• Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.

  • New site-based council elected at ALES for 2009-11

    The new site-based decision-making council for Abraham Lincoln Elementary began its work at the June meeting in the school’s Gearon Conference Center. Members of the 2009-11 council are teachers Jackie Harley, Missy Flanders and Karlotta Cecil; parents Trudy Gardner and Farrah Pruitt; and principal and chairwoman Amber Thurman.

    Plans were made to introduce the new council to school families at both the Parent Orientation Night July 28 and the Kindergarten Launch July 30.

  • McDowell plays integral part in parental education

    Kayla McDowell helps parents to be better teachers of their children.

    As parent educator under the auspices of the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary through AmeriCorps volunteers, she works with LaRue County families who have children from birth to 3 years old.

    The program’s goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.

  • Students donate to ‘Give a Lincoln for Lincoln’

    Throughout 2009, History and Outback Steakhouse are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by participating in an initiative entitled “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln.” The program, which was kicked off with the LaRue County visit by former first lady Laura Bush last November, is in association with the National Park Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and aims to encourage Americans of all ages to help preserve six key sites associated with Lincoln’s life and legacy.

  • Five local students named to Dean’s List

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognized several students from LaRue County who achieved Dean’s List honors for the spring semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Dean’s List honorees are Ladana Jolly, Nicholas Haynes, Jessica Williams, Joseph Brey and William Osbourne.

  • Students named to Dean’s List at University of Louisville

    Several local students were named to the University of Louisville’s Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars for the spring semester.

    A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    LaRue County students are Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Dean’s Scholar; David William Henry, Dean’s List; Toni K. Millin, Dean’s List; Aimee G. Lynott, Dean’s List; and Keith Daniel Mulkins, Dean’s Scholar.

  • Students meet challenges at Camp Invention

    Fans of the MacGyver television series would have loved the adventurous activities at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last week.

    Some 56 students in first through sixth grades from throughout LaRue and surrounding counties teamed their creative energy and skills to solve science challenges at Camp Invention.

    This is the second straight year ALES has participated in the week-long summer enrichment program that operates at 1,000 sites in 47 states.

  • Stone named to Morehead's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes Breanna Stone of Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

  • Open Library continues education through summer

    Wanting to ensure that the opportunity for learning continues through summer break, Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, are operating Open Library at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    “If a child goes all summer without reading, his or her reading level does go down some,” Pearman said. “Statistics show that students need continual mental stimulation and this program does just that by keeping their minds engaged.”

  • Minard receives degree from Sullivan

    Shalicia Minard, a LaRue County High School graduate, earned an associate of science degree in early childhood education from Sullivan University in March.

    She also earned a diploma as professional nanny.