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Education

  • Local students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the May commencement ceremonies.

    They are:

    Buffalo – Elijah S. Ernst, bachelor of science; Jordan B. Gaw, interdisciplinary studies; Caleb D. Thomas, bachelor of science

    Hodgenville – Shelby R. Haun, master of social work; Jonathon O. Jeffries, bachelor of science; Allison J. Miller, bachelor of arts; Kayla S. Pullin, bachelor of science; Christian H. Seymour, bachelor of science; Jeffrey S. Stanfield, interdisciplinary studies

  • University of Kentucky Dean's List

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

    Undergraduate studies students who earn at least a 3.6 grade point average in 12 or more hours of courses with a letter grade are placed on the Dean’s List.

    They include:

  • EKU President's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,177 students earned President’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Local students honored are:

  • PHOTO: Young Farmers Scholarship

      LaRue County Young Farmer President Joe Stults, right, presented Kyle DeVary with a $500 scholarship at the Young Farmer summer cookout at Hinton’s Orchard. 

  • PHOTO: Camp Invention
  • School Calendar - July 16

    ALL SCHOOLS

    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    Summer reading at ALES

    Summer reading will be held 10 a.m. to noon July 23 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School for both HES and ALES students. AR points will count toward next school year and door prizes are given out every 30 minutes.

    Registration

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will hold registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29. Parents may bring supplies at this time if needed.

  • Duncan named FRYSC Region 11 chairperson

    This year, Marsha Duncan, LaRue County School Districts Youth Service Center coordinator, assumes an additional role, having been chosen as chairperson of the 13-county, 18-school-district Family Resource and Youth Services Center Region 11 Advisory Council.

  • Scholar: Whelan honored by TIP

    Jonathan Whelan, the home-schooled seventh-grade son of David and Beverly Whelan of Howardstown, was recognized in Duke TIP’s Kentucky Recognition Ceremony at Western Kentucky University on May 23.

    To be eligible to participate in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, a student must have scored in the top 5 percent of his grade on a national standardized achievement test. Eligible students are then required to take either the ACT or SAT alongside college-bound 11th and 12th graders.

  • It's never too early to prepare your child for school
  • LCMS students ready for laptops

    Jason Detre, LaRue County Middle School principal, realizes the importance of every one of his students receiving a laptop computer this fall.

    “As we enter the 21st Century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program,” he said. “Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and the learning tool of these 21st century students is the laptop computer.”