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Education

  • 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. 

  • Reding named to Dean’s List

    Mary Elizabeth Reding, of Howardstown, has been named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the spring 2010 semester. Students must have a grade-point average ranging from 3.5 to a perfect 4.0 to be eligible for dean’s list status. Reding is majoring in music education and is the daughter of Mark and Barb Reding.

  • Eight LCHS students make district band

    Eight LaRue County High School students recently earned the right to perform in the Fourth District Band Director’s Association Honor Bands. Katy Nash, flute; David Cruse, alto saxophone; Nathaniel Nash trumpet; Brittany Carman, euphonium; Isaac Burd, tuba; Eli Ernst, snare; Travis Hornback, snare; and Aaron Boone keyboard percussion, were selected among hundreds who auditioned for a select number of spots in the ensembles.

  • Early spring weather brings out students' green thumbs

    The recent warm spell of weather not only has brought out buds and leaves earlier than usual, but also gardeners who want a jump start on the growing season.

    Misty Bivens, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at LaRue County High School who oversees the school’s greenhouse, has witnessed this spring fever.

    “Due to the warm weather we are already open,” the nine-year teaching veteran said. “We started getting calls, so we opened up. We are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.”

  • 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.