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Education

  • Learning how to be an adult

    LaRue County Middle School eighth grade students experienced their own brand of “shock and awe” as they vicariously faced making a living in an adult world during Reality Store in the school’s gymnasium December 5.

    LaRue County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Misty Wilmoth, who with LaRue County’s Youth Service Center’s Marsha Duncan coordinated the event, said the purpose of the Reality Store is to help eighth graders to begin thinking about monthly budgeting.

  • ALES Student of the month
  • ECTC Diesel Students Earn Certificates in Biodiesel Fuel from KY Soybean Association

    A LaRue County college student who is a part of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s auto/diesel programs continue to earn their stellar reputation among the best in Kentucky.

  • Newby recognized at reception

    The Honors College at WKU and WBKO-TV hosted a reception on December 6 to honor the 2016-2017 Scholar of the Week recipients, including LaRue County High School student Seth Newby.

    The Scholar of the Week program recognizes young scholars in southcentral Kentucky and the WBKO viewing area for their academic and extracurricular activities. The Honors College at WKU has been partnering with WBKO since 2010 on the Scholar of the Week Program.

  • Kindergarteners learn watercolor Christmas card making

    Earnestine Nall gave a special art lesson on painting Christmas cards to Mrs. Tharp and Ms. Carol’s HES Kindergarten classes. She demonstrated how to use watercolors to paint the shape of a tree. After her demonstration, the students painted their own beautiful cards.

  • School calendar - December 14, 2016

    KHIC Wee Time

    Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is January 11, 2017 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Hodgenville Elementary School. The color for the event is purple. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.

    LCMS Choir Holiday Program

    The LCMS choir Holiday Program is at 6 p.m. on December 15 at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.

    LCHS and LCMS Band Christmas concert

  • Senior calendar - January 4, 2017

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information call Charles 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily activities

  • Community calendar - January 4, 2017

    Friends of the Library

    The LaRue County Friends of the Library meet at the library at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

    Library Story Time

    The LaRue County Public Library will have story time twice a month on the first and third Friday of each month in 2017 at 1 p.m. For more information call Crystal at the library at 270-358-3851.

    Library yoga class

  • Tax tips for students

    Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the process go more smoothly.

    Although you may not have earned enough to be required to file, you may be able to get a refund if your employer withheld taxes from your pay. Before you file, discuss the situation with your parents. They may be able to claim you as a dependent, which could save them thousands of dollars.

    Students and parents may be able to take advantage of these programs on their federal taxes:

  • WKU Biology student’s research recognized

    A research project by Western Kentucky University biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville earned recognition at two recent conferences.

    Ronkainen’s poster presentation on “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host” won first place at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and earned second place and a $75 award at the joint meeting of the Southeastern and Kentucky-Tennessee branches of the American Society for Microbiology.