• U.K. forum to be held in E'town

    As part of an effort to gather input about desired characteristics of the University of Kentucky's next president, a forum will be conducted Thursday in Elizabethtown.

    The University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees and its presidential search committee are holding a series of forums across the state. The Elizabethtown session begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hardin County Extension Service office at 201 Peterson Drive.

  • Teachers have chance to TELL all through survey

    This month, Kentucky’s teachers will be allowed to tell what they really think about their working conditions.

    The TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey will be administered to all Kentucky certified educators through March 25.

    The purpose of the survey is to document and analyze how teachers and other educators view their teaching and learning conditions, so that educators, stakeholders and policymakers can make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and teacher retention.

  • SCHOOLS: Opinions differ on value of early release days

    Not all LaRue County teachers like the district’s early release policy.
    This school year, students are being released at 1:30 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for elementary students) to provide more planning and training time to teachers. Early surveys indicated support from teachers and parents for the practice but the gap appears to be narrowing.
    At last Tuesday’s school board meeting, the results of a new parent-teacher survey were announced.

  • Laptops of LaRue featured in Dell video

    LaRue County High School students were handed their own laptops – little blue Dells – last October.
    Since then, Dell has received such positive feedback about the Laptops of LaRue Initiative, the company has decided to document the program.
    A film crew from Seattle and support staff from Dallas arrived at the school to interview students and staff Friday. The video will be available on Dell’s website dedicated to technology solutions for kindergarten through 12th grade, www.dell.com/casestudies.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students visit Frankfort

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students experienced up close and personal the Kentucky House of Representatives in session Feb. 17 as they were guests of Michael Meredith, 19th district representative.

    Fourth-grader Jake Walters and fifth-grader Harrison Hynes sat in the House Chamber at Meredith’s and Representative Stan Lee’s desks as they heard bills discussed and actually voted (following thumbs up or down cues from the respective representatives) on some pieces of legislation.

  • LaRue produces 'most efficient' speech team

    The LaRue County High School Speech team traveled to the first of its four statewide speech tournaments this weekend and brought home an award for most efficient team at the tournament. 

  • David Cruse joins Delta Epsilon Iota

    David Cruse has been selected for membership into Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Kentucky.

    Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 academic hours while maintaining a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or scholastic ranking in the top 15 percent in their class.

    Cruse is the son of Mike and Anita Cruse of Hodgenville. He is majoring in chemical engineering.

  • Beef Producers offer scholarship

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

    Scholarship applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor’s office and the LaRue County Extension office.

    Applications must be returned to the LaRue County Extension office no later than 4:30 p.m. April 29.

    The winners will be notified by mail before the end of the school year.

  • STUDENT FEATURE: Adolf Hitler

    The main leader of the holocaust was Adolf Hitler. He blamed Jews for Germany’s economic problems. He then spread hateful theories about Jews, Gypsies and other German groups. He claimed that the Jews were not as good as other Germans. Though many people did not believe Hitler, he was dead serious about what he said. To show that he was serious, he ordered attacks on neighboring countries and forced them under German rule. He quickly captured Jews and non-Jews as prisoners to fill his concentration camps.

  • STUDENT FEATURE: Volcanoes

    What is a mountain that spits out hot boiling liquid and rocks? If you guessed a volcano then you are correct.

    A volcano isn’t just any normal landform; it acts like a living thing that spews out contents one couldn’t imagine.

     To be able to understand a volcano, one must know its features. The central vent is the opening at earth’s surface through which lava, hot gases, and rock fragments burst through. The magma chamber holds all the magma in one spot inside the volcano. Craters are large bowl-shaped basins in the surface of the volcano.