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Education

  • Whelan recognized for outstanding academics

    Evelyn Whelan, a seventh grader from Howardstown, was honored in Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony May 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.

  • Tori Banks receives $1,000 alumnus scholarship

    Victoria “Tori” Banks is the recipient of the 2009 Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. The Cantrell-Lorey scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1,000 donated by a former graduate, Emma Cantrell Lorey of the Class of 1958 and her husband. 

    Banks, the daughter of Jim and Theresa Banks, plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this fall.

    The honor roll student has been active in soccer, softball, class committee, FCA, Pep Club, Adventure Club and the yearbook staff. She was statistician for the wrestling team.

  • Canter, Durham selected for Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School selected two employees for the May Lincoln Presidential Cabinet awards.

    D.J. Canter is the certified employee and Machelle Durham represents the classified employees.

    Canter, a third grade teacher, has a true teacher’s heart. She works hard to get to know her students and families and in return they know what she expects from them both personally and academically.

  • Many factors play role in scholastic success

    Success in school is measured by more than grades. It includes non-academic data – results from attendance, retention, dropout, graduation and successful transition to adult life.

    These factors made up the non-academic component of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. Though CATS accountability has ended, much of this information is used in the No Child Left Behind federal accountability.

  • Students participate in APES program

    Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held May 4-5. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Magen Baird, Lucas Chaudoin, Tschakha Chirunga, Craig Dunn, Maria Durham, Eli Ernst, Carley Ferguson, Todd Gozzard, Savannah Hines, Sierra Holt, Olivia Hornback, Travis Hornback, Melanie Huhn, Kirsta Jackson, Julia Johnson, Emily Kessinger, Katie Nash, Kaity Skaggs, Jessi Stanley, Emily Stone, Jessica Stowers, Carissa Stratton, Kristin Thompson, C.J. Turner and Ryan Wafford.

  • Owen, Wheeler chosen to attend Ag Institute

    Kellie Owen and Lannah Wheeler, juniors at LaRue County High School, have been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference will be June 14-18 on the campus of Murray State University and will include special leadership classes and speakers; team building recreation activities; and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Dewayne Bell honored as Volunteer of the Year

    The Kentucky Organization of School Volunteers recognized Dewayne Bell as Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held in Shepherdsville.

    Bell, his wife, Amy, and ALES Principal Amber Thurman attended the ceremony where about 75 volunteers from across Kentucky were honored.

  • Campbellsville University honors local students

    Numerous students were recognized at Campbellsville University’s annual honors and awards program April 29.

    Academic awards that were given include Environmental Biology, Andrea Michelle O’Bryan of New Hope; and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Glendale.

    Those graduating summa cum laude, with GPAs of 3.85 to 4.0; magna cum laude from 3.70 to 3.84; and cum laude 3.5 to 3.69, were also honored.

    Magna cum laude graduates were: SuLynne Oliver of New Haven; O’Bryan; and  Smith.

  • Cassie Thompson wins poetry contest

    Cassie Thompson, a student at LaRue County High School, is the winner of the 14th annual Classical Music Poetry Contest sponsored by WKU Public Radio and the Law Firm of Harned, Bachert and Denton.

    The contest offered students in grades 9 though 12 a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary project integrating classical music and creative writing. All high school students in the listening area were invited to enter by writing a poem inspired by one of two pieces of classical music. The musical selections were featured throughout April on WKU Public Radio.

  • Board approves personnel changes

    The following personnel changes were heard by the LaRue County School Board March 16:

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    •Amanda Hayes as freshman softball coach at LaRue County High School effective Feb. 23.

    •Cindi Hartley as substitute bus monitor.

    •David Ramey, Joe Thurman, David Allen, Charles Benningfield, Jesse Skaggs, Thomas Vance and Ronald Hartley as substitute custodians at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    •Sharon Allen and Sabrina Whelan as part-time instructional assistants at Kids Crew.