• Superintendent receives raise after debate

    During the School Board meeting on June 15, board members debated the approval of Superintendent Sam Sander’s contract through 2018.

    Sanders was approved a raise – with Board Member Linda Pearman voting no. Sanders was unavailable for comment after the meeting. Watch next week’s Herald News for coverage.

    In other business, a second reading of policy and procedure changes was held. There were modifications to the sections regarding athletic and sport activities.

  • Prepare your child for school with these tips

    It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed.

    “School readiness” refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication and social skills children need to do well in school. Getting your child ready for school requires you to spend time reading, talking and playing with your child.

    Even if you have older children, reinforcing these learned skills and behaviors will help them continue to be successful in school and in life.

  • KHIC gives 'kick start' to youngest students

    In a race, a fast start can mean the difference between winning and losing.

    Similarly, providing children with opportunities for getting the best start possible in education can also make success in school more likely.

    To do that, United Way of Central Kentucky through Kids Crew Plus, and Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools’ family resource centers are piloting a summer program called KHIC (pronounced “Kick”) Start.

  • School Board hears personnel recommendations

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

    Employment of:

  • Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders
  • School Calendar

    First day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Kindergarten events

  • WKU students honored

     Several local students have been named to the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

  • Shelley Badgett hired as New Haven principal

    Shelley Badgett has been selected as principal by the New Haven School Site Based Decision Making Council.

    Badgett was selected May 10.

    Badgett comes to New Haven from Washington County, where she has been a special education teacher since 2004 at North Washington Elementary School, and also served as the Early College High School Program Coordinator for the Washington County Board of Education. Like NHS, North Washington is a rural K-8 school.

  • LaRue County receives $7,000 in state funding for early childhood education

    LaRue County Schools received a portion of nearly $1.2 million set aside by the state for 58 Community Early Childhood Councils.

    LaRue County’s share was $7,000.

    “These grants will help communities give our children the best possible start in school and in life,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “Every child in the Commonwealth, from the most rural farm to the inner city, deserves the opportunity for a promising life. Local councils are most qualified to serve the needs of the children in their communities.”

  • Holleran gives solid 'A' to teaching career

    For Doris Jean Holleran, her classroom at LaRue County Middle School was her home away from home for the past 17 years.

    Holleran, who taught math courses and coached the Math Counts and the Academic Team, retired in May.

    Holleran spent four years in the Fayette County School system before accepting a job in LaRue in 1984. She taught in LaRue County for 29 years.

    A 1975 graduate of LaRue County High School, Holleran said she was thrilled to teach in her home county.