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Education

  • 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

  • Kentucky schools gear up for testing changes

    Starting this school year, Kentucky has a new accountability assessment system.  
    The name of the former system, Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) has been replaced with Unbridled Learning, College and Career for All. The previous test, Kentucky Core Content Test, is now K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress).
    Senate Bill One, enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, called for a new system of accountability to be in place by the 2011-12 school year.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Caleb Thomas honored

    Caleb Thomas, son of Dale and Cynthia Thomas of Buffalo, is the recipient of a $1,500 academic scholarship awarded by agriculture lender Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

    Thomas is one of more than 40 recipients of the FCS scholarship, a program created to address the cooperative’s desire to return greater value to rural America by increasing the association’s investment in education and youth activities.

  • LG&E awards scholarship to Andrew Skaggs

    The 14th Annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.
    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.  
    Andrew Skaggs of Hodgenville is a recipient of one of this year’s scholarships and is the son of John, who works at the LG&E and KU Magnolia Natural Gas Compressor Station, and Lisa Skaggs.    

  • Students return to class

    A total of 2,353 LaRue County students returned to school Aug. 4.
    The first-day enrollment has stayed relatively stable over the past few years, although there was a sharp drop in enrollment from last year as indicated by information provided by the superintendent’s office.

    2011
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  489
    Hodgenville Elementary School  566
    LaRue County Middle School  555
    LaRue County High School  711
    The Life Connection: 32
    TOTAL 2,353

    2010

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

    Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.
    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper: