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Education

  • On EDUCATING LARUE: Agencies help families, sponsor activities and clubs

     Providing the best academic instruction and tools is vital if a school wants to prepare students for their best opportunities for success after graduation.

    Important as these things are, however, there’s more to success than academics.  Other barriers exist that don’t deal directly with school subjects, including the need for referrals to health and social services; career exploration and development; summer and part-time job development (high school only); substance abuse education and counseling; and family crisis and mental health counseling.

  • School board approves new teaching position

     The LaRue County School Board approved the creation of a hearing impaired teacher at a special called meeting on Aug. 20.

    The school district already had a contract with Hardin County to provide the service to students.  However, the contract does not cover services to preschool students and there is a student within the district in need of that assistance.

  • First day enrollment remains stable

     A total of 2,310 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day on Aug. 8.

    The figure does not include enrollment at The Life Connection, an alternate school near Sonora.

    Last year’s first day enrollment was 2,353 which included 32 students at TLC.

    First Day Enrollment

    2012

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  505

    Hodgenville Elementary School  534

    LaRue County Middle School  562

    LaRue County High School  709

  • PHOTO: Counting Lincoln's steps

     Hodgenville Elementary School students attended the “Walk Through Lincoln’s Life” program Thursday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Gabriel Wright, a student in David Edwards’ first grade class and his assistant, Mary Gomer, counted the steps leading to the Memorial Building.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Park field trip

     Tracy Tharp and Ms. Carol’s Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten class enjoyed their field trip Thursday to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. The students enjoyed watching Terry Ovesen and his family splitting logs. From left, Rori Cornett, Leah Morrow, Ariel Hernandez, Kristina Wilson, Cody Love and Daniel Duarte.

  • Essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts

     With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Six named Jeff Green Scholars

     Six students from LaRue County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Financial Aid Tips

     If you’re planning on going to college, following these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more scholarship dollars.

    · Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.gov for the fastest response.

    · Look for local scholarships in your newspaper. Community organizations and businesses may have scholarships reserved for local students.

  • Chief Justice Minton to speak at ECTC

     In recognition of Constitution Day, Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. will speak at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College about “The Fourth Amendment and GPS Tracking.” 

    The event will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public. 

    John D. Minton, Jr. was sworn in as the fifth chief justice of Kentucky on June 27, 2008, after service for two years as a justice on the Supreme Court.  He succeeds Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert, who retired June 27.

  • ECTC to host study trip to China

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a tour to China in May 2013 through “Education First Study Tours.”  The tour is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff and the general public – who wants to enjoy the benefits of the lowest possible costs for a 12-day guided tour.  The tour runs from May 14 to 25, 2013, and includes round-trip/internal flights, land transportation, hotels (private bathrooms), light breakfast daily, six local dinners and a full-time tour director.