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Education

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/07/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    OTHER
    Free GED testing
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee.  LaRue County Adult and Family Education plans to offer official practice testing, prerequisite to taking the GED, on Saturdays. There also will be some Saturday classes in addition to the regular schedule to help LaRue County citizens take advantage of this opportunity.

  • PHOTO: Sierra Enlow honored by Ag Commissioner

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County is honored by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, right, and Aris Cedeno, executive director of the Governor’s Scholars Program, at the Agribusiness/Governor’s Scholars Program Awards Luncheon on June 1 in Frankfort. Enlow, a student at the University of Kentucky, was one of 13 Kentucky students who received a check and a certificate at the awards luncheon.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Leah Jo Carter wins Class of 1968 Memorial award

    Leah Jo Carter, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was awarded the Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship.

    Carter, the daughter of Floyd Todd Skaggs and Amanda Carter, plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in social work.

    Her high school activities include serving as editor of the yearbook, secretary of the class committee, vice president of the CVS Club and secretary of student council. She is an employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Valerie Whitlock wins Lincoln Days award

    Valerie Whitlock is the winner of the $500 Lincoln Days Scholarship, annually awarded to a high school graduate in LaRue County. 

    Whitlock's academic achievement, participation in extra curricular activities, facility recommendation and an essay about her community were determining factors in her selection.

    The 2011 graduate plans to enter Transylvania College in the fall.

  • School Calendar: Updated 05/31/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES

    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day
    June 3 – Kindergarten testing by appointment

    Graduation
    Graduation is 8 p.m. June 3 at LCHS gym.

    OTHER

    Free GED testing

  • High schoolers say goodbye to laptops for the summer

    As LaRue County High School students turned in their laptop computers last week, principal Paul Mullins gave high grades to the first-year program that provided a laptop for each of the 720 students to use throughout the school year.
    “I think we’ve just scratched the surface as to the potential these laptops have as instructional tools,” Mullins offered.  “We’ve learned this year, and I think we’ll continue to learn.”

  • Rewarding outstanding progress

    The Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was held on May 6 at Prichard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:
    Each year the college recognizes exceptional students who have achieved academic honors and scholastic distinction by attaining and maintaining high accumulative grade point averages. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year’s worth of coursework at ECTC to be eligible.

  • GRADUATION: Sanders

    Samuel Sanders of Hodgenville graduated from Centre College during the 188th commencement ceremony at the College's Norton Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 22. Sanders earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated cum laude.
    The commencement speakers were Dr. Lee T. Todd, president of the University of Kentucky and Dr. T. Pearse Lyons, founder and CEO of Alltech. Both received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Centre during the ceremony.
    The Class of 2011 included Centre's first Mitchell scholar and two Fulbright winners.

  • GRADUATION: French sisters

    Kevin and Madeleine French of Fairfax, Va., are pleased to announce two graduations in their family.
    May 15 Sarah Elizabeth “Eliza” French graduated magna cum  laude from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French.  
    May 20 her older sister, Emily Anne French, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School in Villanova, Pa.  Emily graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 2008.

  • Bell receives $3K scholarship

    Andrew Bell, a resident of New Hope, is the 2011 recipient of the $3,000 Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship from Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    The Everman scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is interested in pursuing a four-year course of study at a Kentucky college or university. This is one of the 210 college scholarships worth a total of $269,100 that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.