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Education

  • Applications accepted for NOW program

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential. At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea.

    April 15 is the deadline to submit applications for the three-week residential summer session. The program will be June 5-25.

  • Ian Mather wins $10,000 scholarship

    Ian Mather, a LaRue County High School senior, has been named the Kentucky winner of a $10,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship to attend the college of his choice.
    From the pool of 50 state winners plus one each from the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico, 10 will be selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000.
    AXA Equitable’s foundation bases scholarships on several criteria, including ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college.

  • Sarah Stults tops in FFA contest

    Sarah Stults, daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was the winner of Friday’s Lincoln Trail Region FFA Creed Speaking Contest.
    Misty Bivens is her Chapter advisor.

  • 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.