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Education

  • Hutchins retires, seeks new paths

    Dee Hutchins, an eight-year teaching veteran at LaRue County High School, resigned May 1, opting to take an early retirement.

    Hutchins, social studies department chair and former head boy’s basketball coach, taught U.S. history, world civilizations and street law. He served also as a part-time professor at Campbellsville University.

    Hutchins coached boy’s basketball from 1999 to 2005 at LCHS.

    “I’ve enjoyed this aspect of my life and now I’m ready to travel new roads,” said Hutchins.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day
    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    LCHS
    LCHS site-based council

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 27 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    St. Catherine Academy Open House

  • 140 to attend 'Cool School'

    School will be exceptionally “cool” at Hodgenville Elementary next week.

    HES and Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s family resource centers, with the district’s youth service center, are sponsoring Cool School – five days of learning and experimenting with an emphasis on fun for LaRue County first-through-fifth-grade students.

  • School Board forms ‘food and nutrition’ committee

     A food and nutrition committee, proposed by LaRue County School Board member Linda Pearman, will meet this summer in an effort to improve the district’s lunch program.

  • Superintendent’s annual evaluation praises student achievement

     Superintendent Sam Sander’s annual evaluation was presented at the May 20 school board meeting.

  • Faculty, students grieve for coach

      Colleagues and students of Nathan McCurry are mourning the loss of an educator and coach who was known for his compassion and enthusiasm for teaching.

  • 160 graduate in outdoor ceremony

    LaRue County High School’s graduating seniors were the first, in 50 years, to walk across the stage outdoors.

    The ceremony, held Friday night, took place on Hawk football field in front of a large crowd.

    “The weather was absolutely perfect for graduation and the set-up made for a wonderful venue for the ceremony,” said Paul M. Mullins, LCHS principal.

  • Personnel changes made in school district

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations on May 20:
    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

  • School Board approves tentative budget, adopts calendar

    LaRue County School Board members met May 20, to discuss end-of-year and upcoming school year plans.

    A tentative budget was briefly assessed by members of the board and passed.

    Salaries for the 2013-14 fiscal year will total more than $11 million dollars; a little more than $1 million is earmarked for grant specific positions, such as community services.

  • National Board Certification brought ‘greater impact to teaching’

    For Abraham Lincoln Elementary fourth grade teacher Heather Sutherland, earning her national board teacher certification was all about growing as an educator.

    As challenging as this process was, it was equally rewarding, according to the veteran teacher.

    “It shows you what highly effective educators do in and out of the classroom on a daily basis and then causes you to self-reflect, analyze and compare yourself to those standards,” she said.