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Education

  • 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.

  • Nominations sought for Community Education Awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2011 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.
    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating our community.
    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place through service.

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA program

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will send 35 students to compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.  The students were medal winners in the postsecondary category at the regional SkillsUSA competition at ECTC on March 4.
    Winners include:
    Architectural Drafting – Shawna Hall, New Haven, Gold
    Culinary Arts – Rick Willis, Hodgenville, Gold; Brent Ashley, New Haven, Silver
    Food and Beverage Service – Kristina Patterson, Hodgenville, Gold

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    June 2

    LCHS
    Prom
    The LCHS prom is April 16

    Senior photos

    Group senior photos will be taken May 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Graduation

    Graduation is June 3.

    Wee Time at ALES

  • LARUE SPEECH TEAM TAKES THIRD IN STATE

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the KHSSL State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at Western Kentucky University and returned home with top honors in both divisions. 

    The debate team placed fifth overall in the State Debate Tournament, while the speech team won third in the State Speech Tournament - the highest that LaRue County Speech has ever placed at the state meet. 

    Ian Mather won a state championship in Poetry; and Timmy Gibson won a state championship in Prose. 

  • Maddie Lee selected as state Beta Club chaplin

    The annual Kentucky State Beta Convention took place in Louisville at the Galt House Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center on Feb. 24 and 25. There were more than 4,000 students in attendance at the convention. Students from all four LaRue County schools were represented at the state convention this year.

    LaRue County Middle School had a record-setting 101 students attend the convention.

  • Middle School problem-solvers advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Future Problem Solving Team placed second in regional competition on Feb. 5 and is bound for State competition March 12 in Lexington.  

    The team members are Kylie Rogers, Cody McDowell, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran.

  • Marshall Metcalf serves as senate page

    Marshall Metcalf, a LaRue County High School sophomore, spent Feb. 24 serving as a page for Carroll Gibson, Republican state senator representing District Five that includes LaRue County.

    Marsha Duncan, youth service center coordinator, said Metcalf’s application was selected from about 400 entries across the state. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools receive more 'bang' for educational buck

    Many businesses measure their productivity through their return on investments.

    Using this idea, the Washington-based Center for American Progress has attempted to measure the return on investment of more then 9,000 school districts around the country.

    Its report, summarized in the Jan. 26 issue of Education Week, showed LaRue County Schools are one of 20 districts in Kentucky ranking in the highest category for their return on what they invest.