• Williamson named to Dean's List

    Kimberly Williamson of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Bellarmine University.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • LaRue schools committed to tobacco-free campus

    The LaRue County schools are leading the way in the state in limiting tobacco use.

    The local school district is only one of three districts that has committed to being tobacco free, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

    By being tobacco free 24/7 the districts are making a commitment that the staff, students and visitors do not use tobacco products inside board owned buildings, vehicles or on school property and during school-related trips.

  • Goodman receives Treece scholarship

    Catherine Emily Goodman of Sonora has been awarded the Monsignor Treece Scholarship, which is a $15,000 renewable scholarship to Bellarmine University.

    She will start classes in the fall and her major will be biochemistry and molecular biology.

    She is the daughter of Dale Goodman of Hodgenville and Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora.

  • Schools announce personnel changes

    On July 20, the LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations:

    Resignation of:

    Steve Webb as science teacher at LaRue County High School.

    Deana Paden as technology resource technician at LaRue County Middle School.

    Sissy Seidl as bus driver due to retirement.

    Sharon Allen as instructional assistant at Kids Crew.

    Employment terminated – Melissa Enlow, effective June 15.

    Employment of:

    Vanessa Devers and Samantha Rowe as teachers at LCMS.

  • Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.

  • New site-based council elected at ALES for 2009-11

    The new site-based decision-making council for Abraham Lincoln Elementary began its work at the June meeting in the school’s Gearon Conference Center. Members of the 2009-11 council are teachers Jackie Harley, Missy Flanders and Karlotta Cecil; parents Trudy Gardner and Farrah Pruitt; and principal and chairwoman Amber Thurman.

    Plans were made to introduce the new council to school families at both the Parent Orientation Night July 28 and the Kindergarten Launch July 30.

  • McDowell plays integral part in parental education

    Kayla McDowell helps parents to be better teachers of their children.

    As parent educator under the auspices of the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary through AmeriCorps volunteers, she works with LaRue County families who have children from birth to 3 years old.

    The program’s goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.

  • Students donate to ‘Give a Lincoln for Lincoln’

    Throughout 2009, History and Outback Steakhouse are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by participating in an initiative entitled “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln.” The program, which was kicked off with the LaRue County visit by former first lady Laura Bush last November, is in association with the National Park Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and aims to encourage Americans of all ages to help preserve six key sites associated with Lincoln’s life and legacy.

  • Five local students named to Dean’s List

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognized several students from LaRue County who achieved Dean’s List honors for the spring semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Dean’s List honorees are Ladana Jolly, Nicholas Haynes, Jessica Williams, Joseph Brey and William Osbourne.

  • Students named to Dean’s List at University of Louisville

    Several local students were named to the University of Louisville’s Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars for the spring semester.

    A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    LaRue County students are Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Dean’s Scholar; David William Henry, Dean’s List; Toni K. Millin, Dean’s List; Aimee G. Lynott, Dean’s List; and Keith Daniel Mulkins, Dean’s Scholar.