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Education

  • Middle School problem-solvers advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Future Problem Solving Team placed second in regional competition on Feb. 5 and is bound for State competition March 12 in Lexington.  

    The team members are Kylie Rogers, Cody McDowell, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran.

  • Marshall Metcalf serves as senate page

    Marshall Metcalf, a LaRue County High School sophomore, spent Feb. 24 serving as a page for Carroll Gibson, Republican state senator representing District Five that includes LaRue County.

    Marsha Duncan, youth service center coordinator, said Metcalf’s application was selected from about 400 entries across the state. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools receive more 'bang' for educational buck

    Many businesses measure their productivity through their return on investments.

    Using this idea, the Washington-based Center for American Progress has attempted to measure the return on investment of more then 9,000 school districts around the country.

    Its report, summarized in the Jan. 26 issue of Education Week, showed LaRue County Schools are one of 20 districts in Kentucky ranking in the highest category for their return on what they invest.

  • LCHS Speech Team qualifies 10 Students to Nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League State Qualifier this past Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the NCFL Grand National Tournament.

    The national tournament will be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC and LaRue students represent nine of the 54 entries Kentucky will be taking. Two LCHS students earned top spots in the process.

    Senior Timmy Gibson won the qualifier in prose/poetry; and sophomore James Reding won the Congress championship for the second year in a row. 

  • U.K. forum to be held in E'town


    As part of an effort to gather input about desired characteristics of the University of Kentucky's next president, a forum will be conducted Thursday in Elizabethtown.

    The University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees and its presidential search committee are holding a series of forums across the state. The Elizabethtown session begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hardin County Extension Service office at 201 Peterson Drive.

  • Teachers have chance to TELL all through survey

    This month, Kentucky’s teachers will be allowed to tell what they really think about their working conditions.

    The TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey will be administered to all Kentucky certified educators through March 25.

    The purpose of the survey is to document and analyze how teachers and other educators view their teaching and learning conditions, so that educators, stakeholders and policymakers can make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and teacher retention.

  • SCHOOLS: Opinions differ on value of early release days

    Not all LaRue County teachers like the district’s early release policy.
    This school year, students are being released at 1:30 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for elementary students) to provide more planning and training time to teachers. Early surveys indicated support from teachers and parents for the practice but the gap appears to be narrowing.
    At last Tuesday’s school board meeting, the results of a new parent-teacher survey were announced.

  • Laptops of LaRue featured in Dell video

    LaRue County High School students were handed their own laptops – little blue Dells – last October.
    Since then, Dell has received such positive feedback about the Laptops of LaRue Initiative, the company has decided to document the program.
    A film crew from Seattle and support staff from Dallas arrived at the school to interview students and staff Friday. The video will be available on Dell’s website dedicated to technology solutions for kindergarten through 12th grade, www.dell.com/casestudies.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students visit Frankfort

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students experienced up close and personal the Kentucky House of Representatives in session Feb. 17 as they were guests of Michael Meredith, 19th district representative.

    Fourth-grader Jake Walters and fifth-grader Harrison Hynes sat in the House Chamber at Meredith’s and Representative Stan Lee’s desks as they heard bills discussed and actually voted (following thumbs up or down cues from the respective representatives) on some pieces of legislation.

  • LaRue produces 'most efficient' speech team

    The LaRue County High School Speech team traveled to the first of its four statewide speech tournaments this weekend and brought home an award for most efficient team at the tournament.