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Education

  • ECTC commencement ceremony set for May 9

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s 46th annual commencement ceremony will be held at  7 p.m. May 9, in the gymnasium at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.  Family and friends of ECTC graduates are invited to attend.  No tickets are required.
    ECTC Alumnus Kelly Mark Easton, judge, Hardin Circuit Court, Division III and Chief Circuit Judge of Kentucky’s Green River District, will deliver the commencement address to about 180 graduates who plan to walk.  

  • Information for High School Seniors

    Graduation
    Graduation is 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the LCHS gymnasium. Prac­tice is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2-3. Practice is mandatory both days, no exceptions. For practice, girls need to bring their shoes and guys need to bring their caps.
    Appropriate attire must be worn for graduation. Men: Dress pants, shirt and tie, dress shoes (no boots, tennis shoes, flip flops, etc.) Women: Dress clothes with dress shoes.

    Project Graduation

  • School Calendar: Updated April 26, 2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    June 2

    HES
    ITBS Testing
    ITBS testing for grades K-2 is continues thru April 29.

    Special called meeting
    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center is having a Special Called meeting on noon Thursday, April 28, in the HES library. The public is welcome to attend. For information, contact Melissa Pearman at 358-3506.  

    Junior Beta food drive
    The Junior Beta canned food drive continues through April 29.
    LCHS
    Senior photos

  • Project Graduation Fundraisers

    Talent Show
    Project Graduation will sponsor a talent show April 28 at the LaRue County High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 adults; $5 children 12 and younger. All age categories. For more information or to book an act, contact Deborah Whitlock at 358-9924.
     
    Road block
    Project Graduation is holding a road block 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Volunteers are needed to work in shifts.  Senior parents should contact Edith Gribbins to schedule a one-hour shift.

    Duck Derby

  • Pruitt named volunteer of the year

    Farrah Pruitt has been named Abraham Lincoln’s Volunteer of the Year for 2011. Mrs. Pruitt will attend the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organization Awards Luncheon on May 19 in Louisville

  • Patterson awarded educational award in national competition

    Lauren Faye Patterson of Upton has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
    She is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Patterson and plans to use the grant to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Patterson is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

  • Schools prepare for spring testing; counselor anticipates retirement

    LaRue County Schools are looking for progress in each of the areas tested as the district enters statewide spring testing.
    All schools continue to prepare for the reading, math, science and writing assessments in various ways.  Summer Garris, senior class adviser and LaRue County High School teacher, said her school is using a spinoff of a television series to go with a “Survivor-Ramp Up” theme that includes an acronym designed to help students ready themselves for the tests.  

  • School lunch prices will rise with new law

    LaRue County Schools seem better prepared than many other districts to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed nutrition changes intended to combat childhood obesity and malnutrition.
    The first rewrite of school-meal rules in 15 years, the proposed standards aim to cut sodium, boost the amount and types of fruits and vegetables students are offered, cut saturated fat, increase whole grains, and limit calories.

  • College tuition assistance available

    In Kentucky, veterans, active duty military personnel and their family members may qualify for college financial aid programs.
    The Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides tuition assistance for full- or part-time study at Kentucky public and private colleges while funds are available. Members of the Guard also are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill and GI Bill Kicker assistance.

  • Short school board meeting: Consent agenda approved

    Monday’s school board meeting went off without a hitch – all 10 minutes of it. Before the meeting was called to order, board members chuckled at the fact that the agenda had no items listed under the action agenda.
    “I thought my computer messed up,” said board member Ronnie Chelf with a laugh. However, there was no error and the meeting carried on.