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Education

  • January is School Board Member Recognition Month

    As a sports team is at its best when all members work together to achieve their goals, a board of education is most efficient when its members are united as they face the many challenges and concerns that arise at each meeting.

    “A good board of education can make all the difference for school districts,” noted Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent. “It starts and ends with the board. They hire and evaluate the superintendent. They also set policy and procedure for the district.”

  • LaRue WKU students named to Fall 2015 honors list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County were named to the Dean’s list and President’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List and their names are marked with an asterisk

    From Buffalo: Michael R. Huff*, Brittany S. Lucas and Brian H. Anderson*

  • LaRue County school board saluted this month

    Throughout January the administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of LaRue County Schools are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • Speech teams begin season

    The LaRue County Middle and High School Speech teams started 2016 with excellent showings at three tournaments over the past two weeks.

    On January 9, the high school team traveled to Rowan County where students won several individual awards and took fifth overall out of over 20 schools. They had a repeat of that performance at Assumption on the January 16, again placing fifth and winning some individual awards. The middle school team also competed on January 16 in Danville, bringing home some individual wins and placing seventh place overall out of 16 schools.

  • School Board holds elections

    The LaRue County School Board held their board elections and approved several bids at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19.

    The board unanimously elected Joanna Hinton as board chair and Price Smith as vice-chair. The two board members switched roles as Hinton previously served as the vice-chair, while Smith served as the chair.

  • School Board approved contract for energy savings

    The LaRue County School Board decided on a provider for guaranteed energy savings during a special called meeting on Thursday, January 7.

    The board approved Hershaw Trane of Louisville at the meeting. The board originally received two requests for proposals from Ameresco and Harshaw Trane.

  • New 4-H communications contests added with poetry contest

     The 4-H Poetry Contest will be held again this year, but there are new additions to the 4-H Communications Contest. It now includes six categories, instead of just poetry. The new categories are: Songwriting, Poetry, Essay on “What 4-H Means to Me”, Original Monologue, Press Release and Public Service Announcement. Students may enter one item per category.

    The contest is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Shooting Sports Club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on January 21 at the Extension Office.  Club volunteers will discuss and demonstrate shooting sports safety.  Youth with an interest in the club are encouraged to attend.

    Pizza Fundraiser

  • LaRue County Schools step up security

    LaRue County Schools have taken steps to increase security by adding more cameras, including some high tech ones.

    “We added 65 cameras to the elementaries, the middle school, and the high school as well as the board of education,” said Rip Collins, district director of pupil personnel. “With the 65 we are adding, we now have 164 total cameras.”

    The cameras added to the two elementary schools and the middle school replace a system that has been in those schools for a number of years, according to Collins.

  • iPad Mini giveaway winner