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Education

  • HES archery club finds success

    Thanks to the Hodgenville Elementary School’s Family Resource Center, HES was able to have a very successful first year of Archery Club. 

  • LaRue schools: 2011 top places to work

    The LaRue County Schools have been selected a "2011 Top Places to Work."
    Superintendent Sam Sanders notified the Herald News of the honor earlier today.
    The companies included in The Courier-Journal's Top Places to Work were selected based on exhaustive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The complete rankings and overall results will be showcased in the Top Places to Work special section in the Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 section of The Courier-Journal and will appear online at Courier-Journal.com.

  • LCHS students visit Walt Disney World

    Students enrolled in LaRue County High School business classes and FBLA members traveled to Disney World in November for a field trip.
    While in Disney World, students learned about careers, advertising, marketing, animation, technology, photography, leadership and The Walt Disney Company.
    Students learned how technology has changed over time, how technology is used in Disney attractions, and how technology will change the future. Students and chaperones learned how animations started, how to draw a character, and what it takes in developing a motion picture.

  • LaRue County Reads need volunteers

    Start the New Year with a resolution to help others. Volunteer with LaRue County Reads and help a child improve their reading skills.
    With an investment of as little as 30 minutes a week, you can assist children at Hodgenville Elementary or Abraham Lincoln Elementary.
    The next volunteer tutor training will be 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Board of Education.
    For more information or for a different training date and time, contact Sarah Hornback at sarah.hornback@larue.kyschools.us or 358-8334. 

  • LaRue County students brush up on painting history

    Frida Kahlo, born in 1907, was an artist whose works, mostly self-portraits, reflect the pain she experienced in her life.  
    There was plenty of it. When she was six, she contracted polio, leaving her right leg thinner than her left. She was also thought to have spina bifida which affected her spinal cord and leg development.  

  • Ernst honored by WKU

    Caleb Ernst of Buffalo was one of 1,407 graduates honored by Western Kentucky University during its 168th commencement.

    The English and allied language arts major and son of Robert and Sharon Ernst had the highest GPA from Potter College of Arts & Letters, according to a news release.

    During weekend ceremonies, WKU conferred 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling school off can be a tough call

    Icy, snowy weather has arrived in LaRue County earlier than in previous years, causing schools to be dismissed several days in December.

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that more days of school will be dismissed.            

    What's the best way to find out?

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools' director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • Students compete in essay contest

    Fifth grade students from Karlotta Cecil's classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary have been busily writing for both school portfolio requirements and the American Association of Retired People Grandparent Contest.

    Eight students elected to enter their Best Grandparent pieces in the local contest. They were Steven Greenleaf, Anna Webb, Alyssa Betz, Dylan Sullivan, Lauren Parker, Kyle Woosley, Laurel Locke and Skyler Hornback.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's 136 undergraduate and graduate students were told to seize opportunities when they come their way at commencement Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The following students have been awarded degrees from Campbellsville University:

    •  Alice Susan Underdonk Brewer of Hodgenville, a graduate of North Hardin High School, the daughter of Deloras Underdonk of Radcliff and the late Robert Underdonk, graduated magna cum laude. She graduated with a bachelor of science in early childhood education.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Teens teach kids; archers work on skills

    In LaRue County Schools, the leaders of tomorrow are showing their leadership skills today.

    Teens Leading Kids Club is an organization of 16 LaRue County High School seniors whose mission is to develop leadership skills in younger students.

    “These students are selected by grades, school/community involvement, and leadership qualities,” said Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Center coordinator, whose office sponsors the group.