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Education

  • Geocaching day will be May 21

    Discovery Education will hold Geocaching Day 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Hinton’s Orchard in LaRue County.
    Geocaching is a fun way to get out of the house and look for hidden treasure.
    Throughout the world people hide various items and use a handheld GPS to log the coordinates. They then post the coordinates online and see how many people can find the item.

  • High schoolers visit Frankfort

    Seventeen local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 13, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Problem solving team to compete in La Crosse

    LaRue County Middle School’s state champion community problem solving team is making plans to compete at the International Conference at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse in June.
    The team, coached by eighth grade math teacher Doris Jean Holleran and community volunteer Tom Rossi, completed Project SMART (Share More Accessibility - Route Technology) that, with financing from Lincoln National Bank, has provided free Wi-Fi (internet) access to downtown Hodgenville since April 2.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University graduated her largest class ever with more than 500 students receiving diplomas over the weekend, May 13 and 14, for the academic year.

    Graduates include:

    • Thomas Jude Nally of New Haven received a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. He is a graduate of Bethlethem High School in Bardstown.

  • Becky Hellman graduates from Georgetown College

    One of the best-known students on the Georgetown College campus - Becky Hellman - graduated May 14 Magna Cum Laude with a recently-added accolade on her resume: 2011 Outstanding Student Leader.

    Hellman, a psychology major/sociology minor from Hodgenville, may be best known as Homecoming Queen 2010, Panhellenic President and Sorority Woman of the Year 2011.

    The Dean's List student found time to be a resident advisor and resident director as well as serve Phi Mu Sisterhood Chair.

  • School Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    ALL SCHOOLS

    No school
    May 17 – Primary Election
    May 30 – Memorial Day
    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES
    May 18 – Final day for library checkouts
    May 19 – ALES singers concert, 1:30 p.m.; Community Concert, 6:30 p.m.
    May 25-26 – Field Day
    May 27 – Volunteer luncheon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day

  • Johnson honored at Tech Day

    ConnectKentucky honored the Commonwealth’s technology leaders for the fifth time at its 2011 Tech Day on April 29 at The Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Florida Marlins. The event was sponsored this year by CBTS and Humana.  
    A LaRue County High School student was among those honored by ConnectKentucky.

  • Scholarship available for early childhood development

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times annually for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Reed accepted to West Point

    LaRue County High School senior Spenser Reed has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
    Cadets who enter the academy must do so with a nomination from a U.S. Senator or Congressman, and after completion of the four-year program are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • LaRue teachers receive Excellence in Teaching award

    On May 21 Campbellsville University will recognize teachers Missy Flanders, David Noe and Chris Price as this year’s LaRue County recipients of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
    The university began the award program in 1987 to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.
    Flanders learned that she was the latest recipient while preparing for national board teacher certification the last of March.