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Education

  • Four ALES students advance in Spelling Bee

    Twenty-four classroom winners competed Friday at Abraham Lincoln Elementary for advancement to the upcoming annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bee April 23 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Woman’s Club offering scholarship

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for fall semester 2010. Applicants will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships

    Twenty sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue counties have been awarded the third annual Magnolia Bank Preparing for Success scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career and how they plan to pursue that career. 

    ‘“The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,’“ said Stefanie Rock, assistant vice president at Magnolia Bank.   

  • KET promotes writer's contest

    KET is launching the KET Young Writers and Illustrators contest, a statewide competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The effort encourages Kentucky’s students in kindergarten through third grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original works.

  • Students claim three individual titles in speech tournament

    Seventeen schools from 11 counties met at LaRue County High School to battle it out for regional championships in the Kentucky High School Speech League Louisville Region. LCHS came away with three individual championships and two runners-up, qualified 20 entries to attend state and took third place overall.  LaRue County Middle School took two regional runners-up titles and qualified five entries for state in March.

  • Speech team excels at State

    LaRue County High School’s speech team competed last weekend in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Championship at Bowling Green.

    Forty-five schools competed for the top six spots in each event. Each school could bring a maximum of 36 entries.

    LaRue County had 20 entries – just a little more than half of those allowed – yet placed fourth out of the 45 teams.

  • LaRue teachers honored by Campbellsville University

    Three LaRue County teachers were selected for Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. They are Mitzi Allen of Hodgenville Elementary School; Joe Reed of LaRue County Middle School; and Jorge Venegas of LaRue County High School.

    They will be honored at a luncheon May 15 at Campbellsville University.

  • Patterson and Hawkins named to ALES Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School announced the March recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Award. Representing the classified staff is Susan Patterson, an instructional assistant who works primarily in the first grade classroom of Bethany Bowen. The certified representative is Lisa Hawkins, first grade teacher.

  • Fifth-grader receives rave reviews for AARP essay

    Tonya Atwell, a fifth-grade student at Hodgenville Elementary School, is this year’s LaRue County winner of an essay contest whose theme was “Why My Grandparent should be the Kentucky AARP Grandparent of the Year.”

    Atwell wrote about her relationship with her grandfather, Jimmy Engle. She wowed the judges when she described him as “Sunshine every morning, because he is the one that wakes me up.”

  • Superintendent sets goals for district

    The March meeting of the LaRue County School Board not only saw the vote for the Laptops of LaRue 21st century learning initiative, but the board also took action on other matters.

    The board:

    •Approved the Governmental Accounting Standards Board 54 Classification for laptop initiative funds, which reclassified the $1 million set aside in the general fund as “committed” to the laptop initiative, that way it cannot be taken back by the state.