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Education

  • LCS looking for bus drivers

          The large sign tied to the side of a yellow LaRue County school bus sitting in a field across from Hodgenville McDonalds states a need that is being felt not only locally, but also in many other areas of Kentucky.

    “Now Hiring School Bus Drivers,” is written in large letters on the sign with the contact phone number, “270-358-4747.”

    Ronald Whitlock, the school district’s area coordinator of transportation, said the need here is not so much for immediate permanent route drivers, but for substitutes.

  • LCMS academic team wins district governor's cup competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team students placed 1st overall as a school in District competition held at LCMS on Tuesday, January 17 and Saturday, January 21.

    Other schools competing were Boston, New Haven, and Old Kentucky Home Middle Schools. LaRue placed 1st in Quick Recall competition.

    The Future Problem Solving consisting of Gavin Whitehouse, Clara Walsh, Dylan Derosha, and Landon Wells also placed 1st. The following individuals placed in written assessment tests:

  • Speech teams on to State Championship

    Last weekend, the LaRue County Speech Teams competed in the Regional Tournament to earn spots to compete at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Championships in March. The High School and Middle School Speech teams both took 3rd place in the region which includes teams from LaRue, Hardin, Nelson, Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, and Washington Counties.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Sewing Club

    The 4-H Sewing Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Members should have pre-registered to attend.

    4-H Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Shooting sports chili supper and camp

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its annual Chili Supper Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Any LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in Shooting Sports are encouraged to attend.  The chili competition is open to everyone.  Bring your best pot of chili for the judges to sample.  Club members and their families are asked to help by bringing chili and or drinks, sides and desserts.  Bowls of chili will be sold to individuals to benefit the club.

  • Kindergarten Cutoff changes next school year

    Starting with the 2017-18 school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1. The cutoff has been October 1, but the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly moved back the cutoff date based on the premise that younger students might not be ready for school.

  • School calendar - February 1, 2017

    LaRue County Schools make up days

    School will be in session as snow make up days on March 10 and May 5.

    KHIC Wee Time

    Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on February 8 at Hodgenville Elementary School. The color for the event is white. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.

    HES SBDM

  • Four LCHS band members compete in clinic

    Four LaRue County High School band members attended the 2017 WKU Honors Band Clinic last weekend.

    The LCHS band members auditioned for chair placement among three 100-piece bands made up of juniors and seniors from Kentucky, Tennesee and Indiana. They also performed in a combined concert last Saturday in VanMeter Auditorium at WKU.

  • NOLIN RECC sponsors free trip to Washington DC

    Local high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members receiving electric service from Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation are eligible to enter a contest that may take them to Washington, D.C. The yearly competition also includes a trip to Frankfort for all participating students.

  • Input sought for educational needs of community

    LaRue Countians have the opportunity to give feedback for educational opportunities offered to the public.

    LaRue County Community Education is seeking input from the public on potential classes they could offer to the community.

    “The Library, Health Department and Extension Office do an outstanding job offering educational opportunities to the community; we’re just trying to find any gaps that we could fill,” Director of LaRue County Community Education, Connie Goff said.