• Library employees win scholarships

    Lisa Jo Williams and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.

    Williams and Graff each received a $500 scholarship. Both are attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $8,500 in scholarship money to 12 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.

  • Open houses, student registration scheduled by schools

     Scheduling registration a few weeks before school starts is a good way for LaRue County High School, as principal Paul Mullins says, “to be ready to start school when school starts.”

    “We want to spend as much time as we can in instruction once the term begins,” Mullins said. “Students pick their classes in the spring for the next school year so that by registration time, their schedules are made out.”

  • PHOTO: Camp Invention

     Eighty students participated last week in Camp Invention. First through sixth grade students from LaRue and surrounding counties explored the world of inventions, magnets, action games and take-apart machines at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary Campus. The nationally acclaimed camp in sponsored by the Inventors Hall of Fame and several other large corporations. In addition, local sponsors include the Dow Corning Foundation and LaRue County Schools. For more information on the 2013 Camp Invention, contact Camp Director Kathy Ross via Facebook or at 270-234-3309.

  • Early childhood development programs are successful, officials say

     Early childhood development programs and school readiness screenings deserve credit for at least some of the progress made in public education in Kentucky lately, state officials told a legislative committee last week.

    The screenings, currently given to children entering kindergarten in various Kentucky school districts, are often the first indicator of educational success, state Early Childhood Advisory Council member Brigitte Ramsey told the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • University's athletic booster club to hold fundraiser

     Campbellsville University will host the eighth annual Athletic Booster Club auction and dinner Aug. 9 in the Winters Dining Hall.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent auction items (about 20) open for bid and the meal scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall on Campus.

  • Linda Cundiff honored by University

     Campbellsville University art professor Linda J. Cundiff was presented the Campbellsville University Advancement Board's 20th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award for tenured faculty recently.

    The award is given annually to a faculty member who has excelled. Cundiff was given the award by Randy Herron, chair of the CU Advancement Board, and board member Kimble Jessie.

  • Goodlett selected as assistant principal at LCHS

     There is a drawer in Kyle Goodlett’s desk where he keeps a collection that is nearly 10 years running. Inside are notes and other things that have been given to him by his students over the nine years that he has been in the education system.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: LACE Council recognizes volunteers

     Perhaps Marshall Metcalf summarized the reason he and so many others in the LaRue County community spend hours each week volunteering: “I enjoy helping others; it’s fun.”

    Metcalf led LaRue County High School’s Community Volunteer Service Club for the second straight year with over 70 hours spent volunteering.

    In addition to his hours with the club, Metcalf also tutors youth at Kids Crew daycare and volunteers in the summer reading program at LaRue County Library.

  • Brittany Gusler earns 'White Coat'

     Brittany Gusler of Sonora received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. on June 30.

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL conference

    LaRue County High School students Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Elswick, Whitlock and 40 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 17-21 at Murray State University.