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Education

  • ALES custodial staff wins inspection award

    Though the building is new, the job is tough. Just ask the custodial staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Armour awarded Sullivan scholarship

    Sullivan University has awarded Dakota Armour of Upton one of 20 senior academic scholarship awards.

    The scholarship rewards seniors who have met or exceeded high standards at their high school. In addition to their school performance, the winners must meet other criteria including test scores.

  • Local children attend Fall Super Saturdays at WKU

    More than 550 children, grades one to seven, participated in Fall Super Saturdays sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. 

    The 39 hands-on, minds-on enrichment classes encouraged children to explore their interests in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. Children from 49 school districts in Kentucky (plus children from Indiana and Tennessee) attended the two-and-a-half-hour classes for four Saturdays in November. Hundreds of parents attended the Parent Seminars to learn more about the needs of their children.

  • Patterson and Shirley are recipients of ALES award in February

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School librarian Cynthia Patterson and kindergarten assistant Kellie Shirley have been named the recipients of the February Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Award for certified and classified employees of the school. The award, presented monthly on the school’s local television station WABE, was a surprise to both ladies who work so hard for the school.

  • Elementary students compete in district science fair

    The gym at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School was transformed into a giant science lab March 14 as it hosted the LaRue County district science fair.

    There were 34 students from ALES and Hodgenville Elementary School who gathered to compete in the elementary level science fair. This number was down from last year because science projects were not mandated as they have been in the past. The fair was originally scheduled for March 7 but was postponed to allow for more project preparation following delays associated with the January ice storm.

  • TLC students without power 13 days

    For Bruce and Maceo Arnette, the damaging January ice storm created several immediate emergencies at the Life Connection requiring quick and decisive action.

    The 42 youths who live on campus at the residential treatment facility were preparing for bed when the electricity suddenly turned their well-lit dorm rooms into pitch darkness on Jan. 27. What followed were 13 days of adapting to a host of unexpected problems.

  • LCHS speech team finds success at region

    The regional tournament for the Kentucky High School Speech League State competition was held last weekend at LaRue County High School.

    LaRue County’s speech team now holds regional titles in two senior division events and a regional champion and runner-up in the junior division. LaRue County also qualified 13 other events in both divisions for competition at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournaments held at Western Kentucky University in March.

  • ALES students become Jr. Betas

    Twenty-seven ALES fifth-grade students met the National Beta requirements and were granted membership into the Jr. Beta Club in its second annual induction ceremony last month.

  • Teens Leading Kids targets gifted/talented

    Calling it “peer leading in its purest form” Marsha Duncan described the Teen Leadership Program which her office and others in the LaRue County School District sponsor.

    Twelve LaRue County High School seniors, members of the school’s Teens Leading Kids Club, pass on the training they’ve received in several areas to elementary and middle school children as part of what Duncan, who coordinates the district’s Youth Service Center, says may be unique in this area of the state.

  • Paden named virtual high school teacher of the month

    Multi-tasking is an understatement when talking about Eddie Paden’s schedule.

    In addition to teaching eighth-grade language arts at LaRue County Middle School, Paden also finds time to coach wrestling and volleyball, and since 2000 he has taught online classes through the Kentucky Virtual High School.

    For his innovative online instruction, the administrative staff at KVHS named him January Teacher of the Month.