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Education

  • 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. 

  • 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