Members of the LaRue County High School Homecoming Court and their escorts are front from left, Gillian Nunn, Brittany Blair, Savannah Brooks, Keely Hamilton, Shelbi Brooks, Sadie Peters, Samantha Drake, Paige King, Alison Shurfeld, Bethany Akin; back, Micah Wiseman, Chase Watson, Caleb Sheffer, Cody Key-Close, Michael Neal, Tyler Howell, Thomas Harman, Wesley Akers, Sonny Kuntavong and Luis Cantu.


     LaRue County High School senior Samantha Drake was crowned Basketball Homecoming Queen Friday. Drake, the Lady Hawks’ manager, also stepped into the game, sinking a shot in the last minutes of action. 

  • Speech trio signs with WKU

     It’s not uncommon for college recruiters to hold ceremonial signings for high school athletes. The senior’s parents and coaches gather, smiling, while the student signs a letter of intent for his sports future.

  • Spring break spared: School board amends calendar

     LaRue County Schools have been closed due to inclement weather nine days this year, as of Tuesday, Feb. 18.

  • School Calendar - Feb. 19, 2014


  • School board hears personnel recommendations

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Feb. 17.

    Accepted the recommendation of employment for:

    Joanna Newton as guidance counselor at LaRue County High School

    Anna Jo Pepper as ESL Title III instructor

    Jack LaRue as seventh-grade wrestling coach for LaRue County Middle School, effective Jan. 27

    Michael Matthews as co-technology technician for LCMS

    William (Bill) Hawkins as adult education Instructor for LaRue County

  • On Educating LaRue: Students fall below state average in kindergarten readiness

      Results released from an early childhood screening assessment indicate that 49 percent of Kentucky’s students entered school last fall ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote their success. LaRue County Schools’ percentage was 45.8 ready for kindergarten.

  • Academic teams successful at recent competition

     The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 19th District Governor’s Cup competition at Nelson County High School during the week of Jan.

    The LCHS Academic Team placed second overall.

    The following individuals placed in the written assessment portion of the competition: Cody McDowell was first in Social Studies; Jesse Gehr was third in Social Studies and second in Humanities; Ripley Lucas was fourth in Language Arts and fourth in Composition; and Andrew Coy was fourth in Humanities. 

  • LaRue Schools in session Monday

     LaRue County Schools WILL BE in session Monday Feb. 17 to make up for a snow day.

  • ALES students enjoy Dynamath


    Each Wednesday, 16 fifth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School participate in a math extension class using the Scholastic publication Dynamath. The group, selected by math teacher Karlotta Cecil, looks forward to their extra time of math problem-solving, which not only involves the magazine, but offers videos and math games that they often do together. All of the Dynamath activities are also available online so students may continue their lesson at home.