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Education

  • Ronkainen earns scholarship to WKU

     Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville has received a 1906 Founders Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University Honors College.

    Ronkainen, whose parents are Jim and Diane Ronkainen, is a homeschooled senior and plans to major in biology.

  • LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    Third nine weeks

    All A’s

  • School board takes no action against superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the March 29 arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • School Calendar: April 9, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

  • 39 percent of schools participate in 'free for all food'

    Kentucky schools participating in a program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students in high-poverty schools have significantly increased student participation in school lunch and breakfast programs, Charles Edwards reports for Education Week.

  • Cassady Crim honored by WKU

     Cassady Crim of Hodgenville, a senior at Western Kentucky University, was awarded with the Excellence in Nonprofit Administration Award for the College of Health and Human Services in recognition for her services in the minor program.

    Cassady, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, is majoring in social work at WKU and minoring in nonprofit administration. She holds a certificate in family home visiting.

    She is the daughter of Kelly Finlay of Hodgenville and John Crim of Upton. 

  • On Educating LaRue: Students learn numerous skills in greenhouse

    When winter snow and ice covered LaRue County’s roads, Chris Thomas had his mind focused on spring vegetables and flowers.

    Thomas, in his first year as agriculture teacher at LaRue County High School, is taking on the operation of the school’s greenhouse.

     “We started in the greenhouse on this year's plants when we came back from winter break,” said Thomas. “We had divided some ferns prior to break along with rearranging the greenhouse.”

    His objectives for the 28 students in his class?

  • ALES student tops in cursive

    The computer keyboard has been called the “pen of the future.” But educators say there is still a place for cursive handwriting in the classroom.
    Heather Sutherland, a fourth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, said research “has shown a direct correlation in fluent readers and cursive writing.”

  • Traci Weaver: Teacher of ExCELLENCE

    A fourth-grade reading and science teacher was honored Wednesday as the 2014 ExCEL Teacher of the Year.
    The ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and LG&E-KU, is presented to public school teachers in eight districts to recognize the contributions of the teaching profession.
    Traci Weaver, a 10-year teaching veteran at Hodgenville Elementary School, is the 10th recipient of the award in LaRue County. She was selected through a succession of essays, interviews and classroom observation.

  • School Calendar - April 2, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Spring break

    Spring break ends April 4.

     

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

    ALES site-based council