For Doris Jean Holleran, her classroom at LaRue County Middle School was her home away from home for the past 17 years.
Holleran, who taught math courses and coached the Math Counts and the Academic Team, retired in May.
Holleran spent four years in the Fayette County School system before accepting a job in LaRue in 1984. She taught in LaRue County for 29 years.
A 1975 graduate of LaRue County High School, Holleran said she was thrilled to teach in her home county.