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Education

  • Gatton Academy recognizes seniors

    Celebration of Commencement Weekend at Western Kentucky University included The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky honored its third graduating class of high school seniors.

    Fifty-one students representing 37 counties from across the Commonwealth, including Gretchen Fraze of LaRue County High School, were recognized during the ceremony at the newly renovated Van Meter Auditorium.

  • Volunteers honored by L.A.C.E.

    Each year the LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council recognizes those who have generously and unselfishly given to our community. 

    Michael Huff received the Youth Volunteer Service Award for accumulating the most volunteer service hours through the LCHS Community Volunteer Service Club. 

    Huff, who will be a senior this year, has been volunteering since elementary school. Over the past three years, he has logged over 150 volunteer hours. 

  • Camp Invention back for another summer

    The Camp Invention program returns to Hodgenville this summer.

    In this program, children are immersed in a week-long experience of imaginative play leading them through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math, history and the arts.

  • Carley Ferguson awarded Lincoln Days scholarship

    Carley D. Ferguson of New Haven is the 2010 recipient of the annual scholarship awarded to a LaRue County student by Lincoln Days Celebration.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Local students graduated from Centre College during the 187th commencement ceremony held at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts May 23.

    Kacie Bowles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and graduated cum laude. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the daughter of John and Diana Bowles of Sonora and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • LaRue students getting to school and staying

    Non-academic data reports, released this month by the Kentucky Department of Education for school year 2008-09, show LaRue County Schools with over a 96 percent graduation rate, above 95 percent attendance rate and with zero dropouts.

    The data also includes results from retention and successful transition to adult life, which with dropout, attendance, and graduation rates, comprise the non-academic component of the Kentucky School Testing System and parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

  • HES students fight the good fight against cancer

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School joined the battle against cancer last week as they held a Mini-Relay at the school. This was the second Mini Relay the school has hosted and it is growing each year. The Mini Relay was combined with field day to make a fun-filled day in the sun as a celebration of the hard work students and staff have done all year in raising money to fight cancer. This year the school went beyond the amount they raised last year to a whopping $7,588.81.

  • Campbellsville University awards 474 diplomas

    Campbellsville University awarded 474 diplomas to graduates in May commencement  ceremonies.

    Students include:

    Alan Scott Thomas of New Haven – master of arts in education;

    Christopher Lane Taylor of Hodgenville – bachelor of science in pastoral ministries with a minor in music. Taylor is a graduate of Muhlenberg North High School and is married to Mandy Taylor;

  • ALES students walk for a cure

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary followed in the steps of Hodgenville Elementary with its own Mini-Relay for Life this year. The school had participated in Relay for the past eight years, yet this was the first year that grade levels combined for friendly competition to raise money for the countywide event and to hold their own Mini-Relay complete with luminarias and banners. Held over a period of two days and in conjunction with field day events, the Mini-Relay was conducted in cooperation with Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels.

  • Careful planning makes for successful student garden

    Students in Debbie Taylor’s class at LaRue County High School have transformed what previously was a grass lawn into a “Secret Garden,” lush with vegetables and flowers.

    “This was probably the most successful project I have done in a long time,” Taylor said after holding a garden party to celebrate the class’s success.

    She and her students used shovels to dig a pond around which they placed plants, rock, and mulch. They added a concrete table and benches, plus other benches for sitting and relaxing.