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Education

  • High school students get a lesson in leadership

    A good leader follows the Golden Rule in that he is more interested in others than in himself.
    That was the tenet Mark Needham, special assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, shared with Teens Leading Kids at LaRue County High School Jan. 19.
    Needham, executive director and chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, should know leadership. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 earning a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a commission as an armor officer.  

  • Fraser takes fourth in Black Warrior tourney

     Twenty members of Western Kentucky University’s national champion forensic team, including one from LaRue County, kicked off competition for the spring semester by winning two tournaments hosted on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, took fourth in impromptu speaking at the Black Warrior tournament/AFA qualifier.

  • School board prepares for possible cuts

     The LaRue County School Board approved the review draft budget for 2012-13 at last Tuesday's meeting.

    Board member Norbert Skees asked if anything stood out with the budget this year. Superintendent Sam Sanders replied that “it looks terrible right now” due to projected cuts in education. Sanders noted no layoffs or staff cuts are projected.

    Sanders added that the draft is in early stages of development. Discussion among the board led to comments that “education was on the table” and cuts as steep as 8.4 percent could be seen.

  • Campbellsville University announces honor students

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2011 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 2011 academic honors’ list includes 518 students, with 352 students who achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 and have been named to the Dean's List. Others with a 4.0 grade point average have been named to the President’s List; 166 students were named to that list.

  • COLUMN: Raising scientifically literate children

     Science is all around us. Nearly everything we do has a scientific implication.  We are a nation of citizens that depend greatly on science. As parents, you can do many things to build a love and respect for science in your children.

    Scientifically literate children have and continue to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for academic success. Scientifically literate citizens understand the importance of science in their daily lives, can evaluate public policy decisions, and make informed decisions about science reports in the media.

  • School Calendar updated 117

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Feb. 17. Spring break is April 9-13.

    ALES
    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 19 – STLP Club meets after school until 4:15 p.m. in the computer lab
    Jan. 26 – Science Fair Help Night, 5-7, in the cafeteria

  • LaRue County High School Honor Roll - Second Nine Weeks

    All “A” Honor Roll

  • Nolin RECC offers scholarships

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students. The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.
    Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

  • Board members honored for service this month

    During January, more than 800 local school board members are being honored for their service to school districts in Kentucky.
    “LaRue County Schools have been very fortunate to have a board committed to making decisions based on our students’ and community’s best interest,” Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent, said. “Because of this, the school system has made tremendous progress in every area.”

  • GRADUATION: Aimee and Joshua Murphy graduate from U of L

     Aimee Gabrielle Lynott Murphy graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor of science degree in nursing on Dec. 18, 2011.

    She is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and the daughter of Joseph and Pamela Lynott of Buffalo.

    Her husband, Josh Murphy, a 2003 graduate of LCHS, also graduated the University of Louisville with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology.

    Aimee Murphy started her nursing career at the Audubon Hospital emergency department in Louisville on Jan. 16.