A program that provides free breakfast and lunch to students will expand to all LaRue County Schools in the 2015-16 school year, helping to ensure students are ready to learn
    and cutting paperwork for parents.
    At its May 12 special meeting, the LaRue County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved free breakfast and lunch for every middle and high school student.
    Free breakfast and lunch already is provided at the district’s elementary

  • Local students graduate from McKendree

    McKendree University announces the following local students are among its Class of 2015 graduates:

    • Darin Crossno of Sonora, BBA in management.

    • Cynthia Morris of Hodgenville, MSN in nursing education.

    The Lebanon, Illinois, campus held its 175th commencement exercises during two ceremonies on May 9 for undergraduate and graduate students who completed their degree requirements in December 2014, May and July 2015. Graduates at the Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky campuses receive their diplomas on June 6.

  • Students participate in Special Olympics
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Summer activities planned by Kids' Crew

    Children in Kids Crews’ summer program need to look no further than into a mirror to find Super-Heroes.

    “Our summer program entitled ‘The Super Hero in Me’ begins June 1 and will include many different indoor and outdoor activities to help the children find the ‘super hero’ within themselves,” explained Janet Campbell.

    Learning opportunities abound each weekday. The children will do craft projects, learn good nutrition, music, dance, drama, yoga and even tae-kwon-do.

  • PHOTOS: HES Mother's Day

    Teacher Lauren Abbott and Molly Abbott, a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School, enjoyed coloring a butterfly to predict what color butterflies our caterpillars will make. 

  • School Calendar - May 6, 2015

    YSC Advisory Council
    The LaRue County Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the LaRue County Extension office. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Marsha Duncan at 270-358-9745 or marsha.duncan@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates
    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on May 18.


  • It's a shoe-in at ALES

    On Monday, every student, teacher and staff member at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School received a new pair of shoes.
    John Lear, pastor of Freedom’s Way Assembly of God in Hodgenville, said his congregation wanted to provide outreach to help local families and children. They learned about the Rural Compassion program, a branch of Convoy of Hope, that provides new, name brand shoes to rural schools.
    The church completed the paperwork, notified administrators at ALES and a group of volunteers went to the school two days in March to take sizes for shoes.

  • Red Cross offers scholarship to students

    This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. 

    The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District Scholarship

    Felicia Hornback of Hodgenville is the recipient of a scholarship from the LaRue County Conservation District. She is active in LaRue County FFA and plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Murray State, seeking a degree in farm/equine business management. She is congratulated by LCCD chairman Frankie Weller.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District Scholarship

    Michaela Rock of Sonora is the recipient of a scholarship from the LaRue County Conservation District. She is active in LaRue County 4-H and plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the University of Kentucky to dual major in animal science and child psychology. She hopes to find a career in 4-H Extension. She is congratulated by LCCD chairman Frankie Weller.