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Education

  • 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.

  • WKU recognizes outstanding students

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters recognized its outstanding students April 19.

    The Student Awards Ceremony recognizes students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    This year’s award recipients include:

    •English: Caleb Ernst of Buffalo, Earl A. Moore Scholarship.

    •Music: Aleshia Akin of Magnolia, Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Several local students were among 311 graduates of Campbellsville University May 8-9.

    SuLynne Oliver of New Haven, earned a bachelor of science in early childhood education. The 1986 graduate of Nelson County High School is married to Larry Oliver and has two children, Derrick Matthew Morris, and Dustin James Morris.

    Andrea Michelle O’Bryan of  New Hope earned a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in environmental science. She is a 2005 graduate of Nelson County High School and the daughter of Pat and Sandy O’Bryan.

  • Books open up a whole new world for kindergarten class

    For the past several weeks, students in Tracy Watson’s kindergarten room at Hodgenville Elementary School have enjoyed book presentations by Debbie Taylor’s LaRue County High School class.

    Topics have ranged from learning about whales and the oceans, penguins and Australia to celebrating May by experiencing the Maypole dance and Cinco de Mayo festivities.

    “We take nine students to the reading experience, and all on different levels,” said Taylor. The first thing her students do is learn the vocabulary for the stories they’ll present.