• LaRue Schools receive Grissom Award

    Wednesday, the LaRue County school district received the second annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award (Strive for Achievement Through Instructional Equity) from the Kentucky Board of Education.

  • LCHS student starts book drive

    ‘Tis the season of drives – food drives, coat drives and toy drives.

    One LaRue County High School students has added a twist to those helpful collectibles – a book drive.

    Megan Smith, a junior, came up with the idea for a book drive while looking for a project to include with her application to become a Governor’s Scholar.  Students in the program – which can lead to fully-paid college tuition – are required to suggest a community project – but not complete it.

  • Buffalo bell, Magnolia millstone lend history to ALES

    Two relics in the midst of a flower garden at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are tokens of the educational heritage passed down from the former Buffalo and Magnolia schools that consolidated into ALES in 2007.

    A large school bell from Buffalo and a huge millstone from Magnolia stand as silent witnesses to the thousands of people from rural LaRue County who received their public education at the two schools.

  • Kids Crew a golden opportunity for youngsters

    For Traci Peters, new director of Kids Crew, the opportunity to have children in the daycare there is a golden one for the youngsters to learn facets of education upon which they can build.

    “We promote child-directed, hands-on activities for our students,” the Pennsylvania native said.

    The 38 children enrolled at Kids Crew, located at the LaRue County Board of Education office in Hodgenville, take part in daily lessons that teach skills appropriate to their age level.

  • Band of Hawks named reserve grand champion at Taylor County

    Hundreds of spectators greeted 10 of the area’s top band programs as they competed Sept. 25 in the Taylor County Marching Invitational.

    In preliminary competition, the LaRue County Band of Hawks received first in their class, Best Percussion in their class, and Best Guard in their class.  That evening in finals, the Band of Hawks outscored eight other bands to earn the title of Reserve Grand Champion – the second title in two weeks. 

  • 'Promote Your School' scholarship available

    A junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools may win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • School calendar


    Fall break

    Fall break ends Oct. 8.


    Oct. 11 – Fish and Game Club at 1 p.m. for fifth grade; 2 p.m. for fourth grade

    Oct 12 – Stay After and Read, 2:45-4 p.m.; Kentucky Children’s Chorus auditions, 2:45-4 p.m.; Open Library, 4-6 p.m.; McDonald’s Night, 5-8; PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Oct. 13 – Third grade tryouts for Jumping Hawks, 3 p.m.; percussion ensemble rehearsal, 2:45-4:30 p.m.

    Oct. 18 – Parent/teacher conferences

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Sept. 20:

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Ketura Parr as instructional assistant at the Alternative Education Center

    •Due to retirement, of Rhonda Joey Wood as cook/baker at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    •Sara Smith as cook/baker at LaRue County High School

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:

    •Ketura Parr as ISS monitor at LaRue County Middle School

    •Traci Peters as child care director at Kids Crew

  • School calendar


    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    Time capsule opening

  • LaRue students participate in 4th District chorus

    Twenty-four LaRue County elementary students joined more than 150 others in song Saturday as they participated in the Fourth District Treble Chorus at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown.

    The fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students from 11 area school districts climaxed weeks of practice as they performed five songs – “The Silence and the Song,” “Gloria,” “Enter with Singing,” “A Song to End All War” and “With a Banjo on My Knee.”