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Education

  • Mackenzie Harbin awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Mackenzie Harbin, the granddaughter of Marjorie Harbin of Hodgenville, has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Harbin, a 2009 graduate of Western Hills High School, will attend Furman University to major in biology.

    She is one of only 84 seniors in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Harbin is the daughter of Gary and Karen Harbin of Frankfort.

  • CU holds Hodgenville Kids College

    Molten lava flowed as dinosaurs walked the earth in Hodgenville last week.

    This was the scene at Campbellsville University’s first Kids College July 20-23 at Hodgenville’s City Hall.

    Fourteen students in grades 3-8 spent four half days in two of the following classes: Can you build it?, No Boys Allowed, No Girls Allowed, Mad Scientist and American Girl Fun.

  • Murphy named to U of L Dean’s List

    Joshua A. Murphy, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Louisville for the spring semester. He is majoring in anthropology.

    Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

  • Murphy named to U of L Dean’s List

    Joshua A. Murphy, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Louisville for the spring semester. He is majoring in anthropology.

    Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

  • Vanyo graduates

    Chris Vanyo of Glendale has been awarded a Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Vanyo’s accomplishment was celebrated during a live graduation ceremony on July 25 in Chicago. Award-winning actress America Ferrera, star of ABC Television’s popular series “Ugly Betty,” served as the commencement speaker.

  • Edwards earns degree

    Scott Edwards of Hodgenville was a May degree candidate at Murray State University. Edwards received a bachelor of science in Architectural Engineering.

    He is the son of Jimmy and Patty Edwards.

  • ALES students meet high goals

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary students surpassed all previous math and reading goals at the school this past school year.

    Fifth-grader Shayne Wathen, a student of Todd Rogers, achieved 638.8 points with a 5.6 reading level and 93.6 percent comprehension rate in the Accelerated Reader Program.

    In Accelerated Math, fifth-grader Matthew Warren took first place with 305 mastered math goals. Matthew is a student in Allison McDowell’s class. Both students received trophies and a gift certificate to Lincoln’s Loft.

  • Cardin earns Byrd Scholarship

    Kristin Cardin of Hodgenville has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Cardin, a 2009 graduate of Central Hardin High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to major in mechanical engineering.

    While at Central Hardin, Cardin was a member of the Student Council and played soccer and basketball.

  • Stephens receives full rodeo scholarship

    Cody Stephens, a May graduate of LaRue County High School, has received a full scholarship to Fort Scott Kansas College on the rodeo team. He will attend there this fall.

    He also won a $250 Top Hand scholarship from Teskey’s Saddle Shop.

    Stephens, the Wrangler Bareback Champion at the Kentucky High School Finals Rodeo in June, is the son of Ricky and Sharon Stephens of Hodgenville; and the grandson of Roy and Linda Stephens of Hodgenville, Ronnie and Jane VanMeter of Sonora and Carolyn and Ron Campbell of Bagdad. He is the brother of Kaycee Stephens.

  • GEL-IN students receive an education in conservation

    Seven young LaRue Countians are learning to be leaders in conserving and protecting our natural resources both in LaRue County and elsewhere.

    The seven enrolled in the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN) at LaRue County High School are juniors Niccole Carter and Hannah Partridge; 2009 LCHS graduates Max McCubbin, Bethany Miller, Samantha Sidebottom and Aletha Tharp; and 2008 graduate Elizabeth Upton.