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Education

  • New year brings a new outlook on opportunities

    In addition to setting weight loss and smoking cessation goals, the start of another year offers a great opportunity to consider bettering other aspects of one’s life as well.

    “It’s a wonderful time to think about improving one’s education and life possibilities,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools.

    So far this school year, LaRue’s adult education program has served 154 students with 10 receiving General Education Development (GED) diplomas.

  • Civil Engineering scholarship available

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 10 new scholarships for students to pursue civil engineering technology degrees at two schools – Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington and Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg. The new Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program will prepare students for work with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upon graduation.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Underwood, Brown named to ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School employees have been named to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet.

    Carol Underwood represented the certified staff and Bonnie Brown was chosen as the classified staff winner.

    Underwood has worked at ALES and Magnolia Elementary since 2001 as an exceptional education teacher. Prior to her school employment, she was employed in Taylor County at one of the local industries and when the company closed, she took advantage of the offer to return to college to obtain her teaching degree.

  • Health Department distributes H1N1 vaccine through schools

    During the first three weeks of December, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department gave 11,452 H1N1 influenza doses of vaccine in the schools, including 358 shots in LaRue County.

    In addition to school-based clinics, H1N1 vaccinations were given by local health departments, Fort Knox officials and pediatricians.

  • LCHS student selected to attend meeting in St. Louis

    Kellie Owen, a senior at LaRue County High School and one of two Lincoln Trail Youth Leaders of the Year, attended the Town Meeting on Tomorrow in October in St. Louis. Owen was selected to attend the four-day event, sponsored by the National Council on Youth Leadership. During the stay she participated in team building activities, improved leadership skills, visited the St. Louis Zoo and toured Washington University.

    Students from across the country heard many speakers, including Greg Stokes, former NBA player and Karen McCaa, inspirational speaker.

  • ALES and HES induct Junior Beta members

    Seventy-two fifth-grade students from Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary were granted membership into the National Junior Beta Association Nov. 24 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary. Beta members from LaRue County Middle School assisted sponsors Allison McDowell and Traci Weaver in the induction ceremony held before a crowd of parents and teachers. As members of this association, students must not only meet academic requirements, but display leadership and community spirit.

  • Schools have options for approaching ‘Snow Days’

    Remember when you were a kid waking up on a school day after the evening weather forecast had called for a chance of snow?

    More than likely, one question filled your mind as you raced to the window and pulled back the curtains to see if any of the white stuff had fallen - “Is there going to be school today?”

    With our coldest and snowiest months now approaching, that question probably will be repeated many times not only by students but by their parents as well.

    What’s the best way to find out?

  • Cruse named school board chairman

    Ronnie Chelf ended his term as chairman at the Jan. 19 school board meeting and handed over the title to Anita Cruse. Price Smith was elected vice chair of the board.