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Education

  • Congressman’s roundtable

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), second from right, had a roundtable discussion about the laptop initiative with LaRue County High School students and staff Thursday. From left, Jeshua Logsdon, Ian Mather, Principal Paul Mullins, Shelby Rogers, Elijah Zwiep, Guthrie and Jorge Venegas.

  • LaRue County Middle School Honor Roll, Third Quarter

    ALL A
    6th Grade
    Kaylan Anderson, Tonya Atwell, Jordan Bradley, Hannah Bush, Hayley Cecil, Jacob Cecil, Cole Constant, Jacob Davis, Erika Halbach, Airyl Heath, Celeste Menard, Seth Newby, Autumn Riggs, Madison Sayles, Bethany Shive, Virginia Taylor
     
    7th Grade

  • Science project chills elementary student to the bone

    Good ol’ country music not only is, as the song says, “here to stay,” it also may help lessen the sensitivity to pain.
    That’s according to the results of an experiment by Sam Grant, a fifth-grade student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School who was participating in the district science fair where judging was completed March 19 at ALES.
    “My question I wanted to investigate was, ‘Can people in pain be distracted by other things that can lessen that pain?’” Grant said.  

  • Laptop initiative receives 'House approval'

    Congressman Brett Guthrie holds a Master’s degree from Yale University, graduated from West Point and once served as top Republican on the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness Subcommittee in Washington.

  • Ian Mather named Kentucky Speech Student of the Year

    LaRue County High School senior Ian Mather has been named Kentucky Speech Student of the Year.

    He received the honor last week at the National Forensic League District Speech tournament where he also took first place in dramatic interpretation and qualified for competition at the NFL National Tournament in Dallas, Texas in June. This award is given to a student in speech who has exhibited not only talent and an ability to win, but also a dedication to speech and speech education that far outweighs trophies and awards. 

  • Applications accepted for NOW program

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential. At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea.

    April 15 is the deadline to submit applications for the three-week residential summer session. The program will be June 5-25.

  • Ian Mather wins $10,000 scholarship

    Ian Mather, a LaRue County High School senior, has been named the Kentucky winner of a $10,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship to attend the college of his choice.
    From the pool of 50 state winners plus one each from the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico, 10 will be selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000.
    AXA Equitable’s foundation bases scholarships on several criteria, including ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college.

  • Sarah Stults tops in FFA contest

    Sarah Stults, daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was the winner of Friday’s Lincoln Trail Region FFA Creed Speaking Contest.
    Misty Bivens is her Chapter advisor.

  • Katy Cecil named Speech Coach of the Year

    Katy Cecil, LaRue County High School English teacher and speech coach whose teams have won a trophy room full of tournaments, has been chosen as the 2011 Kentucky High School Speech League’s Coach of the Year.

  • Speech Team's phenomenal success has led to funding needs

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team spent the past weekend in Danville at the last in-state tournament of the season. Thirteen students competed in speech and debate events attempting to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Forensic League National Championships to be held in Dallas this June. Kentucky sends the best two students in each event to the National Tournament and LCHS managed to snag five of the total 22 speech and debate entries going to the tournament.