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Education

  • And the band played on ...

    Starting in mid-July, long before the regular school year has begun, the steady ticking of a metronome can be heard throughout Hodgenville. The raucous clicking quickly replaces the twittering birds and the heavy hum of traffic that were once the soundtrack to easy, lazy summer mornings.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Nov. 17 meeting:

    Employment of:

    • Karyn Brey as gifted and talented coordinator for LaRue County Schools

    • James Kinslow as substitute bus driver

    • Brittany Pruitt as instructional assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School,

    • Opal Howard as adult education instructor

    Resignation of:

    • Ann Morrison as bus monitor

    • Bill Hawkins as adult education instructor

  • Don’t overpay for college

    Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. Follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to make sure you get the help you need.

    Some people don’t bother to apply for financial aid because they don’t think they’ll qualify. But they should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to find out if they’re eligible for state and federal student aid programs. Not filing may hurt their chances of getting more free money for college.

  • AP courses are hard work for students and teachers

    Summer Garris is one of two English department teachers providing Advanced Placement instruction to LaRue County High School studentsa.

    She teaches 51 seniors in AP English Language and Composition. Because the rigor of the work is college level, Garris said her students experience a “taste” of those skills they will use in future academic endeavors.

  • PHOTO: Painting like pilgrims
  • PHOTO: ECTC students present research
  • School board buys new buses

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday night and heard a number of reports on the school system’s status.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders spoke briefly about the school system’s nutritional report card. The full report contains information about the nutrition and physical activity in each school.

    Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed presented a slideshow about the Personal Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), a method by which teachers and principals are evaluated for effectiveness in their respective positions.

  • Students get head start on college

    Since 2008, the number of Kentucky public high school students taking Advanced Placement examinations has more than doubled from 14,664 to 30,133, according to data released from the College Board.

    LaRue County High School has followed that trend with more students in more classes gaining a head start on college credits.

    “The AP test scores range from 1-5,” explained Jo Newton, LaRue County High School counselor. “Students scoring a three or higher, typically, receive college credit for that subject.”

  • KCTCS board picked preferred candidate for president without notifying media of meeting

     When the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents held a special meeting Tuesday in Frankfort to pick a preferred presidential candidate, no one from the media or the public witnessed the event.

    That's because lawyers for KCTCS decided to invoke a little-used section of the state's Open Meetings Act, effectively allowing the board to conduct public business in secret.

  • Speech team wins big at Trinity/North

    The LaRue County High School Speech season is definitely in full swing and the change in the weather has done nothing to slow down the team, which traveled to the Trinity/North Oldham tournament over the past weekend and brought home several championships and third place overall.