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Education

  • LaRue County working to make schools safer

    Making schools safer is an ongoing goal toward which LaRue County Schools strive.

    On Oct. 13, a team including several individuals from outside the school district will study the district’s emergency response plans, conduct visual walk-throughs at each school, examine supervision assignments and interview staff, students and parents as part of the assessment.

  • ALES honors staff members

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School concluded its first month of school with the selection of two employees for the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Awards. The award is given monthly to one classified and one certified person through a nomination process from ALES colleagues. Recipients must demonstrate a positive attitude with students and staff, a “whatever it takes” attitude, a good relationship with families, a desire to grow professionally, and evidence of service beyond the call of duty.

  • ‘Drink It and Sink It’ recycling program comes to district

    Conservation of resources and improving our environment, commonly referred to as “going green,” make sense not only from a financial viewpoint, but also from a safety and health perspective.

    LaRue County Nutrition Services has made several strong efforts in the last couple of years to work toward becoming “green,” according to Nutrition Services Coordinator DeeAnne Sanders.

  • Cell phones restricted at school

    During the school day, the use of cell phones by students will be prohibited, except in the case of emergencies.

    The LaRue County School Board gave first reading Monday to a board policy that affirms the rules in place at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School. If approved on second reading, the policy would be adopted as the districtwide requirement.

    The change in the telecommunications device policy (09.4261) strikes the use of cell phones during students’ lunch breaks.

  • ALES students begin microsociety jobs

    Twenty third, fourth, and fifth graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School became a part of the latest student microsociety workforce by completing an intense one-day summer workshop in the school library. Students learned how to complete a job application, interviews, job evaluations, and then got on the job experience in four different job areas - safety patrol, flag duty, flower caretenders and the recycle brigade.

  • Farley Brashear's workout helps students 'feel the burn'

    Several fitness enthusiasts, rivulets of sweat flowing down their faces, “felt the burn” last week as they worked out to Farley-cise. 

    Farley Brashear, certified fitness trainer, put the group through the first part of his program composed of four areas – strength training, cardio workout, proper nutrition, and rest.

  • Drew Simpson nominated for Camp Unite’s Youth Leader of the Week

    Drew Simpson of Hodgenville was nominated by his fellow tribe leaders as “Youth Leader of the Week” for demonstrating leadership beyond expectations at the third annual Camp UNITE July 28-31 on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg.

  • ACT scores fall in district, state

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, and LaRue County students followed the trend.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky’s public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

    LaRue County’s composite score was 18.4, down from 18.8 a year ago.

  • Newton honored by WHAS

    Peggy Newton was honored by WHAS-11 and Eon US at the annual ExCELebration ceremony in Louisville. This black-tie gala is held each year to honor the recipients from 13 Kentuckiana school districts. 

    Newton is a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School where she is in her 31st  year of teaching.

  • New fund honors Robbins family, enhances education

    A new endowed fund that will enhance allied health education programs and support student success at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Robbins of Elizabethtown.

    The initial contribution to the fund at ECTC was made by ZirMed, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based technology solutions for health care commerce, headquartered in Louisville.