• Jackson receives doctorate

     Robert “Bob” Jackson of Murray was one of 11 recipients of Western Kentucky University’s doctoral degree in educational leadership recognized May 11 during a graduate ceremony.

    Jackson, associate vice president of development and governmental relations at Murray State University, is a former Kentucky state senator representing the first district.

    He is a 1981 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of the late Harold and Dolly Jackson of Magnolia.

  • Lucas Pepper and James Crosswhite win Farm Bureau scholarships

  • District facilities plan awaits approval by school board

     Each school district in Kentucky is required by law to develop a local district facilities plan every four years.

    Since January, a committee has been meeting to determine the most pressing needs of LaRue County Schools – and how the district can use state-provided funds effectively.

    Wednesday, a public hearing was held at the high school to gather comments about the proposed plan. Superintendent Sam Sanders, a non-voting member of the committee, and a reporter from The LaRue County Herald Newswere the only ones present.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: 28 to graduate from GED program

     At 6 p.m. June 18 at LaRue County High School, LaRue County Board of Education and school personnel, relatives, and friends will celebrate the accomplishment of several students who have earned their GED (general education development) diplomas this year in LaRue's Adult Education Program.

    “We have 28 graduates,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services. “We never know how many are actually going to participate in the GED ceremony.”

  • Early Childhood Council purchases literacy kits

     LaRue County Community Early Childhood Council recently purchased early childhood literacy kits for the LaRue County Public Library. 

    The kits are available for parents and early childhood providers to check out.  The Council originally purchased similar kits for the library in 2004. According to Katie Wheatley, children's librarian, the kits were utilized so much that they were worn out, had missing pieces or had been checked out and not returned.

  • Courtney Pottinger graduates from Kentucky State

     Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry during Kentucky State University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on May 4 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Pottinger was on the Kentucky State University Cross Country team in fall 2009 and ran track in spring 2010. Pottinger plans to work as a chemistry sales representative. 

  • MONEY TIPS FOR STUDENTS: Identity theft

     Identity theft can affect anyone — including students. In fact, students under age 18 are often targeted because they often have no reason to check their credit scores to see if someone has been using their Social Security number. There are several measures you can take to help protect yourself and your identity, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Puryear inducted into Holleian Society

     LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Curtis Puryear was inducted into the Holleian Society at the university’s annual awards program. 

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement and recognition of superior achievement in liberal arts studies. Faculty select students on the basis of academic achievement. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • Wathen receives Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship

     Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected to receive the PM USA/USST Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship.

    As the son and nephew of two life-long farmers, Wathen showed leadership by working on the farm, starting his own crop and taking an A.P. chemistry class to help with farm improvements.

    He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    He is the son of John and Kim Wathen.

  • Hanson graduates from EKU

     Richard Lowell Hanson of Buffalo graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in the spring semester.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in correctional and juvenile justice studies.