• LaRue County students brush up on painting history

    Frida Kahlo, born in 1907, was an artist whose works, mostly self-portraits, reflect the pain she experienced in her life.  
    There was plenty of it. When she was six, she contracted polio, leaving her right leg thinner than her left. She was also thought to have spina bifida which affected her spinal cord and leg development.  

  • Ernst honored by WKU

    Caleb Ernst of Buffalo was one of 1,407 graduates honored by Western Kentucky University during its 168th commencement.

    The English and allied language arts major and son of Robert and Sharon Ernst had the highest GPA from Potter College of Arts & Letters, according to a news release.

    During weekend ceremonies, WKU conferred 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling school off can be a tough call

    Icy, snowy weather has arrived in LaRue County earlier than in previous years, causing schools to be dismissed several days in December.

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that more days of school will be dismissed.            

    What's the best way to find out?

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools' director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • Students compete in essay contest

    Fifth grade students from Karlotta Cecil's classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary have been busily writing for both school portfolio requirements and the American Association of Retired People Grandparent Contest.

    Eight students elected to enter their Best Grandparent pieces in the local contest. They were Steven Greenleaf, Anna Webb, Alyssa Betz, Dylan Sullivan, Lauren Parker, Kyle Woosley, Laurel Locke and Skyler Hornback.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's 136 undergraduate and graduate students were told to seize opportunities when they come their way at commencement Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The following students have been awarded degrees from Campbellsville University:

    •  Alice Susan Underdonk Brewer of Hodgenville, a graduate of North Hardin High School, the daughter of Deloras Underdonk of Radcliff and the late Robert Underdonk, graduated magna cum laude. She graduated with a bachelor of science in early childhood education.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Teens teach kids; archers work on skills

    In LaRue County Schools, the leaders of tomorrow are showing their leadership skills today.

    Teens Leading Kids Club is an organization of 16 LaRue County High School seniors whose mission is to develop leadership skills in younger students.

    “These students are selected by grades, school/community involvement, and leadership qualities,” said Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Center coordinator, whose office sponsors the group.

  • Speech team continues with strong season

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Dec. 4-5 for the Patriot Games Speech Invitational. 

    Nine LCHS students competed in 15 different events at the tournament that hosted 105 schools from 32 states. Each event had more than 100 students participating, and LCHS students made yet another impressive showing. 

  • LaRue Schools receive Grissom Award

    Wednesday, the LaRue County school district received the second annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award (Strive for Achievement Through Instructional Equity) from the Kentucky Board of Education.

  • LCHS student starts book drive

    ‘Tis the season of drives – food drives, coat drives and toy drives.

    One LaRue County High School students has added a twist to those helpful collectibles – a book drive.

    Megan Smith, a junior, came up with the idea for a book drive while looking for a project to include with her application to become a Governor’s Scholar.  Students in the program – which can lead to fully-paid college tuition – are required to suggest a community project – but not complete it.

  • Buffalo bell, Magnolia millstone lend history to ALES

    Two relics in the midst of a flower garden at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are tokens of the educational heritage passed down from the former Buffalo and Magnolia schools that consolidated into ALES in 2007.

    A large school bell from Buffalo and a huge millstone from Magnolia stand as silent witnesses to the thousands of people from rural LaRue County who received their public education at the two schools.