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Education

  • Quest '13 provides gifted and talented students with new challenges

    This week, 127 of LaRue County’s gifted and talented students are on quests to broaden their knowledge while pursuing enjoyable activities at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    “Quest ’13 provides enriching, challenging learning experiences for gifted-talented/talent pool students in LaRue County schools,” said Karyn Brey, district Read to Achieve intervention teacher and elementary gifted/talented coordinator.

  • Local students named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring semester.

  • What we are eating and how can we make healthy choices?

     Research shows that many of us are not getting enough nutrient dense foods, the foods that give our bodies the most benefit. Instead we are eating too many solid fats (unhealthy fats), added sugar, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat. 

  • LCHS principal search begins

     In the wake of the resignation of LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins, the school’s site-based decision-making council is “left with the difficult task of replacing” him, said council member and teacher Justin Craft.

    Mullins, after eight years at the helm of LCHS, has accepted a position as superintendent of schools in Garrard County.

    At its last meeting, the council approved an online survey to gather information from the community on “what qualities it wants in our next principal at LCHS.”

  • Daycare installs crumb rubber playground surface

    Bullfrogs & Butterflies Child Development Center installed Playsafer Rubber Mulch on their playground on May 28. The installation was made possible through a matching grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

    “We did a lot of fundraising and several parents donated to help match the grant,” said Patty Edwards, director. “In all, the improvements totaled over $10,000.”

  • It’s never too late to earn a GED

    William Chesser of Magnolia recently accomplished something he had not thought possible.

    Chesser, 67, recently received his GED – a high school equivalency diploma. It took almost two years of studying but he stuck to it and can now be called a graduate.

    Chesser said it was something he had always wanted to do but working and supporting a family left him with little spare time. So when the opportunity presented itself after retirement, he took the plunge.

  • Hutchins retires, seeks new paths

    Dee Hutchins, an eight-year teaching veteran at LaRue County High School, resigned May 1, opting to take an early retirement.

    Hutchins, social studies department chair and former head boy’s basketball coach, taught U.S. history, world civilizations and street law. He served also as a part-time professor at Campbellsville University.

    Hutchins coached boy’s basketball from 1999 to 2005 at LCHS.

    “I’ve enjoyed this aspect of my life and now I’m ready to travel new roads,” said Hutchins.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day
    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    LCHS
    LCHS site-based council

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 27 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    St. Catherine Academy Open House

  • 140 to attend 'Cool School'

    School will be exceptionally “cool” at Hodgenville Elementary next week.

    HES and Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s family resource centers, with the district’s youth service center, are sponsoring Cool School – five days of learning and experimenting with an emphasis on fun for LaRue County first-through-fifth-grade students.

  • School Board forms ‘food and nutrition’ committee

     A food and nutrition committee, proposed by LaRue County School Board member Linda Pearman, will meet this summer in an effort to improve the district’s lunch program.