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Education

  • LaRue County awarded $10,000 to promote readiness

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced $952,500 in funding last week for 39 Community Early Childhood Councils across Kentucky to promote school readiness for children.
    Larue County CECC was awarded $10,000.
    The grant amounts range from $7,500 to $97,000 and were awarded based on the child population in the community. The grants will fund professional development for childcare providers, assist with community outreach and public health programs for prenatal services and even help children entering school.

  • Bluegrass Cellular saftey initiative challenges students

    As part of Bluegrass Cellular’s wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” the company is challenging central Kentucky high school students to create a video public service announcement about the dangers of distracted driving.
    The Drive Now Text L8R PSA contest is open to students attending high school in the 40-county Bluegrass Cellular service area. PSAs must be received by Sept. 30. A panel of judges will rate the PSAs on creativity, originality and consistency of the Drive Now Text L8R message theme.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0823

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

    ALES
    Activities
    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
    Site-based council
    The LCHS site-based council will meet 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Students can win $500 college savings accounts

    Two students will win $500 college savings accounts at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville through Aug. 28. The accounts are being given away by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, the state’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • High school ACT scores show minimal change from last year

    LaRue County High School’s ACT results released last week show the school improving in science, staying the same in English and reading, but dropping in math when compared to the previous year’s scores.
    The school’s composite score on the test taken by juniors dropped one-tenth of a point.
    The ACT, which is a measure of college readiness, is mandated for all juniors in public schools in Kentucky. It currently is not figured in NCLB (No Child Left Behind) or state accountability, but results will be publicly reported.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers $1,000 for driving PSA

    As part of Bluegrass Cellular’s wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” the company is challenging central Kentucky high school students to create a video public service announcement about the dangers of distracted driving.

    The Drive Now Text L8R PSA contest is open to students attending high school in the 40-county Bluegrass Cellular service area. PSAs must be received by Sept. 30. A panel of judges will rate the PSAs on creativity, originality and consistency of the Drive Now Text L8R message theme.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Aug. 15:

    Employment of:
    • Glenda Coy, Susan Patterson, Kim Rucker, Kristy Stillwell and Mary Jane Stillwell, part-time literacy assistants at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Rachel Smith, preschool teacher at LaRue County Preschool
    • Andrea Greene, teacher at LaRue County Middle School
    • Jamie Hines as school administrative manager at Hodgenville Elementary School
    • Jaime Keith as teacher at HES

  • School nurse approved by board

    LaRue County School Board approved both a contract for an on-call registered nurse and a student health services nurse Monday.
    The on-call position is a temporary contract that would be filled by Angela Rutledge, R.N., for a period up to Oct. 1 of the current school year until the district can arrange for a full-time district nurse.
    Rutledge has volunteered her nursing skills and time to LaRue County Schools for several days since the start of the school year, performing medical dispensing audits and dosage figuring for students with medication needs.

  • Jessi Boyd earns doctorate

    Jessi Boyd, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2006 graduate of Western Kentucky Universityhas received the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky. 

    Sheis the daughter of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville. Dr. Boyd graduated with a 4.0 in the program and was awarded the 2011 UK Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Award.

  • School Calendar: Updated 08/16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    ALES
    Family Resource Advisory Council
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.

    Activities
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    OTHER
    Wee Time