• School board hears employment recommendations

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 15:

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Fall festivals a fun way to involve parents at school

     Next to baseball and apple pie, school fall festivals are another aspect of Americana that enjoy a long-standing tradition

    What is better than a bowl of steaming chili to warm kids and parents alike on a crisp, cold fall night? And what better way for a family to spend a Friday night than being together not only to eat, but also to enjoy the games, face-painting, and ever-present cotton candy?

  • Applications accepted for ECTC board

     Applications are being accepted for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors.

    Two positions have been created due to term expirations.

    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown

    Community and Technical College Nominating Commission.

  • SCHOOL: Employment recommendations approved

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 15:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Rejonia Maynor as substitute bus monitor at the LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Peggy Newton as part-time instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Laura Kudrna as the Archery Club sponsor at HES

    • Kathy Milby as the Drama Club sponsor at HES

    • Eric Hughes the Jumping Hawks Club sponsor at HES

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Court

     Members of the LaRue County High School Homecoming Court are front from left, Sheridan Myers, Lauren Meredith, Kayla Skaggs, Courtney Heath; back, Mariah Wiseman, Savannah Brooks, Maddie Lee, Bethany Akin, Sadie Peters and Sarah Stults.

  • PHOTO: Fire safety

     Last week firefighters Dan Risinger and Wally Sparks visited Hodgenville’s Head Start to teach kids about fire safety and prevention. The children practiced their fire drill by crawling out of the building and then were treated to demonstrations of firefighter equipment including a fire truck.

  • PHOTOS: Here, chick-chick

     Fourth-graders in Kathy Milby’s class at Hodgenville Elementary School have been learning about the hatching of baby chicks. The class learned it takes 21 days for the chicks to hatch; however, several of the chicks decided to peck their way out of the shells early over the weekend. Another chick began hatching while the students were in another class. Milby videotaped the hatching (shown on a Smartboard, so they could watch the process. They also are hatching quail eggs.


     Last year’s Homecoming Queen Megan Smith crowned the 2012 Queen, Courtney Heath, during Friday’s football game.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Changes coming to Kindergarten

     Beginning next school year, all students entering kindergarten in Kentucky’s public schools will be required to complete the Brigance readiness screener to ensure that children in all grades receive the support they need to be successful in school.

    Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools participated in piloting the screener in LaRue County earlier this year. 

  • Wathen and Loomis-Anderson enroll at EKU

     More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    Two local students are part of the class: Carl Loomis-Anderson of Sonora; and Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia.

    EKU serves about 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky.