• Speech teams excel in December meets

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team is headed into the halfway point of the season on a roll, having recorded several impressive team and individual performances at recent invitational tournaments. 

  • Students excel in Sixth Grade Showcase

     LaRue County Middle School sixth graders competed in the 14th annual Kentucky Colonels' Sixth Grade Academic Showcase on Dec. 1 at Spencer County Middle School in Taylorsville.

    They placed third in overall team points. Other competing schools besides LaRue and Spencer County Middle Schools were Bardstown Middle School, St. Joseph School, Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

  • On Educating LaRue: HES students love to exercise

     Going back to the time when one-room schools scheduled recess for their students, teachers have encouraged student physical activity not only to strengthen and tone their young muscles, but also to relieve their pent-up energy. 

    As an added bonus, results from a growing field of research links increased physical activity with better academic performance.

    Since October, Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville family resource center coordinator, has led that school’s students to about a half-hour of early morning exercise.

  • ECTC to close for holidays; spring registration begins in January

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6 in observance of the holidays. The college will reopen on Monday, Jan. 7, and registration for spring semester will be held Jan. 9 and 10. Classes begin Jan. 14.

    Registration will begin in the main lobby of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center according to an alphabetic schedule. Students may register after their assigned time but not before. Visit help.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu for more information.

  • Students excel at BETA

     LaRue County had an impressive showing at this year’s state BETA conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Galt House in Louisville. 

    Twenty-nine students from LaRue County High School attended the conference and participated in a talent competition, arts and crafts competition, academic testing and a quiz bowl competition.

    Ashley Cottrell placed second in the state in agriculture and Maddie Lee placed third in oratory. 

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR - Dec. 5, 2012


  • College bound? File that FAFSA

     Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2013 should file the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Crusade for Children collection benefits local children

     Thanks to the hard work of local fire departments and the generosity of LaRue Countians, money generated from the WHAS Crusade for Children has given LaRue County’s school children with disabilities a better opportunity for succeeding in school.          

  • NASA COLUMN: Carbon's travels

     If you weigh 100 pounds, 18 pounds of you is pure carbon. Plants are almost half carbon. Even pure carbon (that is, carbon not combined with anything else) comes in many forms, such as coal, charcoal, even diamonds. Carbon is versatile. Carbon moves. 

  • PHOTO: Class of 1987 reunion