• Anderson, Locke in top-3

    Two LaRue County High School seniors are among the top three winners in a literary analysis contest sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University.

    Ben Locke captured second place and $100 while Brian Anderson received $50 for third place in the contest in which they wrote essays analyzing one of the poems by Kentucky-born writer Warren entitled, “Why You Climbed Up.” The poem first appeared in Warren’s book Altitudes and Extensions in 1984.

  • LCHS Speech sending five to nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League national qualifier and the National Forensic League national qualifier and won several awards which earned the students spots to compete at four national championship tournaments to be held in April, May and June.

  • Wiley named West Central Kentucky regional outreach counselor

     Toni Wiley is available to assist LaRue County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

  • School Calendar - April 15, 2015

    Parent Advisory Council to meet
    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

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

    School board dates

  • Puckett takes sixth for WKU Forensics

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team won the 2015 Kentucky state forensics tournament on March 28, keeping alive a quarter-century streak that began in 1991.
    This year’s tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky on the campus of nearby Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.
    WKU was triple-crowned the team individual events sweepstakes state champion, the team parliamentary debate sweepstakes state champion, and the overall team sweepstakes state champion.

  • 'I am Someone' addresses cyber-bullying

    LaRue County parents have a chance to attend a seminar on school safety that has been presented around the country.
    Scott Harvey, an officer with Nicholasville Police, will present “I am Someone,” 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the LaRue County High School auditorium. Harvey is an advocate for responsible social media usage and warns parents of the dangers of “cyber-bullying.”

  • On Educating LaRue: Students learn karate

    Step inside Hodgenville Elementary School on any given Tuesday or Thursday after classes have been dismissed for the day and you’re likely to see students thrusting their arms and positioning their bodies with the crisp, catlike-fast moves of karate.

    Second-grade teacher Tracy Murray, a second-degree black belt, teaches the martial arts class to 32 students in grades two through five.

  • LCHS Prom is Saturday

    The LaRue County High School Prom will be held 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 18, at the high school.

    The theme is "Wicked," inspired by the Broadway musical.

    LCHS juniors and seniors can purchase up to two tickets. Only those between ages 14 and 21 will be permitted to attend - no exceptions.

    Tickets are $35 each and will be sold during lunch through the remainder of the week.


  • St. Catherine's finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.

  • ECTC presents Toybox Theater

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Tales from the Toy Box, at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2. Children under 3 are admitted free.