state of Kentucky are required by the state to screen incoming kindergarteners using BKS.

  • Principals share ‘TELL’ results

    During the Sept. 16 school board meeting, each of the LaRue County Schools’ principals presented their individual TELL Report results for this year.

    The TELL Survey (or Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey), is offered to “all licensed school-based educators including teachers, administrators, media coordinators, counselors,” according to its website. The Kentucky Department of Education contracted with the New Teacher Center to administer the survey on a state level.

  • Whelan is National Merit semi-finalist

    A LaRue County High School senior, Evelyn Whelan, has been notified that she is a National Merit semi-finalist, the first student to earn the honor in the last several years at the school.

    The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which serves as an initial screen of about 1.5 million entrants each year.

  • Four 'Distinguished Alumni' honored by schools

     The LaRue County Board of Education has announced four inductees as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni. 

    Phyllis Higdon Gentry, Dr. Brandon Houk, John E. Hornback, and Capt. Mark D. Turner, M.D., will be honored at a luncheon on Oct. 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Turning soup labels into playground equipment