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Education

  • LG&E awards scholarship to Andrew Skaggs

    The 14th Annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.
    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.  
    Andrew Skaggs of Hodgenville is a recipient of one of this year’s scholarships and is the son of John, who works at the LG&E and KU Magnolia Natural Gas Compressor Station, and Lisa Skaggs.    

  • Students return to class

    A total of 2,353 LaRue County students returned to school Aug. 4.
    The first-day enrollment has stayed relatively stable over the past few years, although there was a sharp drop in enrollment from last year as indicated by information provided by the superintendent’s office.

    2011
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  489
    Hodgenville Elementary School  566
    LaRue County Middle School  555
    LaRue County High School  711
    The Life Connection: 32
    TOTAL 2,353

    2010

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

    Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.
    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

  • Western Kentucky University Spring Graduates

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring semester.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Route changes for ECTC campus

    Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University in Elizabethtown may need to make some changes to their routes as fall semester classes start Aug. 15.

  • Kentucky schools aquire new graduation rate formula

    In a move toward a more accurate measurement of high school graduation rates, the Kentucky Department of Education this year for the first time has used a formula that is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education called the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate.
    Using this formula means that high school graduation rate numbers may be several points lower than in previous years, reflecting a different method of computing the rate and not necessarily meaning that fewer students are finishing high school.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau awards scholarships

    LaRue County Farm Bureau has awarded four $500 scholarships.

    Recipients are Ryan Scott Ramsey, Michael Ryan Huff, John G. Ragland and Jessica Wells. The winner of the $1,000 Ben. H. Crawford Memorial Scholarship is Andrew Bell.

    In the past 10 years, LaRue County Farm Bureau has awarded $26,000 in scholarships to assist many of its members and their children obtain a college education.

  • School begins Aug. 4

    The big yellow buses hit the road Thursday, Aug. 4, as LaRue County students return to class.
    There will be a few changes in store for them.
    Hodgenville Elementary students will be greeted by a new principal, Sue Osborne, who takes over for Penny Cecil. Cecil has accepted a position at central office.
    Osborne served as principal of Washington County Elementary School from 2002-10 and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor in Mercer County this past year.
    She met many of her new students Aug. 2 at the school’s open house.

  • Eye exams required for new students

    Shopping for supplies and new clothes aren’t the only preparations that parents should make before school starts. State law requires that children ages 3 through 6 who are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time have a vision exam.