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Education

  • 160 graduate in outdoor ceremony

    LaRue County High School’s graduating seniors were the first, in 50 years, to walk across the stage outdoors.

    The ceremony, held Friday night, took place on Hawk football field in front of a large crowd.

    “The weather was absolutely perfect for graduation and the set-up made for a wonderful venue for the ceremony,” said Paul M. Mullins, LCHS principal.

  • Personnel changes made in school district

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations on May 20:
    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

  • School Board approves tentative budget, adopts calendar

    LaRue County School Board members met May 20, to discuss end-of-year and upcoming school year plans.

    A tentative budget was briefly assessed by members of the board and passed.

    Salaries for the 2013-14 fiscal year will total more than $11 million dollars; a little more than $1 million is earmarked for grant specific positions, such as community services.

  • National Board Certification brought ‘greater impact to teaching’

    For Abraham Lincoln Elementary fourth grade teacher Heather Sutherland, earning her national board teacher certification was all about growing as an educator.

    As challenging as this process was, it was equally rewarding, according to the veteran teacher.

    “It shows you what highly effective educators do in and out of the classroom on a daily basis and then causes you to self-reflect, analyze and compare yourself to those standards,” she said.

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Cambellsville University honors local teachers

    Campbellsville University honored 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award on May 11.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he is convinced teaching is a calling. He thanked the large number of administrators who were there to support their teachers.

    He said the teachers are always welcome at Campbellsville University.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    HES

    LCHS
    LCHS site-based council
    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 11 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    St. Catherine Academy Open House

  • LaRue County Literacy Council honors volunteers

    The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council honored several local volunteers for their community service in a ceremony May 7 at the county cooperative extension service office in Hodgenville.

    Pam Bowling received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Bowling, an active booster club member, volunteers often. She has assisted with College Application Day at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School’s Reality Store.   

  • LCHS principal chosen as Garrard superintendent of schools

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.
    Mullins’ appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard (pronounced “Garrett”) County Board of Education.
    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. He sent out a mass email and spoke to others individually.

  • LCHS graduation moves outdoors

    For the first time in more than 50 years, LaRue County High School commencement is scheduled to be held outside this year.
    The 160 graduates are scheduled to receive their diplomas at Hawks’ Football Stadium in an 8 p.m. ceremony on May 24.  
    “This year’s senior class has been an advocate all year long for this move,” said LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. “The last couple of years we have experienced extreme heat in the gym. In fact, last year it was so hot the walls and even the floor on the stage were sweating.”