• Cell phones restricted at school

    During the school day, the use of cell phones by students will be prohibited, except in the case of emergencies.

    The LaRue County School Board gave first reading Monday to a board policy that affirms the rules in place at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School. If approved on second reading, the policy would be adopted as the districtwide requirement.

    The change in the telecommunications device policy (09.4261) strikes the use of cell phones during students’ lunch breaks.

  • ALES students begin microsociety jobs

    Twenty third, fourth, and fifth graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School became a part of the latest student microsociety workforce by completing an intense one-day summer workshop in the school library. Students learned how to complete a job application, interviews, job evaluations, and then got on the job experience in four different job areas - safety patrol, flag duty, flower caretenders and the recycle brigade.

  • Farley Brashear's workout helps students 'feel the burn'

    Several fitness enthusiasts, rivulets of sweat flowing down their faces, “felt the burn” last week as they worked out to Farley-cise. 

    Farley Brashear, certified fitness trainer, put the group through the first part of his program composed of four areas – strength training, cardio workout, proper nutrition, and rest.

  • Drew Simpson nominated for Camp Unite’s Youth Leader of the Week

    Drew Simpson of Hodgenville was nominated by his fellow tribe leaders as “Youth Leader of the Week” for demonstrating leadership beyond expectations at the third annual Camp UNITE July 28-31 on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg.

  • ACT scores fall in district, state

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, and LaRue County students followed the trend.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky’s public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

    LaRue County’s composite score was 18.4, down from 18.8 a year ago.

  • Newton honored by WHAS

    Peggy Newton was honored by WHAS-11 and Eon US at the annual ExCELebration ceremony in Louisville. This black-tie gala is held each year to honor the recipients from 13 Kentuckiana school districts. 

    Newton is a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School where she is in her 31st  year of teaching.

  • New fund honors Robbins family, enhances education

    A new endowed fund that will enhance allied health education programs and support student success at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Robbins of Elizabethtown.

    The initial contribution to the fund at ECTC was made by ZirMed, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based technology solutions for health care commerce, headquartered in Louisville. 

  • Newby adopts ‘server virtualization’ for schools

    Data is Freddie Newby’s number one priority.

    As chief information officer for LaRue County Schools, he backs up computer data on multiple systems to prevent loss.

    But just as the stock market suffered its Black Friday in 1929, Newby encountered his own darkest of Fridays March 28, 2008, when his main server and all backups failed.

  • College courses available in LaRue this fall

    Campbellsville University will offer six general education classes in Hodgenville this fall.

    John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations, said the university’s plan to open a satellite campus in Hodgenville is on track; however, the building may not be ready by the time the semester begins in August.

    In that case, classes will be held at the Hodgenville City Police Station. The station, formerly the education building for First Baptist Church, has several large classrooms upstairs.

  • Pottinger receives KSU Presidential Scholarship

    Courtney Pottinger has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Kentucky State University for the 2009-2010 academic year beginning with the fall 2009 semester. The value of the scholarship covers tuition, room, board, fees and a $400 per semester book stipend per year for four years.

    Pottinger must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and maintain fulltime status of 15 semester hours.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Neicha Pottinger of Magnolia.