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Education

  • Campbellsville University honors teachers

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award May 10 at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.

    Through the awards program, CU presents certificates to teachers in each grade level [preschool/elementary (P-five), middle grades (six to eight) and high school (nine to 12)] as selected by their school districts.

  • School honors Ashley Long with a butterfly garden

     Ashley Long is a name that is known by many in LaRue County. Hers is a name that brings both smiles and tears. 

    Hodgenville Elementary School chose to remember the young girl with a smile on May 29. Long, who battled cancer for four years before her death at age 11, was a student at HES, when she could muster up enough strength to attend. When she couldn’t attend, she was visited by Renee Skaggs, a retired kindergarten teacher and her home teacher. 

  • Retiring school personnel have varied plans

     Several LaRue County School personnel have announced their retirements. They hale from Hodgenville Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, LaRue County Middle and High Schools. Below, they shared fondest memories, career highlights, and other information.

     

    Karyn Brey

    Even at an early age, Karyn Brey knew she wanted to be a teacher. 

  • All schools get nurses this fall

     The Board of Education decided last year to collaborate with Lincoln Trail District Health Department and bring the LaRue County School District a nurse, who divided her time among the different schools. 

    On May 19, the board approved the continuation of the contract, allowing for three full-time school nurses at the same cost.

  • School board approves tentative budget

     The LaRue County School Board approved a tentative budget May 19.

    Property, franchise, motor vehicle and utility taxes remain the same as the current year working budget.

    The district’s largest chunk of revenue comes from SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) funding – $10.5 million. Another $3 million comes from property and vehicle taxes.

  • Career readiness assessed by test

     This year, LaRue County High School tried out a career readiness exam for students.

    Kelly Sandidge, the school’s guidance counselor and director of student services, presented information about “WorkKeys” at the May 19 school board meeting.

  • Rutledge earns nursing degree from Saint Joe's

     

     Angela Rutledge of Buffalo, graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner. Rutledge is a home health nurse at VNA Nazareth.

  • WKU announces graduates

     Western Kentucky University conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University’s 175th Commencement.

    WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates. 

    In a fitting ceremony on Armed Forces Day, 14 Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC cadets – including Micah Farmer of Upton – were commissioned as second lieutenants. 

  • School Calendar - May 28, 2014

     

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

    ALES site-based council 

  • Juniors spending summer at GSP

    Five LaRue County High School juniors have been selected for a five-week Governor’s Scholars summer program and a classmate has been chosen to attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs.

    Attending one of three Kentucky universities‚ Bellarmine, Morehead or Murray, this summer are Brian Anderson, Kaelyn Herrin, Madison Lee, Emma Shelton and Darian White. Aaron Elswick will participate in the three-week GSE program at Georgetown College.