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Education

  • Middle School students learn ceremonial dances

    LaRue County school students identified as gifted/talented in the areas of dance, drama, creativity, and social studies experienced the realm of the performing arts last week.

    New Performing Arts of Louisville, a company providing live, professional performing arts programs to schools and smaller communities, hosted seminars for elementary and middle school students ranging from theatrical workshops to Native American dance.

  • LaRue Middle School Academic Team wins district championship

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team won first place overall with 58 total points at District Governor's Cup Academic Competition Jan. 22 at Boston School.

    The Future Problem Solving Team tied for first place. Members are Cody McDowell, Kylie Rogers, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen.

    The Quick Recall team placed second. Lauren Zahrndt and Allison Firquin operated the computerized buzzer system for the competition. Both of these teams progressed to Regional competition at Bloomfield Middle School Feb. 1 and will compete again Feb. 5.

  • Sixth graders compete in Academic Showcase

    Students from LaRue County Middle School competed in the Sixth Grade Academic Showcase in December. 

  • Governors Cup: Quick Recall and Future Problem Solvers excel

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor's Cup competition held Jan. 24 and 29 at Nelson County High School.  LCHS competed against four other high school academic teams – Nelson County High, Bardstown High, Bardstown Bethlehem and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

    The following students placed in written assessment and will advance to regional competition: Shelby Rogers placed third in Language Arts, Andrew Skaggs placed second in Mathematics, Spenser Reed placed second in Social Studies. 

  • ALES singers perform in concert

    Weather delayed the winter concert of the Guys' Percussion Ensemble and the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Singers, but the show did go on as planned in January. The two groups performed several songs together and individually at two performances.

  • Local students make honor roll at Bethlehem High School

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.
    Skyler Kaitlyn Frye, a sophomore, was named to the All A Honor Roll.
    Jesse E. Plouvier, a freshman, was named to the A-B Honor Roll.

  • LaRue County Middle School Honor Roll - second nine weeks

    All A

  • Teachers trained on 'Project Based Learning'

    Teachers at LaRue County High School are implementing a fresh approach to instruction, Project Based Learning, which they hope will help students to solve problems much as they’ll have to do once they graduate and face the real world.
    “Students will be in charge of their own learning, helping to develop the objectives, the process, and to some extent how they are assessed,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist.     

  • Price Smith named chairman of school board

    The first meeting of the LaRue County School Board for the new year brought a change in leadership.
    Price Smith was elected chairman of the board. Dick Greenwell was named vice-chairman after “respectfully declining” a nomination for chairman.
    In other business:

  • LaRue Schools closed

    LaRue County schools are closed Wednesday due to wintry weather.
    About 3-inches of snow fell overnight. 

    The area is under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. today. Snow began to fall steadily shortly after midnight. Total accumulation in the area is expected to be as much as 5 inches.