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Education

  • Patterson and Shirley are recipients of ALES award in February

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School librarian Cynthia Patterson and kindergarten assistant Kellie Shirley have been named the recipients of the February Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Award for certified and classified employees of the school. The award, presented monthly on the school’s local television station WABE, was a surprise to both ladies who work so hard for the school.

  • Elementary students compete in district science fair

    The gym at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School was transformed into a giant science lab March 14 as it hosted the LaRue County district science fair.

    There were 34 students from ALES and Hodgenville Elementary School who gathered to compete in the elementary level science fair. This number was down from last year because science projects were not mandated as they have been in the past. The fair was originally scheduled for March 7 but was postponed to allow for more project preparation following delays associated with the January ice storm.

  • TLC students without power 13 days

    For Bruce and Maceo Arnette, the damaging January ice storm created several immediate emergencies at the Life Connection requiring quick and decisive action.

    The 42 youths who live on campus at the residential treatment facility were preparing for bed when the electricity suddenly turned their well-lit dorm rooms into pitch darkness on Jan. 27. What followed were 13 days of adapting to a host of unexpected problems.

  • LCHS speech team finds success at region

    The regional tournament for the Kentucky High School Speech League State competition was held last weekend at LaRue County High School.

    LaRue County’s speech team now holds regional titles in two senior division events and a regional champion and runner-up in the junior division. LaRue County also qualified 13 other events in both divisions for competition at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournaments held at Western Kentucky University in March.

  • ALES students become Jr. Betas

    Twenty-seven ALES fifth-grade students met the National Beta requirements and were granted membership into the Jr. Beta Club in its second annual induction ceremony last month.

  • Teens Leading Kids targets gifted/talented

    Calling it “peer leading in its purest form” Marsha Duncan described the Teen Leadership Program which her office and others in the LaRue County School District sponsor.

    Twelve LaRue County High School seniors, members of the school’s Teens Leading Kids Club, pass on the training they’ve received in several areas to elementary and middle school children as part of what Duncan, who coordinates the district’s Youth Service Center, says may be unique in this area of the state.

  • Paden named virtual high school teacher of the month

    Multi-tasking is an understatement when talking about Eddie Paden’s schedule.

    In addition to teaching eighth-grade language arts at LaRue County Middle School, Paden also finds time to coach wrestling and volleyball, and since 2000 he has taught online classes through the Kentucky Virtual High School.

    For his innovative online instruction, the administrative staff at KVHS named him January Teacher of the Month.

  • Students participate in Shakespeare workshop

    LaRue County gifted and talented students discovered that the best way to appreciate great writers such as William Shakespeare is to watch professional actors perform his works and, better yet, take part in the plays themselves.

  • Students form ‘mini-relay’ to raise money for a cure

    Most of us are familiar with Relay for Life and the money the event brings for the fight against cancer.

    Rebecca Hawkins’ 22-member second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary is helping that effort by forming their own “mini-relay” using innovative techniques to raise money.

    “We set a goal of $500, but we may have to increase that as they’ve already raised over $436,” said Hawkins who is in her 10th year of teaching at Hodgenville.

  • Project Graduation a fun, safe night to remember

    Wanting to give this year’s graduating LaRue County High School seniors a “fun, safe night to remember,” several of those seniors’ parents have been working since September on this year’s Project Graduation.

    Observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, Project Graduation began more than 20 years ago in the northeast after several students died in alcohol-related auto accidents while celebrating their graduation.