• ON EDUCATING LARUE: Fridays are fantastic for gifted/talented

     Several LaRue County public school students in grades 5-8 identified as gifted/talented are in for some Fantastic Fridays from mid-November to mid-December.

    Campbellsville University is partnering with the LaRue school district in providing four instructional programs with topics that give students “more than what they might get in a regular classroom,” according to Carol Sullivan, director of Campbellsville University’s technology center.

  • Pope receives scholarship to EKU

     Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    LaRue County High School senior Christian Pope has accepted a Regents Scholarship.

  • STUDENT WORK: The Battle of Verdun

     Imagine, hundreds of thousands of men bleeding in the same battle. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most famous, bloodiest, costliest battles in World War I. The battle had a repulsive cause. The German Army shelled France at the start. And its effects on World War I were huge. The history of the Battle of Verdun was amazing and unique.  

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: LCHS offers alternative to ACT prep program

     After several years using TestGear as an online prep for students preparing to take the ACT, LaRue County High School is going to an alternative program.

     “We didn’t feel as though students were utilizing TestGear as much as we had hoped and we believe part of the reason was that it was not as user friendly as we would have liked,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist for LaRue County high and middle schools.

  • PHOTO: Students enjoy outing at Hinton's Orchard

     Hodgenville Elementary Kindergarten students and parents enjoyed a field trip to Hinton’s Orchard. The children learned about growing pumpkins and apples. They were able to understand how pumpkins and apples go from seed to market. Pictured enjoying a hayride to the pumpkin patch are Natalie Dixon, Brayden Williams, Connor Gibson, Garrett Dohn and Glenda Dohn.

  • Locals perform in 'The Magic Flute'

     Campbellsville University's Opera Workshop will present “The Magic Flute” Nov. 17-19 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

    Blake Whitlock, a senior from Hodgenville, will play Sarastro, the High Priest; Raena Hubbel, also of Hodgenville, will play a lady and spirit.

    Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 19 with a Sunday, Nov. 18 matinee at 3 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to the free performances. Seating is first come-first serve.

  • Symone Whalin receives national recognition by Beta Club

     Symone Whalin, an eighth-grader at LaRue County Middle School, is a recipient of the John W. Harris Leadership Award. 

    Whalin, the daughter of James and Retina Whalin of Sonora, is one of only 25 students in the nation to receive the award. She will be honored at the Kentucky State Beta Convention in February. 

    The National Beta Club has been encouraging and developing leadership skills in America’s youth since 1934.

  • PHOTO: WKU honors students

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Eastern disunion

     The European Union was created to unite Europe after experiences with World War I and World War II. European citizens faced the extreme destruction and violence brought on by the wars. The European Union wanted to bring citizens of Europe together to create a common friendship and bond economically, politically and culturally. However, the European Union has not really accomplished its goal in uniting Europe, but has really caused more division among European countries.

    Economic Division of the E.U.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR - Nov. 7, 2012


    Nov. 22 – Holiday

    Dec. 19-31 – Winter Break

    May 21, 2013 – Last day for students



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