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Education

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    OTHER
    Free GED testing
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee.  LaRue County Adult and Family Education plans to offer official practice testing, prerequisite to taking the GED, on Saturdays. There also will be some Saturday classes in addition to the regular schedule to help LaRue County citizens take advantage of this opportunity.

  • WKU Dean’s and President’s List Fall 2010

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) will not be listed.
    They are:

  • Parent-Child Zumba offered June 25

    Mrs. Kentucky United States Andi Tonietti-Guzman is hosting a parent/child Zumba party 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at Glendale Christian Church, 119 S. Main Street, Glendale.
    The event will encourage parents to learn to feed their children quick and healthy meals. A Zumba class with personal trainer Jessi Cruse Clemons will dance to the Madagascar soundtrack and last about 30 minutes.
    Afterwards, children and parents may play games and eat a healthy lunch. The cost is $15 per parent/child and each additional person is $5.

  • Seniors receive surprise visit from early influences

    Senior Breakfast turned into senior surprise June 3 as the Class of 2011, being treated to breakfast at LaRue County High School’s cafeteria, also enjoyed a surprise visit by their former kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants.

  • Hodgenville Elementary searching for new principal

    The LaRue County School District is searching for a principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Penny Cecil has resigned the position she has held for the past six years to accept another job within the district.

    The HES site-based council has taken training on principal search techniques and has scheduled special meetings next week to begin the process.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Andrew Skaggs wins Leadership LaRue award

    Andrew Skaggs, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected as winner of the Leadership LaRue County scholarship.

    Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, was named valedictorian and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering. His high school activities were varsity soccer, speech and debate, academic team, Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Detre to attend executive-level leadership training

    Jason Detre, principal of the New Haven School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

    Detre’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a contribution from Ann-Michelle and Bill Tatum.

  • Todd and Stratton named to Morehead University's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes two local students: Logan M. Todd from Glendale, and Carissa Leigh-Ann Stratton from Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • ECTC auto/diesel program ranked in top 4 in nation by magazine

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel program is ranked one of the top four in the nation by a popular trade publication, “Tomorrow’s Technician.”

  • LaRue students participate in KFB leadership conference

    Summer vacation may be just starting up for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s emphasis on education is slowing down. Eighty-nine high school juniors from 57 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 26th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders), held in two locations later this month.
    Among the participants attending IFAL are Benjamin Tucker and Jamie Price, both of LaRue County High School.