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Education

  • MATHCOUNTS competes at state

    The LaRue County Middle School MATHCOUNTS team of Jordan McGaw, Tyler Skaggs, Christian Pope and Zachary Thurman will compete in the State MATHCOUNTS competition March 28 in Lexington.

    The LCMS team of 8th graders placed third in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter competition at East Hardin Middle School Feb. 28. About 50 students from seven area schools competed. McGaw placed third, Skaggs placed fourth and Pope placed ninth.

    Seventh grader Chance Johnson placed 12th individually. 

  • Frye named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Skyler Frye, a ninth grader from LaRue County, has been named to the “A” honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Bethlehem High School serves students in seven counties.

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA

    Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, including two from LaRue County, will compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.

    Daniel “Scott” Wheeler of Sonora will compete in industrial motor control.

    William Felker of Mt. Sherman will compete in welding.   

    The competition was April 8-10 at the Exposition Center in Louisville. Winners at the state level will compete at national competition at Kansas City, Mo., in June.

  • LaRue students honored at Governor's Cup contest

    At the District Governor’s Cup, LaRue County High School advanced several students and the Future Problem Solving team to Regional competition.

    Individual winners were Ian Mather – third in written composition; Haley Edwards – fourth in written composition and language arts; Shelby Rogers – second in arts and humanities; Kaity Skaggs – fifth in social studies. The Future Problem Solving team earned second place in the district.

  • ALES selects Presidential Cabinet

    Anna Pepper and Tabi Ward are the January inductees of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Pepper is in her 22nd year of teaching with 17 of those years at the Buffalo and ALES campuses as guidance counselor. She spends long hours making sure enrollments, immunizations and records are complete. She is responsible for the ALES district testing and meets weekly with guidance classes and other group counseling sessions. She is a quiet, but positive role model to both her students and staff and everyone knows they can count on her.

  • WKU selects Akin as part of student recruitment team

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters has selected 15 students to serve as the college’s first student recruitment team.

    The students include Aleshia Akin, a junior music education major from Magnolia.

  • LaRue band students named best in district

    Twelve students from the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks were recognized among the best in the district by being accepted to the 2009 Fourth District Band Directors Association All District Honor Band. These musicians auditioned among students from the surrounding area for spots in one of two honor bands.

    Taylor Akin (euphonium), Drew Tucker and Jared Helm (french horn) were selected for the All-District Symphonic Band under the direction of Richard L. Saucedo, director of bands at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind.

  • 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.