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Education

  • Travis Hornback tops in jazz band

    Travis Hornback, a senior at LaRue County High school, recently earned a spot in the Kentucky All-State Jazz Ensemble. Hundreds of people auditioned to be in the All-State Jazz Band, but only 23 were selected. Travis was among the 23.

  • School Calendar

    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, contact ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    May 6 – Seniors will have their group photo taken. Dress shoes and clothing required.

    May 12 – Site Based Council meeting, 4:30 p.m.

    May 16 – National Honor Society ceremony at 2 p.m. May 16 in the auditorium, practice May 14 during first and second periods

  • ALESee^Lincoln Cabinet members announced

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary has named two additions to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet. Martha Sanders, representing the classified staff, and Kellie Kelly from certified personnel are this month’s winners.

  • WKU students honored

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters recognized its outstanding students April 18.

    This year’s award recipients include:

    •English: Caleb Ernst of Buffalo, Outstanding Major: English and Allied Language Arts

    •Folk Studies and Anthropology: Frances Carson of Hodgenville, Outstanding Anthropology Graduate in the Biological Concentration Award;

    •Music: Aleshia Akin of Magnolia, Edward J. Pease Memorial Scholarship.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations April 19.

    •Accepted resignation, due to retirement, of Karen Williamson, teacher at LaRue County High School, effective end of school year; Carol Shelton, teacher at LaRue County Middle School, effective Sept. 1; Peggy Newton, teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, effective end of school year.

    • Accepted resignation of Gordon Bright as part-time custodian at LCHS effective March 30.

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Feb. 18 meeting:

    Extended-employment

    •Ben Schell as volleyball coach at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 15.

    •Jennifer Adams as Youth Service Center Technology Club sponsor effective Jan. 27.

    Employment

    Susan Lord as special education instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Feb. 5

    Resignation

    •Francis DiStefano as assistant softball coach at LCHS effective Feb. 8

  • Science fair answers some burning questions

    Which kills germs better – liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer?

    What brand of bubble gum retains its taste the longest?

    Which toilet paper is stronger – Angel Soft or Charmin Ultra Strong?

    These questions show the range of topics that elementary students covered through experiments during LaRue County Schools’ District Science Fair at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last weekend. 

  • Internet safety program held for LCHSee^students

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper James Johnson spends his days traveling to schools all over Kentucky warning students about Internet safety. Johnson, now with the Attorney General’s Office, tells of grim stories where young people have lost their lives because of the Internet.

  • Thompson chosen for prestigious summer program

    Kristin Thompson, a LaRue County High School senior, has been selected to participate in a summer program for aspiring doctors or dentists.

    The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) was established to assist students from medically under-served areas of Kentucky who plan to pursue a career as a physician or dentist and who hope to return to their home county or similar area to practice.

    The program offers an opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and an exploration of careers in medicine and dentistry.

  • Kayla Carrico named to Dean’s List

    Kayla Carrico of LaRue County was named to the Dean’s List at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the fall semester.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.