• Science fair answers some burning questions

    Which kills germs better – liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer?

    What brand of bubble gum retains its taste the longest?

    Which toilet paper is stronger – Angel Soft or Charmin Ultra Strong?

    These questions show the range of topics that elementary students covered through experiments during LaRue County Schools’ District Science Fair at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last weekend. 

  • Internet safety program held for LCHSee^students

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper James Johnson spends his days traveling to schools all over Kentucky warning students about Internet safety. Johnson, now with the Attorney General’s Office, tells of grim stories where young people have lost their lives because of the Internet.

  • Thompson chosen for prestigious summer program

    Kristin Thompson, a LaRue County High School senior, has been selected to participate in a summer program for aspiring doctors or dentists.

    The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) was established to assist students from medically under-served areas of Kentucky who plan to pursue a career as a physician or dentist and who hope to return to their home county or similar area to practice.

    The program offers an opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and an exploration of careers in medicine and dentistry.

  • Kayla Carrico named to Dean’s List

    Kayla Carrico of LaRue County was named to the Dean’s List at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the fall semester.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

  • January is recognition month for school board

    This January, school systems across Kentucky and the nation recognize their board of education members for the service and dedication they show.

    With the sluggish economy, those board members are facing challenges on several fronts. Even in these difficult financial times, however, ensuring learning opportunities for every student is the focus of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    “Money is always a challenge for us,” said Anita Cruse, a 16-year board veteran who was recently elected chairperson.

  • March Madness proficiency push begins at ALES

    With the third quarter ending and the goal of reaching proficiency for the 2010 school year well underway,  the students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are once again participating in their own style of March Madness. Students earn orange proficiency basketball style stickers for each “3” they individually score on an open response question and a “4” for each distinguished open response. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are involved with the grade 3-5 having to earn the most to reach their class to 85 percent proficiency.

  • Volunteers needed at HES for field day, other events

    The culture at Hodgenville Elementary School is enhanced daily by those who give of their time on a regular basis. Volunteers take on many roles.

    Some days you will see parents in the back foyer updating Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math bulletin boards so students can see their name on the wall for their accomplishments. On other days you might see volunteers reading with a child, running papers for a teacher or decorating a door for the next season. One important upcoming event that could not happen without volunteers is field day.

  • Beta Club bowls for Big Brothers/Sisters

    On March 6, the Hodgenville Elementary School Beta Club bowled in a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which serves Hardin and LaRue County. The money raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake goes directly toward recruiting, enrolling and pairing volunteers with children needing them most.

    Being a pro-active organization since 1904, Big Brothers/Big Sisters cultivate caring relationships with children before they become unreachable and they provide a positive source for filling the need youth have for belonging. Studies show Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • School Calendar


    April 5-9 – Spring Break

    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30 or May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.


    Speech team performs

  • FBLA competes at regional conference

    The Future Business Leaders of America Club at LCHS competed in Regional Conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 25. The FBLA Regional Conference recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the FBLA Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team and chapter. Twenty students from the LCHS FBLA Chapter competed in several business events.