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Education

  • 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.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    No school
    May 30 – Memorial Day
    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES

    May 25-26 – Field Day
    May 27 – Volunteer luncheon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day
    June 3 – Kindergarten testing by appointment

    LCHS site-based council nominations

  • Reality store gives a taste of the 'real world'

    LaRue County Middle School eighth graders will get a taste of the real world when they participate in the Reality Store in the school’s gym Friday.
    “Its purpose is to educate them about budgeting, finances and to give them a wake-up call about what things, including taxes, child care and groceries cost a family,” said Misty Wilmoth, Extension agent for 4-H and youth development whose office and the school district’s Youth Service Center sponsor the day-long event.

  • Geocaching day will be May 21

    Discovery Education will hold Geocaching Day 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Hinton’s Orchard in LaRue County.
    Geocaching is a fun way to get out of the house and look for hidden treasure.
    Throughout the world people hide various items and use a handheld GPS to log the coordinates. They then post the coordinates online and see how many people can find the item.

  • High schoolers visit Frankfort

    Seventeen local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 13, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.