• New scholarship for Hardin/LaRue students

    Students in Hardin and LaRue counties have a new scholarship to apply for in helping pay for their college tuition.

    Campbellsville University’s recently chartered Hardin/LaRue Alumni Chapter has established an endowed scholarship to be awarded to students from those counties who attend CU. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, signed proclamation agreement in support of the scholarship at Campbellsville University’s Homecoming Oct. 10.

    The purpose for endowing the scholarship is to ensure there are funds available to award the scholarship each year.

  • LCHS speech team collects awards

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team brought home several awards from the Bardstown/Graves County Swing Tournament Oct. 31.

    Nine students from LaRue County’s speech team attended the tournament and represented the school with 17 entries in eight different events.  

  • ALES announces September Lincoln Cabinet recipients

    The faculty of Abraham Lincoln Elementary is proud to announce its September Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients.

  • In-house TV station saves ALES valuable time

    Each school day at 7:45 a.m., a LaRue County television station, WABE-TV, goes on the air.

    Before you start reaching for the remote Abraham Lincoln Elementary (hence the call letters) and its signal reaches every classroom at ALES, but not outside the building.

  • LaRue County one of three finalists for Cowherd award

    LaRue County Schools’ Youth Service Center is one of three finalists chosen from among 823 centers statewide for the Harry J. Cowherd Award.

    Cowherd, former secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, was instrumental in establishing Family Resource and Youth Service centers through the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

  • Walsh named Kentucky music educator of the year

    Patrick Walsh is continuing what is becoming a tradition among LaRue County Schools’ music teachers — being named the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s Fourth District Music Educator of the Year.

    Walsh, who teaches at Hodgenville Elementary School, said he was shocked and excited on hearing that he had been named to that honor.

     “I didn’t realize you could receive this at my age and level of experience,” he acknowledged.

  • Kids Crew trike-a-thon raises funds for St. Jude’s

    Although their modes of transportation varied from tricycles to Big Wheels, their purpose was the same as Kids Crew members rode Friday in a trike-a-thon to help fund St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

    “It’s a win-win situation because our kids learned about bike safety and got exercise while they raised money to go toward cancer research,” said Stephanie Ash, the child enrichment center’s coordinator.        

  • Campbellsville University to host high school students

    Campbellsville University will host Tiger Round-Up Nov. 19-20 and Preview Days will take place Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.

    Tiger Round-Up is an overnight event exclusively for high school seniors to experience life as a college student at Campbellsville University. Prospective students spend the night with a CU student in the residence halls, attend classes the following morning, hang out with students, see the campus and participate in campus events.

  • Seminar for gifted students Oct. 26-27

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University is hosting the 2009 Berta Seminar for Excellence in Education on Oct. 26-27.

    An evening session for parents is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. CDT Oct. 26 followed by an all-day professional development workshop for educators and administrators from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 27.

    Both events will be held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center on Nashville Road in Bowling Green.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Berta family, these events are free and open to the public.

  • Weis named outreach counselor

    Gene Weis has been named the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority outreach counselor for this area.

    Weis will visit schools, college fairs and other places to talk with students and parents about the benefits of going to college. He will work in Allen, Barren, Bullitt, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson and Spencer counties. Weis succeeds Summer Gortney, who is now KHEAA’s regional counselor in the Lexington area.