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Education

  • Courtney Pottinger graduates from Kentucky State

     Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry during Kentucky State University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on May 4 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Pottinger was on the Kentucky State University Cross Country team in fall 2009 and ran track in spring 2010. Pottinger plans to work as a chemistry sales representative. 

  • MONEY TIPS FOR STUDENTS: Identity theft

     Identity theft can affect anyone — including students. In fact, students under age 18 are often targeted because they often have no reason to check their credit scores to see if someone has been using their Social Security number. There are several measures you can take to help protect yourself and your identity, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Puryear inducted into Holleian Society

     LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Curtis Puryear was inducted into the Holleian Society at the university’s annual awards program. 

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement and recognition of superior achievement in liberal arts studies. Faculty select students on the basis of academic achievement. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • Wathen receives Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship

     Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected to receive the PM USA/USST Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship.

    As the son and nephew of two life-long farmers, Wathen showed leadership by working on the farm, starting his own crop and taking an A.P. chemistry class to help with farm improvements.

    He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    He is the son of John and Kim Wathen.

  • Hanson graduates from EKU

     Richard Lowell Hanson of Buffalo graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in the spring semester.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in correctional and juvenile justice studies.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll - Fourth quarter

     All A

  • Rocket Team places 45th in nation

     LaRue County High School’s Rocket Corps finished 45th out of 100 teams in the Team America Rocketry Challenge held in May in Washington, D.C.

  • Wathen earns merit scholarship at EKU

     Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, has been awarded a Music Department Scholarship and Regents Scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University.

    Wathen was a member of the Band of Hawks, honor graduate and member of the chess club. He is the son of John and Kim Wathen.

  • Zachary Lee wins Gerald T. McCubbin scholarship

     Zachary Lee of Hodgenville, a recent LaRue County High School graduate, has been awarded the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The $500 scholarship is awarded based on school and community activities, academics, scholastic honors, achievements and an essay addressing how their education will benefit humanity.

    Lee plans to pursue a degree in electrical engineering at Liberty University. He is the son of Marty and Teresa Lee.

  • James Crosswhite awarded Memorial Scholarship

     James Crosswhite, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, is the winner of the LCHS Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship.

    James, the son of Lester and Melissa Crosswhite, will attend the University of Louisville this fall where he plans to major in engineering.

    The $500 scholarship has been awarded for the past four years and was established by the Class of 1968 in memory of their deceased classmates.