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Education

  • Tech students earn national computing certification

    Four LaRue County High School technology students have passed the National Internet and Computing Core Certification exams, giving them an entry-level national certification into the computer industry.

    “Students today need computer certification to be competitive in the job market,” said Shannon Bowen, instructor. “There are several certifications available to take such as A+, Net+, Microsoft and Cisco, and the IC3 which is a new certification.”

  • Goodin leaves endowment to fund scholarship

    Thanks to the benevolence of the late Nancy Goodin, a former LaRue County school teacher and director of pupil personnel, a $2,000 annual scholarship is available for LaRue County High School graduates majoring in teaching or education at a college or university.

    The reported $720,000 endowment is one of the largest ever received by the school system, according to Sam Sanders, the district’s superintendent.   

    Goodin began her career at Hodgenville High School in 1943 and retired from LaRue County Schools in 1981.

  • Pearman is Memorial Scholarship winner

    At their 40th class reunion in November 2008, the LaRue County High School Class of 1968 established a scholarship in memory of their deceased classmates.

    This year’s recipient is Cortney Pearman, daughter of Curtis and Robin Pearman of Hodgenville.

    Pearman will attend ECTC this fall and plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University where she will major in elementary education.

  • ALES custodians win good housekeeping award

    For the second time since the recognition program began last school year, custodians at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have won the district’s good housekeeping award.

    “They have taken a lot of pride in their work and it shows in the school building,” said Phil Fulkerson, district director of transportation and maintenance.

    Larry Nunn, Kent Ballough and Michael Franklin, custodial staff at ALES, received district-logo shirts for their first win and Texas Roadhouse gift cards the second time they claimed top honor.

  • Ragland recognized by Bryan

    Josh Ragland, son of David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, was recognized for his academic achievement at Bryan College in Tennessee.

    Ragland was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. He earned at least a 3.5 grade average on Bryan’s 4.0 scale.

  • Whelan recognized for outstanding academics

    Evelyn Whelan, a seventh grader from Howardstown, was honored in Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony May 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.

  • Tori Banks receives $1,000 alumnus scholarship

    Victoria “Tori” Banks is the recipient of the 2009 Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. The Cantrell-Lorey scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1,000 donated by a former graduate, Emma Cantrell Lorey of the Class of 1958 and her husband. 

    Banks, the daughter of Jim and Theresa Banks, plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this fall.

    The honor roll student has been active in soccer, softball, class committee, FCA, Pep Club, Adventure Club and the yearbook staff. She was statistician for the wrestling team.

  • Canter, Durham selected for Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School selected two employees for the May Lincoln Presidential Cabinet awards.

    D.J. Canter is the certified employee and Machelle Durham represents the classified employees.

    Canter, a third grade teacher, has a true teacher’s heart. She works hard to get to know her students and families and in return they know what she expects from them both personally and academically.

  • Many factors play role in scholastic success

    Success in school is measured by more than grades. It includes non-academic data – results from attendance, retention, dropout, graduation and successful transition to adult life.

    These factors made up the non-academic component of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. Though CATS accountability has ended, much of this information is used in the No Child Left Behind federal accountability.

  • Students participate in APES program

    Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held May 4-5. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Magen Baird, Lucas Chaudoin, Tschakha Chirunga, Craig Dunn, Maria Durham, Eli Ernst, Carley Ferguson, Todd Gozzard, Savannah Hines, Sierra Holt, Olivia Hornback, Travis Hornback, Melanie Huhn, Kirsta Jackson, Julia Johnson, Emily Kessinger, Katie Nash, Kaity Skaggs, Jessi Stanley, Emily Stone, Jessica Stowers, Carissa Stratton, Kristin Thompson, C.J. Turner and Ryan Wafford.