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Education

  • High school juniors may enter to win scholarship, photo shoot

    Juniors at Kentucky’s public and private high schools may enter to win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ALES announces important dates for registration, parent information

    Registration for all ALES first through fifth grade students is 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Tuesday, July 19 in the school cafeteria. All students, with the exception of kindergarten, are expected to register on this date as all computer information must be updated prior to school beginning on Aug. 4.

  • Literacy Adult Community Education Council presents awards at annual luncheon

    The Lincoln Museum received the Community Education Service Award from the Literacy Adult Community Education Council at its annual awards luncheon at Hometown Pizza Restaurant May 3.
    Dale Morris, chairperson of the LaRue County LACE council, presented the award plaque to museum board members Jean Mills and Rita Williams for dedicated service to the community.
    “Lincoln Museum works tirelessly to educate our community and also those visiting the area,” said Vicki Devers, community education director.  

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Kellise Hoefer wins Magnolia Bank scholarship

    Kellise Hoefer, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Magnolia Bank. The $500 scholarship is given annually by the bank.

    Hoefer, a Magnolia resident, plans to attend the University of Louisville and pursue a degree in physical therapy.

  • PHOTO: GED awards

    The 2011 GED graduation high score award winners are from left, Daisy Ash, Family Literacy High Score; Amanda Roarx, Adult Education High Score; Tearra Parker, Language Arts Reading Award; Patrick Hyde, Mathematics Award; Kaitlyn Patterson, Language Arts Writing Award; Michael Hyde, Science Award; and Anna Anderson, Social Studies Award.

  • Gusler earns 'white coat' from Lincoln Memorial University

    Jessica Brooke-Ann Gusler of Sonora received her white coat June 18 at the White Coat Ceremony for the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2012 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn.

    Gusler is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU-DCOM. The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in physician assistant programs as well as allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country.

  • Lara Cottrell named to Dean's List

    Lara Ann Cottrell of Carrollton, Ga., was named to Wofford College's Dean's List for the spring semester.

    To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

    She is the daughter of Gary and Leslie Cottrell of Carrollton, Ga., and the great-granddaughter of Alma Hornback of the Oak Hill Community.

    Wofford College is an independent liberal arts college of 1,500 students in Spartanburg, S.C.

  • Tuition raised at Kentucky community colleges

    Kentucky community colleges are looking for a tuition increase to offset a portion of a budget gap.

    Tuition rates for new students to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will increase to $135 per credit hour from $130.

    The Board of Regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System approved the rate increases for the colleges as part of the 2011-12 budget last week.

    The new tuition rate meets the cap allowed for KCTCS tuition for the year, set by the Council on Postsecondary Education at a meeting in April.

  • HES principal ready to face new challenge

    Penny Cecil has resigned her position as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School to accept a position as curriculum specialist.
    She’ll be helping teachers with instructional needs and working with elementary school principals on instructional issues.
    She begins her new duties July 1. In the meantime, the site-based council is screening and interviewing applicants for the principal’s job. The next special meeting is June 24.

  • School Board reimburses cabin owner $1,000

    Monday’s school board meeting included a lengthy discussion about the flooding that occurred at the section of U.S. 31-E in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and McDowell’s Lakeview Cabins.
    Gary McDowell, owner of the cabins, used pumps to clear the driveway to several of his rental units. In May’s board meeting he said he doesn’t blame the school fully for the flooding, but he believes the increased water flow onto his property is because of the construction of ALES.