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Education

  • 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.

  • LaRue Academic team competes at Governor’s Cup

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed at the Governor’s Cup Regional Academic Team competition Feb. 20 at Marion County High School. The Quick Recall Team placed fourth in the competition.

    Shelby Rogers won the Language Arts written assessment competition. The Future Problem Solving team earned first place in the competition. Rogers and the FPS team have qualified for the Governor’s Cup State competition March 13-15 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The Academic Team placed fourth in the overall competition.

  • LaRue modifies school calendar

    The LaRue County School Board made some changes to the March school calendar to account for some instruction time missed because of winter weather.

    The board added March 8 as an instructional day.

    With other missed days added on the end of the school year, the last day for students is now May 28.

  • Retirees have made a lifelong impact on education

    LaRue County Schools honored six employees, totaling over 138 years of service, at the annual retirement dinner Friday at LaRue County Middle School’s cafeteria.

    Karen Williamson, math teacher at LaRue County High School, has 34 years total experience, including 12 at LCHS. 

  • Freshmen receive grant to produce technology pamphlet

    Through a service learning grant, several LaRue County High School freshmen will produce a pamphlet that will help the community learn more about technology.

    “For the purpose of applying for the grant I called the project, ‘Getting the Information Out There,’” said Amy Loyall, LCHS librarian, who is guiding the students with the project. 

    Loyall has been working intensively with freshman English classes this year in the areas of reading and information literacy skills.

  • Hornback tops at spelling bee

    Skyler Hornback, son of Jeff and Barbara Hornback of Sonora, won the Elementary Division of the 46th Annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl held at Elizabethtown Community College April 23. He competed with other third, fourth, and fifth grade school winners from Hardin, Meade, Grayson, Hart, Nelson, Washington, Bullitt, Taylor, Breckinridge, Green, and Marion counties. He represented Abraham Lincoln Elementary School where he is a fourth grade student.

    Hornback said several of his other words were much harder than his winning word of “accessory.”

  • National Honor Society to hold induction May 16

    The LaRue County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society will hold the annual induction ceremony 2 p.m. May 16 in the high school auditorium. 

  • LaRue students gear up for summer learning activities

    Even though the last bell of the spring semester will soon sound, summer learning activities abound for LaRue County students.

    At Kids Crew, director Stephanie Ash has planned a variety of events and programs. An American Red Cross representative will conduct a swim safety course for school age children on June 3. Each Friday those children will board a bus to LaRue County swimming pool after lunch.