• Underwood, Brown named to ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School employees have been named to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet.

    Carol Underwood represented the certified staff and Bonnie Brown was chosen as the classified staff winner.

    Underwood has worked at ALES and Magnolia Elementary since 2001 as an exceptional education teacher. Prior to her school employment, she was employed in Taylor County at one of the local industries and when the company closed, she took advantage of the offer to return to college to obtain her teaching degree.

  • Health Department distributes H1N1 vaccine through schools

    During the first three weeks of December, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department gave 11,452 H1N1 influenza doses of vaccine in the schools, including 358 shots in LaRue County.

    In addition to school-based clinics, H1N1 vaccinations were given by local health departments, Fort Knox officials and pediatricians.

  • LCHS student selected to attend meeting in St. Louis

    Kellie Owen, a senior at LaRue County High School and one of two Lincoln Trail Youth Leaders of the Year, attended the Town Meeting on Tomorrow in October in St. Louis. Owen was selected to attend the four-day event, sponsored by the National Council on Youth Leadership. During the stay she participated in team building activities, improved leadership skills, visited the St. Louis Zoo and toured Washington University.

    Students from across the country heard many speakers, including Greg Stokes, former NBA player and Karen McCaa, inspirational speaker.

  • ALES and HES induct Junior Beta members

    Seventy-two fifth-grade students from Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary were granted membership into the National Junior Beta Association Nov. 24 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary. Beta members from LaRue County Middle School assisted sponsors Allison McDowell and Traci Weaver in the induction ceremony held before a crowd of parents and teachers. As members of this association, students must not only meet academic requirements, but display leadership and community spirit.

  • Schools have options for approaching ‘Snow Days’

    Remember when you were a kid waking up on a school day after the evening weather forecast had called for a chance of snow?

    More than likely, one question filled your mind as you raced to the window and pulled back the curtains to see if any of the white stuff had fallen - “Is there going to be school today?”

    With our coldest and snowiest months now approaching, that question probably will be repeated many times not only by students but by their parents as well.

    What’s the best way to find out?

  • Cruse named school board chairman

    Ronnie Chelf ended his term as chairman at the Jan. 19 school board meeting and handed over the title to Anita Cruse. Price Smith was elected vice chair of the board.

  • School calendar


    Jan. 7 - Jr. Beta 2:45 – 4 p.m.

    Jan. 7 - 5th grade 4-H 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

    Jan. 11 – Conservation Club 4th grade at 1 p.m.; 5th grade at 1:45 p.m.

    Jan. 12 – Planning and Professional Development Committee 3 p.m.

    Jan. 12 – Budget Committee 5 p.m.


    Wee Time

  • Amanda Cecil named to Dean’s List at Lindsey Wilson College

    A LaRue County resident earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2009 fall semester.

    Amanda Cecil of Hodgenville was named to the Dean’s List.

    Students named to Dean’s List earned at least a 3.50 graduate point average on a 4.0 scale and attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

  • Going ‘extreme ugly’ for a good cause

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary continued their tradition of collecting for the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund with the annual Extreme Ugly Makeover.

    Classrooms compete in their collections for this fund designated for clothing and other supplies for students within their school. Then right before Christmas, the classroom with the most money is allowed to choose a staff member for the ugly makeover.

    This year’s winning homeroom was the class of Samantha Ray. The students chose their own teacher as the lucky recipient of the award.

  • Construction booming in the gingerbread business

    Debbie Taylor’s class at LaRue County High School has entered into the home construction business.

    Unlike most builders, however, her students will be able to eat their structures as they have designed and built gingerbread houses.

    “We make them every year,” Taylor said. “However, in the past we have used graham crackers and hot glue. This year, everything is totally edible.”

    For their building plans, the students researched various recipes on Web sites, compared them, then selected the ones that best suited them.