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Education

  • EMS scholarships available

    The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications to the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund, a perpetual endowment fund created by Brian’s parents to honor his life and commitment to helping others. On July 20, 2001, he died after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis. He was an emergency medical technician with the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services.

  • GED program helps adults realize their dreams

    As the GED candidates walk across the stage of LaRue County High School’s auditorium June 25 to receive their certificates, each will have finished a journey that was marked by dogged determination overcoming all obstacles.

    One of those people is Rhiannon Robbins Ward who dropped out of a Jefferson County high school when she was a sophomore. After quitting school, Ward soon realized that a high school diploma or GED would be a necessity if she were to achieve her career goal of becoming a registered nurse.

  • Teachers honored for excellence

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 145 educators from across Kentucky during the 23rd annual awards program May 16 in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, and Benji Kelly, vice president for development, presented the awards. The teachers represent 57 school districts.

  • Two local residents among EKU graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,293 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2009 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 9.

    Local EKU graduates include Jeremy T. Blair of Hodgenville, master’s in education, instructional leadership; and Elizabeth Kimberly Burke of Mount Sherman, bachelor’s in teaching, P-12.

  • Tech students earn national computing certification

    Four LaRue County High School technology students have passed the National Internet and Computing Core Certification exams, giving them an entry-level national certification into the computer industry.

    “Students today need computer certification to be competitive in the job market,” said Shannon Bowen, instructor. “There are several certifications available to take such as A+, Net+, Microsoft and Cisco, and the IC3 which is a new certification.”

  • Goodin leaves endowment to fund scholarship

    Thanks to the benevolence of the late Nancy Goodin, a former LaRue County school teacher and director of pupil personnel, a $2,000 annual scholarship is available for LaRue County High School graduates majoring in teaching or education at a college or university.

    The reported $720,000 endowment is one of the largest ever received by the school system, according to Sam Sanders, the district’s superintendent.   

    Goodin began her career at Hodgenville High School in 1943 and retired from LaRue County Schools in 1981.

  • Pearman is Memorial Scholarship winner

    At their 40th class reunion in November 2008, the LaRue County High School Class of 1968 established a scholarship in memory of their deceased classmates.

    This year’s recipient is Cortney Pearman, daughter of Curtis and Robin Pearman of Hodgenville.

    Pearman will attend ECTC this fall and plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University where she will major in elementary education.

  • ALES custodians win good housekeeping award

    For the second time since the recognition program began last school year, custodians at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have won the district’s good housekeeping award.

    “They have taken a lot of pride in their work and it shows in the school building,” said Phil Fulkerson, district director of transportation and maintenance.

    Larry Nunn, Kent Ballough and Michael Franklin, custodial staff at ALES, received district-logo shirts for their first win and Texas Roadhouse gift cards the second time they claimed top honor.

  • Ragland recognized by Bryan

    Josh Ragland, son of David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, was recognized for his academic achievement at Bryan College in Tennessee.

    Ragland was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. He earned at least a 3.5 grade average on Bryan’s 4.0 scale.

  • Whelan recognized for outstanding academics

    Evelyn Whelan, a seventh grader from Howardstown, was honored in Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony May 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.