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Education

  • Campbellsville University honors local students

    Numerous students were recognized at Campbellsville University’s annual honors and awards program April 29.

    Academic awards that were given include Environmental Biology, Andrea Michelle O’Bryan of New Hope; and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Glendale.

    Those graduating summa cum laude, with GPAs of 3.85 to 4.0; magna cum laude from 3.70 to 3.84; and cum laude 3.5 to 3.69, were also honored.

    Magna cum laude graduates were: SuLynne Oliver of New Haven; O’Bryan; and  Smith.

  • Cassie Thompson wins poetry contest

    Cassie Thompson, a student at LaRue County High School, is the winner of the 14th annual Classical Music Poetry Contest sponsored by WKU Public Radio and the Law Firm of Harned, Bachert and Denton.

    The contest offered students in grades 9 though 12 a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary project integrating classical music and creative writing. All high school students in the listening area were invited to enter by writing a poem inspired by one of two pieces of classical music. The musical selections were featured throughout April on WKU Public Radio.

  • Board approves personnel changes

    The following personnel changes were heard by the LaRue County School Board March 16:

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    •Amanda Hayes as freshman softball coach at LaRue County High School effective Feb. 23.

    •Cindi Hartley as substitute bus monitor.

    •David Ramey, Joe Thurman, David Allen, Charles Benningfield, Jesse Skaggs, Thomas Vance and Ronald Hartley as substitute custodians at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    •Sharon Allen and Sabrina Whelan as part-time instructional assistants at Kids Crew.

  • LCHS names top scholars

    LaRue County High School announced the top scholars in this year's graduating class Friday.

    The valedictorian is Hannah Canter, daughter of Gary and D.J. Canter.

    A gifted athlete and scholar, she has been active in soccer, tennis, Pep Club, Student Council and Class Committee. She was a member of the Hall of Fame, Governor’s Scholar and manager for the LCHS wrestling Hawks.

    Chelsie Morrison, daughter of Nathan and Sarah Graham, is salutatorian of the Class of 2009.

  • Youth Entrepreneur training to be offered at WKU Radcliff

    Western Kentucky University Radcliff campus will have free youth entrepreneur business start-up training for 25 high school and college students 9 a.m.-noon May 30 and an additional 25 students 1-4 p.m.

    The purpose of these sessions is to provide practical guidance on starting student-run businesses. The sessions will explore low-risk, low-cost start-up ideas so students can leave the sessions, begin developing their business plans and start their business.

  • Jolly earns degree from University of the Cumberlands

    Anthony Jolly of Buffalo received a Bachelor of Science in communication arts and religion from University of the Cumberlands on May 9.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jolly.

    He was also designated a Hutton Scholar at the university.

  • Personnel changes

    The following personnel recommendations were accepted by the LaRue County School Board May 18.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:

    •Will R. Aubrey as substitute bus driver.

    •Steve Perkins as lead maintenance for the district effective July 1.

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Rip Collins as LaRue County High School girls' basketball assistant coach effective end of school year.

    •Cindi Hartley as instructional assistant at Kids Crew.

    •Martha Page, due to retirement, as teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

  • LCHS greenhouse open to the public

    This year’s production in the LaRue County High School Agriscience Greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 20 and sales have been strong. The community has supported efforts of local high school students by purchasing the array of bedding plants and a selection of hanging baskets. 

  • Speech team claims state championship

    The LaRue County High School speech team brought home a state championship this weekend after competing at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Competition. The event was held at Western Kentucky University.

    LaRue County was tops in the Class A division, beating out 22 other schools for the title.

    Four of the 12 students advanced to semi-finals and three to finals.  

  • Hellman to pursue master's degree at Wichita State

    David Hellman, son of Tony and Karen Hellman of Hodgenville, has received a three-year fellowship to Wichita State University where he will pursue a Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics. The MFA is the terminal degree in studio ceramics.

    This degree is focused towards qualified students who plan careers as professional artists, working independently or as artist/ teachers on the college or art school level.

    He is a 2001 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Visual Arts Department.