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Education

  • Students win trip from Nolin RECC

    Seventeen high school juniors traveled to Frankfort April 16 as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Newton named ExCEL winner

    A 30-year teaching veteran was honored by her peers and students in a ceremony March 18.

    Peggy Newton, a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, is the winner of the LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL).

    The award, sponsored by WHAS-11 and E.ON U.S., recognizes public school teachers who show excellence and enthusiasm in their profession. The nomination and judging process is lengthy.

  • LaRue students participate in Governor’s Scholars program

    Six LaRue County High School juniors are looking forward to May, not for the end of the school year, but for the beginning of five weeks of intensive instruction in the Governor’s Scholars program.

    David Blair, Emily Boone, David Cruse, Eli Ernst, Katy Nash and Kellie Owen will know by the end of May which university and liberal arts program they will attend.

    “They choose some of the classes for us, and we get to choose some, too,” said Cruse. “There are a lot of topics available.”

  • Nash, Morris honored by ALES

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announces its March Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients as Shirley Nash, an assistant in the highly structured classroom and Diane Morris, reading coach.

    In representing the classified employees at ALES, Nash, who works closely with teacher Sara Mullins, is best described in her nomination as having the patience of Job as she works with children with many different abilities and disabilities. She manages her time well and is a great multi-tasker as she attends to the children’s daily routines.

  • Donations to Goodwill could benefit schools

    When was the last time you cleaned out your closet?

    Chances are, there are a few clothing items you should really get rid of.

    How about that skirt you meant to take back to the store, but lost the receipt? Or those great shoes that never quite matched any of your outfits?

    Those fashion misfits can mean extra money for local needy families, thanks to an agreement between LaRue County Schools and the Goodwill Agency Assistance Program.

  • MATHCOUNTS competes at state

    The LaRue County Middle School MATHCOUNTS team of Jordan McGaw, Tyler Skaggs, Christian Pope and Zachary Thurman will compete in the State MATHCOUNTS competition March 28 in Lexington.

    The LCMS team of 8th graders placed third in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter competition at East Hardin Middle School Feb. 28. About 50 students from seven area schools competed. McGaw placed third, Skaggs placed fourth and Pope placed ninth.

    Seventh grader Chance Johnson placed 12th individually. 

  • Frye named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Skyler Frye, a ninth grader from LaRue County, has been named to the “A” honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Bethlehem High School serves students in seven counties.

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA

    Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, including two from LaRue County, will compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.

    Daniel “Scott” Wheeler of Sonora will compete in industrial motor control.

    William Felker of Mt. Sherman will compete in welding.   

    The competition was April 8-10 at the Exposition Center in Louisville. Winners at the state level will compete at national competition at Kansas City, Mo., in June.

  • LaRue students honored at Governor's Cup contest

    At the District Governor’s Cup, LaRue County High School advanced several students and the Future Problem Solving team to Regional competition.

    Individual winners were Ian Mather – third in written composition; Haley Edwards – fourth in written composition and language arts; Shelby Rogers – second in arts and humanities; Kaity Skaggs – fifth in social studies. The Future Problem Solving team earned second place in the district.

  • ALES selects Presidential Cabinet

    Anna Pepper and Tabi Ward are the January inductees of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Pepper is in her 22nd year of teaching with 17 of those years at the Buffalo and ALES campuses as guidance counselor. She spends long hours making sure enrollments, immunizations and records are complete. She is responsible for the ALES district testing and meets weekly with guidance classes and other group counseling sessions. She is a quiet, but positive role model to both her students and staff and everyone knows they can count on her.