• Gusler earns 'white coat' from Lincoln Memorial University

    Jessica Brooke-Ann Gusler of Sonora received her white coat June 18 at the White Coat Ceremony for the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2012 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn.

    Gusler is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU-DCOM. The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in physician assistant programs as well as allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country.

  • Lara Cottrell named to Dean's List

    Lara Ann Cottrell of Carrollton, Ga., was named to Wofford College's Dean's List for the spring semester.

    To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

    She is the daughter of Gary and Leslie Cottrell of Carrollton, Ga., and the great-granddaughter of Alma Hornback of the Oak Hill Community.

    Wofford College is an independent liberal arts college of 1,500 students in Spartanburg, S.C.

  • Tuition raised at Kentucky community colleges

    Kentucky community colleges are looking for a tuition increase to offset a portion of a budget gap.

    Tuition rates for new students to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will increase to $135 per credit hour from $130.

    The Board of Regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System approved the rate increases for the colleges as part of the 2011-12 budget last week.

    The new tuition rate meets the cap allowed for KCTCS tuition for the year, set by the Council on Postsecondary Education at a meeting in April.

  • HES principal ready to face new challenge

    Penny Cecil has resigned her position as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School to accept a position as curriculum specialist.
    She’ll be helping teachers with instructional needs and working with elementary school principals on instructional issues.
    She begins her new duties July 1. In the meantime, the site-based council is screening and interviewing applicants for the principal’s job. The next special meeting is June 24.

  • School Board reimburses cabin owner $1,000

    Monday’s school board meeting included a lengthy discussion about the flooding that occurred at the section of U.S. 31-E in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and McDowell’s Lakeview Cabins.
    Gary McDowell, owner of the cabins, used pumps to clear the driveway to several of his rental units. In May’s board meeting he said he doesn’t blame the school fully for the flooding, but he believes the increased water flow onto his property is because of the construction of ALES.

  • LCMS Wi-Fi team takes third at International Conference

    Just a few months after winning the State Governor’s Cup competition, LaRue County Middle School’s community problem solving team brought home third place in the International Conference.  The conference, held at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse June 9-12, hosted teams from all over the world including Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.

  • PHOTO: 4,648 volunteer hours
  • WKU Dean’s and President’s List, Spring 2011

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) are not listed.
    They are:

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/21

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    July 11-15 – Camp Invention, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    July 19 – Registration for returning and new students. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    July 28 – Kindergarten Launch 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Aug. 1 – Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30 p.m. (This is a change on what was originally sent home with students.)

    SBDM special called meeting

  • Changes for scheduled vaccines begin July 1

    Regulations governing the state’s immunization schedule for infants, toddlers and school-age children have been amended, adding or altering the types of certain vaccines required for school, day care, preschool and Head Start entry and changing the vaccination schedule for others, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced today.