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Education

  • Comcast offers low cost Internet to qualifying families

    With today's society relying so heavily on Internet, Comcast has implemented a new program to provide certain households with students receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, a low cost Internet service.

    The program, Internet Essentials, costs qualifying LaRue County families a mere $9.95 per month (plus tax).

    For those who qualify, there are no activation fees, equipment rental fees or price increases.

  • Registration open to win $500 college savings account

    Two students will win $500 college savings accounts at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 18-28. The accounts are being given away by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, the state’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • Policy for free and reduced lunch released

    LaRue County Schools announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for students under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

    Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Dee Anne Sanders, SNS, LaRue County Board of Education, 208 College Street, Hodgenville, KY  42748, 270-358-4111.

  • Bethlehem High School reunion

    The Bethlehem Alumni Committee and Bethlehem High School will host the second annual reunion Aug. 5-6 at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown. Friday night there will be a reception for any alumni who graduated in a year ending in a 1 or a 6. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

    Saturday at 12:30 p.m. there will be a luncheon for the 1961 class to celebrate their 50th graduation year. This will be held in the Sr. Mary Rachel Rooks Library. Reservations requested.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0801

    ALL SCHOOLS

    First day of school – Aug. 4

    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES

    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS

    Open House

    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

    OTHER

    Goodwill donations benefit county

  • BackPack program takes strides to beat hunger

     

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty. Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and south central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

  • Rep. Meredith donates $700 to LaRue County Schools

    State Rep. Michael Meredith made a personal donation of $700 to the LaRue County Schools Family Resources/Youth Services Centers. This donation will be used to purchase school supplies for students in need of help. From left, Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Elementary School Family Resource Center coordinator; Sarah Hornback, director of Family Services; Meredith; Superintendent Sam Sanders; Marsha Duncan, LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center coordinator; and Machelle Durham, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Family Resource Center coordinator. 

  • Natalie Hope Farrar wins essay contest

    A LaRue County High School sophomore is among four high school students to earn scholarship dollars through the Secretary of State’s office.

    Natalie Hope Farrar’s winning essay addressed the rise in the number of voters who were registered as independents as compared to numbers of independents elected to office and how those numbers may be influenced by scant of media coverage.  

  • Backpack program needs assistance

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and south central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

  • Board hears personnel recommendations

    The following personnel recommendations were made last Monday at the school board meeting:
    Employment:
    • Alfredo Silva as Spanish teacher at LaRue County High School
    • Bethann Lockett as teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Veronica Milby as performance specialists at Kid’s Crew Plus
    • Mary Gomer, Rhonda Hornback, Yvonne Fay, Debbie Puckett, Ann Cissell, Regina McDowell, Laura Bauer and Evelyn Kirkpatrick as 3-hour instructional assistants at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    • Tina Southwood as guidance counselor at ALES
    • Sue Osborne as principal of HES