• National Board Certification brought ‘greater impact to teaching’

    For Abraham Lincoln Elementary fourth grade teacher Heather Sutherland, earning her national board teacher certification was all about growing as an educator.

    As challenging as this process was, it was equally rewarding, according to the veteran teacher.

    “It shows you what highly effective educators do in and out of the classroom on a daily basis and then causes you to self-reflect, analyze and compare yourself to those standards,” she said.

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Cambellsville University honors local teachers

    Campbellsville University honored 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award on May 11.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he is convinced teaching is a calling. He thanked the large number of administrators who were there to support their teachers.

    He said the teachers are always welcome at Campbellsville University.

  • School Calendar

    Last day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students


    LCHS site-based council
    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 11 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    St. Catherine Academy Open House

  • LaRue County Literacy Council honors volunteers

    The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council honored several local volunteers for their community service in a ceremony May 7 at the county cooperative extension service office in Hodgenville.

    Pam Bowling received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Bowling, an active booster club member, volunteers often. She has assisted with College Application Day at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School’s Reality Store.   

  • LCHS principal chosen as Garrard superintendent of schools

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.
    Mullins’ appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard (pronounced “Garrett”) County Board of Education.
    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. He sent out a mass email and spoke to others individually.

  • LCHS graduation moves outdoors

    For the first time in more than 50 years, LaRue County High School commencement is scheduled to be held outside this year.
    The 160 graduates are scheduled to receive their diplomas at Hawks’ Football Stadium in an 8 p.m. ceremony on May 24.  
    “This year’s senior class has been an advocate all year long for this move,” said LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. “The last couple of years we have experienced extreme heat in the gym. In fact, last year it was so hot the walls and even the floor on the stage were sweating.”

  • Class begins for arthritis sufferers

    Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    Osteoarthritis is usually caused by normal wear and tear, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Other types of arthritis can be caused by uric acid crystals, infections or even an underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus.

  • Siblings win state library video contest

    Three Hodgenville teenagers have won a statewide video contest.
    Levi, Stephanie and Heather Clark, children of Charlotte and Steve Clark, defeated four other finalists to win the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge.
    The challenge involves the creation of a public service announcement to promote student use of local libraries. This year’s theme was “Beneath the Surface.”
    Twenty-six states participated in the challenge.   

  • Ian Mather accepted to Apprentice Company

    Ian Mather, 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, has been accepted to the Apprentice Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

    The Williamstown Theatre Festival has a 58-year production history with both Equity actors and apprentices. Acceptance into the apprentice company means that Mather will spend this summer working with other actors on several shows including The Bridges of Madison County, Animal Crackers and Pygmalion.