• Camp Invention puts creativity, teamwork to the test

    Classrooms at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School buzzed with activity last week as students in grades one through six developed problem solving and teamwork skills while having hands-on fun. 

    The 61 students put their creativity – individual and collective – to work on activities that complemented the academic principles they were learning. 

  • School calendar


    Aug. 5 – First day of school



    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20.

    Freshman orientation

    LCHS freshman orientation is 6-7:30 p.m. July 29 in the auditorium.

    Open House

    Open house for all LCHS students is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.



  • Open Library keeps students sharp during summer

    “All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been - it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” -Thomas Carlyle.

    The 19th century Scottish writer, essayist, historian, and teacher Carlyle knew the value of reading good books. So do Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, who are operating Open Library at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • School attendance rate remains high

    LaRue County’s School Board heard a report from Amanda Reed, curriculum specialist, during the June 21 meeting.

    The report shows LaRue County’s attendance rate has been consistently above the state rate which reached its highest rate in 2008-09 at 96.16. The district is also consistently below the state rate in retention (students repeating grades), with 0.91 percent in 2008-09.

  • Taylor County voters say no to nickel tax proposal

    A nickel tax proposal by Taylor County School District was voted down last week.

    Voters said no to the tax in Tuesday’s special election with 2,276 voting “Against” the tax and 2,144 voting “For” the tax.

    Results from the first few precincts showed the “For” votes pulling ahead. But as the final precincts came in, the “Against” votes steadily took over.

  • Laptop Initiative passes 4-1

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to place laptop computers in the hands of each LaRue County High School student.

    The Laptop Initiative failed to pass in March after Superintendent Sam Sanders requested a unanimous vote “to bring the board together.” Four board members voted in favor with Norbert Skees casting a “no” vote.

    At the March meeting, Skees read a statement giving reasons for his vote against the initiative. They included budget and technology concerns, liability issues and a possible tie to childhood obesity.

  • Bright named LCMS principal

    Bob Bright, principal at Bernheim Middle School in Shepherdsville for the past three years, will be the new principal at LaRue County Middle School.

    Bright was one of 27 candidates reviewed by the LaRue County Middle School site-based decision-making council and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders said the applicant pool was the best he could recall during his eight-year tenure as superintendent.

  • LaRue can learn ins and outs of laptop initiative from other districts

    With the LaRue County Board of Education having passed the laptop initiative this month, those implementing the program can look at districts that already use laptops to learn from their successes and shortcomings.

    McCracken County Schools in western Kentucky implemented the laptop initiative last year at three high schools. Superintendent Tim Heller said the program exceeded expectations.

  • Activities available for students during summer months

    LaRue County’s middle and high schools have a variety of summer activities available for their respective students, according to Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Coordinator whose office sponsors the camps.

    “We’ve got everything from a photography camp to making jewelry,” said Duncan.  “Not only will they learn, but they’ll find that doing these things is fun.”


  • Personnel changes abound for new school year

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations at Monday’s meeting:

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    • Pam Dosier as food service assistant at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Deana Paden as science teacher at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Bonnie Brown, Tabitha Ward, Ann Cissell, Yvonne Fay and Jennifer Adams as Cool School assistants for the Family Resource Center

    • Becky Hawkins and Cara Holt as Cool School Instructors.

    • Pamela L. Walters as science teacher at LCMS.