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Education

  • Speech trio tops in national tourney

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Atlanta this past weekend to participate in the 59th Annual Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University.  
    With more than 160 schools in attendance and 70-to-100 of the best competitors from around the country in each event, LaRue County put three entries in finals and came home with a championship in extemporaneous speaking.

  • Science Fair winners

    Winners of the Elementary School District Science Fair are front from left, Baines Turner, Chris Robbins, Reygan Salsman, and Dalton Cooper; second row, Tanner Lasley, Emma Thompson, Jacob Hinton; back, Chris Collard, Madison Wilmoth and Haley Thompson.
     

  • School board: Rankings up, calendar amended

    Michael Hornback was elected the new chairman to the LaRue County School Board at the Jan. 21 meeting. Joanna Hinton was elected vice-chairman.
    Kathy Belcher, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc., presented Hodgenville Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, and LaRue County High Schools with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant for $8,900. Each school will use the funds to purchase mobile breakfast carts and insulated food bags for their breakfast distribution.  In addition, the elementary schools will purchase items to promote physical activity.

  • New Chinese year, new beginnings

    Welcome to the New Year 4712!
    No, that date is not a typo. It’s the new year on the Chinese calendar which begins Jan. 31.
    A team of Hodgenville Elementary School educators – Sharron Butler (library media), Cara Holt (art), Drew Simpson (physical education), and Kathy Milby (music)‚ decided to use that fact as a learning opportunity for their students.  The students will showcase what they’ve learned in a school assembly Jan. 31.

  • Gray named to Dean’s List

    Felicia Marie Gray was named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s academic honors list for the fall semester.
     

  • School district wins Green Fleets Award

    The LaRue County School District received the 2013 Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Award. This award is given in recognition to the district as one of the top-five school districts participating in the Hybrid Horsepower for Kentucky Schools program. This is the second year the district has received this award.

    In August 2010, LaRue County Schools in Hodgenville took delivery of Kentucky’s first Hybrid Electric school bus. The school system now has four ThomasBuilt Hybrid Electric buses in its fleet.

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard several personnel recommendations Jan. 21.
    • Recommendation of employment for Allison Blair as substitute bus monitor
    •Resignation of Kristi Wright, guidance counselor at LaRue County High School, effective Dec. 20, 2013.
    • Resignation of David Miller as a substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools, effective Feb. 1.

  • Scholarships

    Black History Makers

    The deadline for the McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program, offering $1,500 each to 10 students, is Jan. 31. The program honors outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership, character and community service. It is offered to outstanding high school seniors, with at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean descent. Applications are available at www.mcstate.com. 

     

  • School Calendar

    ALES
    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 Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    LCMS
    Yearbooks on sale

    LCMS yearbooks can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com through Jan. 30.
     
    LCMS site-based council

  • ‘Kindergarten, Here I Come’

    Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. The 2013 Early Childhood Profile indicated in 2012 only 27 percent of the preschoolers entering kindergarten in LaRue County were actually “kindergarten ready.” The remaining 73 percent were considered to be kindergarten ready with support from their teachers.