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Education

  • Kids Count: Fewer children in poverty

    Fewer LaRue County children were living in poverty in 2010 than a decade ago, according to a report released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Overall, health indicators improved during the period although there were areas of concern.
    Kids Count monitors progress for Kentucky’s one million children on more than 100 measures of child well-being including health, safety, economic standards and education.
    County data, provided by the Kids Count project, found that 16 percent of LaRue County children lived in poverty in 2010 compared to 19 percent in 2000.

  • Be prepared: Wintry weather may bring school closings

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that some days of school will be dismissed.      
    When bad weather is on the horizon, what’s the best way to find out if the schools will be called off?
    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • Jessica Adkins graduates from Campbellsville University

     Campbellsville University Bachelor of Social Work graduates were recognized in the annual Carver School of Social Work and Counseling on Dec. 16. Front from left, Amanda Kanode of Campbellsville; Jessica Adkins of Hodgenville; Candace Dye of Campbellsville; Bethany Gray of Campbellsville; and Amber Rich of Columbia. Back, Dr. Japheth Jaoko, associate professor of social work; Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work; Kasi Morrow; Alicia Burton Cindy Dishman; Laurie Bryant; and Mary Lou Stephens.

  • Students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University bestowed degrees on 238 students in two ceremonies Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel.
    Jessica Ann Wilson Adkins of Hodgenville received a bachelor of social work. She is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School.
    Donna K. Puryear of Hodgenville received a master of arts in special education.
    Sharon Denise Gibson of Hodgenville received a master of business administration. She is a 1986 graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Wanda Brockman of Campbellsville and the late Randall Bryant.

  • School board hears personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Dec. 19:

  • Former band booster president questions trip

    The LaRue County Band’s annual four-year trip was a hot topic at the board of education meeting Monday.
    Former LaRue County Band Booster President John Wathen expressed his concerns that less than half of the band members would be attending the planned trip – a cruise to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas.
    “To me it’s just not right,” said Wathen “Surely we can do better than Rooster Run, Kentucky, but I want a trip where all the kids can go if there is any way we can swing it.”

  • PHOTO: Band of Hawks perform at inaugural parade

     The LaRue County High School’s Band of Hawks participated in the 59th inauguration for Gov. Steve Beshear Dec. 13 in Frankfort. The band was one of 54 from around Kentucky participating in the inauguration parade. Above, carrying the banner is left, Josh Adams and Parker Smith. 

  • School board learns about new teaching methods

     In a special called board meeting Wednesday, LaRue County Board of Education members and Superintendent Sam Sanders met at local elementary schools to see firsthand the activities going on in local classrooms. 

  • BETA students take 4th in Quiz Bowl

     Thirteen students from LCHS attended the State BETA conventions on Dec. 9-10. BETA club is a new club at LCHS. BETA club is an honor society whose mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.  

  • PHOTO: Kindergarten economics

     Kindergarten students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary recently completed their economic study of wants and needs. As part of the unit, Katie McDowell, manager of the Hodgenville Branch of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union presented a lesson on saving, charity and spending to each of the five kindergarten classes. The students learned how they could begin their own simple money plan as young as age five. Pictured with McDowell are Katelyn Williams and Carter Peace.