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Education

  • Wathen and Loomis-Anderson enroll at EKU

     More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    Two local students are part of the class: Carl Loomis-Anderson of Sonora; and Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia.

    EKU serves about 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky. 

  • PHOTO: Johnny Appleseed

      Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Johnny Appleseed. The kids enjoyed learning about the life of Johnny Appleseed and celebrated his birthday by blowing out a candle in his apple. Pictured are Lee Bunnell, Hailey Richards, Ozariah Embree, Tyler Tabb, Marco Valle and Johnny Appleseed (Renee Skaggs).

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: New employees welcomed by school district

     The LaRue County School District strives to employ the most capable and professional teachers and support staff in our schools.

    This year, several people have joined the district in various positions.

    Kyle Goodlett is serving as assistant principal at LaRue County High School.

  • Shelly Meredith earns White Coat

     A LaRue County resident is one of the members of the third class of Lindsey Wilson College students officially accepted into the college’s baccalaureate nursing program.

  • PHOTO: Distinguished Alumni

    From left, David Walsh, Glen Rice, Tom Fulkerson and James D. LaRue Jr. were recognized as Distinguished Alumni of LaRue County School at a luncheon in their honor on Oct. 5 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • EKU offers two local students

     More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    Two local students are part of the class: Carl Loomis-Anderson of Sonora; and Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia.

    EKU serves about 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky. 

  • School Calendar - Oct. 3, 2012

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  • Financial aid has a language of its own

     As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

    · Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

    · Expected family contribution (EFC). This is the amount the student and family are expected to pay toward yearly college costs.

  • Fraser takes fourth in WKU forensics tourney

     The Western Kentucky University forensics team co-hosted the Forensics Fiesta with Miami University on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 28-30.  

    The event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, and hosted 19 schools, including the University of Alabama, Truman State University, Ball State University and Rice University. WKU students competed in the tournament, but as co-host the team was not eligible for overall team sweepstakes awards.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: K-PREP assessments arrive this month

     When K-PREP (statewide assessment) reports arrive later this month, the school report card will be available online while LaRue County’s schools will send hard copies of individual student reports home.

    The one-page (front and back) student report not only will show the level of the student’s performance (novice, apprentice, proficient, and distinguished) but also will reveal how the student’s scores on the academic subjects compare with school, district and state average scores.