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Education

  • 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.

  • LCHS Speech Team continues hot streak

    The snow hasn’t slowed the LaRue County High School Speech Team, which has traveled to two tournaments over the past three weeks and brought home plenty of hardware to continue the momentum started in the first semester. With regionals and state right around the corner, the team is gearing up to make an excellent showing at State for LaRue County.

  • Project Graduation: Raising funds to keep our children safe

    Project Graduation, observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, gives the new alumni a drug-and-alcohol-free opportunity to celebrate with several chances to win cash prizes and valuable donated items.
    In order to help raise funds for the annual event, LaRue County High School’s Project Graduation committee is trying innovative methods, one of which involves a Senior Tree of Memories which senior Ellen Huff, one of Monique Hanna’s advanced art students, painted on a second floor wall of the high school.

  • Scholarship opportunities

    Bluegrass Cellular

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes LaRue County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. For guidelines and application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com.

    Nolin RECC

  • Teacher's makeover rewards fundraising students

    December was a busy month at Abraham Lincoln Elementary when it comes to the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund. Students set out to beat last year's total of $905.54 with a variety of ideas including Christmas grams sponsored by the Jr. Beta Club and the annual Extreme Makeover of a staff member.

    This year's recipient of the makeover was Verda Hacker, physical education teacher at ALES. Mrs. Hawkins's first grade class raised the most money for KDS, and selected Hacker in a classroom election.

  • Talk of the Hawk available online

    Summer Garris’s Twenty-first Century Publishing class is producing a LaRue County High School online magazine that reports on a variety of student interests.

    “Our goals for this publication are to provide a magazine for students by students (written about issues LCHS students care about) and to create a means of capturing the ‘essence’ of LCHS from a student perspective,” said Garris who heads the school’s English department.

    The idea of having a school publication is not new, according to Garris.

  • Parent involvement is important to schools

    As teachers in the local school system, we understand how important it is that our schools have the support of parents and the community. Students are more secure and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education and when community members are willing to be involved in school activities. Schools are working hard to provide a high quality education for every child. But they can't do it alone. Parent and community involvement is critical to creating great schools.

  • LaRue County High School's writing scores soar

    Results from on-demand writing assessments show that LaRue County High School seniors this fall produced the highest scores since writing accountability was initiated.

    Working toward a goal of 100, the students garnered an index of 85.53, up 8.2 points over last year’s scores.

    “It shows a great effort from both our teachers and students,” said an elated Paul Mullins, LCHS principal. “Our students are taking pride in the successes of our high school.”