• Canter awarded UK scholarship

    Hannah Elizabeth Canter, a student from LaRue County, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky this fall.

    The Presidential Scholarship is worth more than $31,500. It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years.

    Canter is the daughter of Gary and D.J. Canter and the 2009 valedictorian of LaRue County High School.

  • Pamida Foundation raises funds for back-to-school

    Pamida Foundation is holding the Back-to-School Pinup Program to benefit local schools. Funds are raised through customer donations and distributed to schools for the purchase of school supplies for underprivileged children.

    Customers may purchase pin-ups for $1 each in any Pamida store through Aug. 21.

    Each donation will go to a local school designated by the store. The Pamida Foundation will match up to $250 per community during the program.

  • Mitchell named band director at Marion County

    The 2009-10 Marion County High School Band’s marching season kicked off with a meet and greet introduction of their new band director, Shane Mitchell, on July 10.

    “The transition to our new director has been very smooth,” field commander Siana Dunn said. “I am excited about the direction the band is going this year. Even if we do not win finals, I know this year will be very successful.”

  • School tennis courts, HVAC nearing completion

    At Monday’s meeting of the LaRue County School Board:

    •Superintendent Sam Sanders said the LCMS HVAC project is nearing completion, with only a few windows and other small items remaining that should be completed in the next week.

    •Sanders said work has begun on the new tennis courts and if everything goes according to plan, they should be completed by fall break.

  • D.A.R.E. leaves an impression on young minds

    Officer Bud Baumgardner from the Hardin County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program told Kids Crew children at Hodgenville June 14-15 how important it is to avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

    Kids Crew director Stephanie Ash, who scheduled the visits, said, “I remember having D.A.R.E. programs in my elementary schools growing up and what an impression it left on me. I wanted to provide the same educational opportunity for the children here.”

  • GEL-IN students compete with ‘Run of the River’

    The work of 30 teams coalesced into one final competition Friday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center, where eight teams representing the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District presented “green” entrepreneurial proposals as part of Green Summer Forever, a six-week program created through the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN).

    Grayson County’s The Water Boyz took home the grand prize for best proposal. The group outlined a water conservation project that received backing support from city officials in Leitchfield.

  • Personnel changes

    On Aug. 17, the LaRue County School Board heard the following recommendations for personnel:

    Accepted voluntary transfer of: Bonnie Brown as literacy assistant at ALES to highly structured classroom instructional assistant at ALES.

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    •Lucille Buckley as preschool teacher for Even Start

    •Paul Richardson as technology resource technician at LaRue County Middle School

    •Rhonda Benningfield as food service temporary substitute at LCMS

  • Kim Whitley retires from Boston School

    Landmark News Service

    Kim Whitley has stepped down from her seven-year tenure as principal at Boston School. Lori Indalecio, a former counselor and assistant principal elsewhere in the Nelson County School District, has been named interim principal.

    Whitley announced her retirement after a 31-year career in education, including seven years in Nelson, five years in LaRue County and 19 years in Meade County.

  • Fraze to present summer research at National Consortium

    The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University has been named to Newsweek’s 2009 list of  “The Public Elites.”

  • WKU forensic camp offers instruction to students

    Seventy-five students from Kentucky and nine other states attended the Summer Forensic Camp July 12-17 at Western Kentucky University.

    The weeklong camp, hosted by WKU’s award-winning forensic program, provides speech and debate instruction for junior high and high school students. Instructors include college and high school coaches as well as members of the WKU forensic team.

    Participants included: