• Glendale student makes President's List

    Samantha Kay Adams of Glendale was one of 268 students who were named to Union University’s President’s List for the fall 2009 semester which ended earlier this month.

    The President’s List includes full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.

    Union University is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

  • Governor signs education bill

    Surrounded by educators and legislators from both parties Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed HB176, an education bill that allows the state to compete for up to $200 million in federal stimulus dollars to improve schools. The Governor commended state legislators on their bipartisan efforts to quickly pass the bill – the first legislation to emerge from this session.

  • Nolin to award scholarship funds

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students.

    The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

  • 'Everyone' feels safe at Hodgenville Elementary

    “There is no way that a school can be 100 percent safe, but this school comes about as close as you can get.”

    That is the opinion of one Hodgenville Elementary School parent interviewed by an independent safety survey team a few weeks ago.

  • Counselor encourages students to plan for future early

    When LaRue County High School guidance counselor Kristi Wright attends high school commencement each year, she views the event not only as the completion of one of  life’s milestones for the graduating seniors, but also as the beginning of a new journey for them, a journey she has helped prepare.

    Wright, the school’s guidance counselor since 2002, begins working with students on their after-high school plans even when they are in middle school.

  • Opera mixes healthy food choices and comedy

    LaRue County Schools’ elementary students will soon be able to enjoy a comic opera that brings to light two of the major health problems facing Kentuckians today – obesity and diabetes.

    Set in a school cafeteria, Get Stuffed concerns decisions that must be made about food. The production features vocalizing vegetables along with a big helping of other opinionated edible characters, all competing to influence one child’s daily diet.     

  • School calendar


      Feb. 8 – Fish and Game Clubs 1 and 1:45 p.m.

      Feb. 9 – Stay After and Read 2:45-4 p.m., open library 4-6 p.m.


       Feb. 10 – SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m.

    WKU admissions visit

    Hao Yuan, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit LaRue County High School 10:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.

  • Teacher receives National Board for Professional Standards certification

    Foster Heights teacher and Magnolia resident Nancy Kessler Lane recently earned her certification from the National Board for Professional Standards, joining an elite club whose membership includes only two other teachers in the Nelson County School District.

    Earning a National Board Certification is a rigorous task, according to education professionals. Resource teacher Patrice Edelen, who has also earned her certification and works at Foster Heights, said it involves submitting work portfolios, taking a battery of tests and creating a filmed video critique.

  • Academic Team competes in district

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor’s Cup Competition Feb. 1 and 3 at Bardstown High School. Students competed in the areas of future problem solving, written assessment, composition and quick recall. 

    The following received awards in written assessment: Andrew Skaggs, third in mathematics; Spenser Reed, first in social studies; Shelby Rogers, fourth in language arts; and Ellis Fraser, fourth in arts and humanities. Haley Edwards placed second in composition. 

  • Financial Aid Tip of The Month

    Tips for college-bound students

    Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also attend College Goal Sunday in January to get free help with filling out the FAFSA. For more information, visit www.kasfaa.com/cgs/default.htm.