• ON EDUCATING LARUE: LACE Council recognizes volunteers

     Perhaps Marshall Metcalf summarized the reason he and so many others in the LaRue County community spend hours each week volunteering: “I enjoy helping others; it’s fun.”

    Metcalf led LaRue County High School’s Community Volunteer Service Club for the second straight year with over 70 hours spent volunteering.

    In addition to his hours with the club, Metcalf also tutors youth at Kids Crew daycare and volunteers in the summer reading program at LaRue County Library.

  • Brittany Gusler earns 'White Coat'

     Brittany Gusler of Sonora received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. on June 30.

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL conference

    LaRue County High School students Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Elswick, Whitlock and 40 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 17-21 at Murray State University.

  • Western Kentucky University awards degrees

    Several Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
    * Cassandra J. Matthews of Buffalo earned a bachelor of science degree
    * Ashley M. Abell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree
    * Gladys A. Cissell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies
    * Kristi S. Grant of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of science degree
    * John W. Haskins of Hodgenville earned a master of arts in education degree
    * Stephanie S. Matherly of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies

  • Abigail Williamson named President's Scholar

     Abigail Williamson of Hodgenville achieved the designation of President’s Scholar for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

    To be selected for the honor, the student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better for the semester.

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations at its June 18 meeting: (Note: The Board does not approve personnel changes but is notified of new hires, transfers, retirements and resignations.)

    Employment of:
    • Jennifer Propes as library media specialists at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School effective June 1.
    • Millie Underwood as attendance clerk at Hodgenville Elementary School effective June 1.

  • ECT Dean's and President's Lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for the spring semester. The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:
    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • Literacy Council presents volunteer awards

     The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education (LACE) Council recognized local volunteers at a May 22 meeting.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was named recipient of the Community Education Service Award.

    The Chamber has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the Council’s student activities, sharing information on various programs while committing to educating the whole community. Director Jessica Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

     Kentucky high school students and 2012 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: New state tests measure standards

    Soon, results from Kentucky’s schools assessment system will be available.  

    To understand those reports and the assessment system better, here is some information from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    With the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, Kentucky’s public education system underwent many changes including more rigorous academic standards and new state tests to measure those standards.