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Education

  • Plouvier named to A-B Honor Roll

    Cole Plouvier, a junior at Bethlehem High School, was named to the A-B honor roll for the first semester of the academic year. Plouvier resides in LaRue County.

  • WKU student visits Ecuador

    Twenty-one Western Kentucky University students spent the winter term studying in Ecuador. Michaela Ash, an Upton senior, was among those participating.

    This is the 22nd year the Department of Agriculture has sponsored the short-term study abroad course. This year’s leaders were Drs. Kristie Guffey and David Coffey.

  • Ellis Fraser excels at speech tournament

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and St. Louis, Mo., to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 25-26.

    Ellis Fraser, a junior from Hodgenville, was tournament champion in impromptu speaking and seventh in communication analysis at the University of Alabama tournament; third in after-dinner speaking, third in impromptu speaking, fourth in communication analysis and sixth in informative speaking at the district tournament.

  • CU's Cheatham to retire

    Campbellsville University's Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of math and computer science, is retiring after 40.5 years of service. The announcement was made Jan. 6 in a meeting of the entire faculty in CU's Winters Dining Hall.

    Cheatham will work the rest of the 2014 calendar year and will officially retire Dec. 31, 2014. There will be a yearlong national search for his successor.

  • Several honored by Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the fall 2013 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2013 academic honors' list includes a total of 607 students, with 229 named to the President’s List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, and 378 named to the Dean's List for achieving a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

  • SCHOOLS ON ONE-HOUR DELAY

    LaRue County Schools were closed Monday and are on a one-hour delay Tuesday.

    Preschool has been canceled.

  • 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.