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Education

  • Homeschooled student joins elite ranks

     Sixteen-year-old Millie Ronkainen did a double take when she came home from her job at Perfect Fit Alterations and spotted a letter from the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program lying on the living room coffee table.

  • Lucky 7 qualify for prestigious Governor's Scholar Program

     For the seventh straight year, LaRue County High School has had seven students qualify for the Governor’s Scholars Program.

  • Gribbins, McMahan graduate from McKendree University

    Two local students graduated from McKendree University.

    Linda Gribbins of Campbellsville earned an MSN degree in nursing education.

    Patty McMahan of Hodgenville, earned a BBA degree magna cum laude in accounting.

  • Taylor, White Graduate from WKCTC

    Two LaRue County residents were among more than 1,500 candidates for graduation eligible to receive one or more credentials from West Kentucky Community and Technical College this month.

    Kristina Marie Taylor of Hodgenville and David White of Sonora received an associate in applied science. White graduated with distinction – having a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 to 4.0.

  • Upton teen wins art contest

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Jacob Walters of Upton as the first place winner for Kentucky’s Second District in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
    Walters, a student at Hart County High School, titled his artwork “Quilt of Life” and describes it as “a representation of dreams as well as a dedication to my grandmother.”

  • School Calendar - May 15

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day

    May 22 – Last day for students

    LCHS
    Baccalaureate
    Baccalaureate is 3 p.m. May 19.

    Graduation – new venue
    LaRue County High School graduation is 8 p.m. May 24 at the football stadium, weather permitting.

    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.

  • HES students enter KET video contest

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School submitted a video to Kentucky Educational Television in hopes of winning an Apple iPad and video production accessories including a microphone, tripod and iPod tripod adapter, through a drawing.
    The overall theme for the video project was, “Our Environment: Local Solutions.”
    Sydney Pepper and Savannah Bandurske, with help from fellow student Christy Kirkpatrick, produced the video entitled, “Home-School-Community: How can we help?”

  • What makes for the best teachers?

    Ask anyone who has gone to school, and most likely that person has had a favorite teacher.
    As part of celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10, numerous people posted online the top qualities of the best teachers. One site’s choices (www.ripplesofimprovement.com) are listed below.

  • Reduce food waste by planning and recycling

     In 2010, the single largest component of municipal solid waste being sent to landfills was not paper or plastic, aluminum cans or glass, but food waste. Roughly 33 million tons of food wastes were thrown out in 2010. Food waste, which includes uneaten food and food preparation scraps, can be hard on our environment and our wallets. 

  • Shaila Winston earns scholarship

     Shaila Winston, a senior at LaRue County High School, is the recipient of the 2013 Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. 

    The Cantrell-Lorey scholarship is an annual scholarship donated by a former graduate, Emma Cantrell (Lorey) — Class of 1958 and her husband. Shaila plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in biology.