• LaRue students getting to school and staying

    Non-academic data reports, released this month by the Kentucky Department of Education for school year 2008-09, show LaRue County Schools with over a 96 percent graduation rate, above 95 percent attendance rate and with zero dropouts.

    The data also includes results from retention and successful transition to adult life, which with dropout, attendance, and graduation rates, comprise the non-academic component of the Kentucky School Testing System and parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

  • HES students fight the good fight against cancer

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School joined the battle against cancer last week as they held a Mini-Relay at the school. This was the second Mini Relay the school has hosted and it is growing each year. The Mini Relay was combined with field day to make a fun-filled day in the sun as a celebration of the hard work students and staff have done all year in raising money to fight cancer. This year the school went beyond the amount they raised last year to a whopping $7,588.81.

  • Campbellsville University awards 474 diplomas

    Campbellsville University awarded 474 diplomas to graduates in May commencement  ceremonies.

    Students include:

    Alan Scott Thomas of New Haven – master of arts in education;

    Christopher Lane Taylor of Hodgenville – bachelor of science in pastoral ministries with a minor in music. Taylor is a graduate of Muhlenberg North High School and is married to Mandy Taylor;

  • ALES students walk for a cure

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary followed in the steps of Hodgenville Elementary with its own Mini-Relay for Life this year. The school had participated in Relay for the past eight years, yet this was the first year that grade levels combined for friendly competition to raise money for the countywide event and to hold their own Mini-Relay complete with luminarias and banners. Held over a period of two days and in conjunction with field day events, the Mini-Relay was conducted in cooperation with Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels.

  • Careful planning makes for successful student garden

    Students in Debbie Taylor’s class at LaRue County High School have transformed what previously was a grass lawn into a “Secret Garden,” lush with vegetables and flowers.

    “This was probably the most successful project I have done in a long time,” Taylor said after holding a garden party to celebrate the class’s success.

    She and her students used shovels to dig a pond around which they placed plants, rock, and mulch. They added a concrete table and benches, plus other benches for sitting and relaxing.

  • Puryear named to Dean's List at Transy

    LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University sophomore Curtis Puryear has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 winter term. 

    He achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.

  • School calendar


    Aug. 5 – First day of school


    SBDM Council

    All meetings dealing with hiring of a new LCMS principal will be held at the middle school in either the library or the computer lab.

    • June 18, 2 p.m. – discussing applicants

    • June 22, June 23 and June 28, time TBA – conducting applicant interviews

    • June 30, time TBA – making a decision about the hiring of the principal

  • ALES Cabinet members announced

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School announced its final recipients of this year’s Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Awards.

    Nominated by several of her fellow instructional colleagues, Donna Sherrard is this month’s classified winner. She has been with the LaRue County Schools since 1992 and has served as an instructional assistant for both the classroom and special education. She has a great “can do” attitude and is always busy working with a child, grading papers, making observations for a teacher’s records or monitoring a group of children.

  • Campbellsville University announces Dean's List

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring semester.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    The following students have been named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List:

  • Ledezma receives scholarship

    Carlee Ledezma is the recipient of the Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship.

    The scholarship was donated by former graduate Emma Cantrell Lorey (Class of 1958) and her husband.

    Ledezma plans to attend Campbellsville University this fall to pursue a nursing degree.