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Education

  • Essay winners: Grandparent of the Year

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin-LaRue Retired Teachers in conjunction with AARP Kentucky sponsors an essay contest each year for fifth graders in public schools with the topic: “Why my grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.” 

    Essay winners from Hardin and LaRue County are invited to the March retired teachers meeting to read their essays. County essays advance to competition at the district and state levels.

  • School district wins tech award

    LaRue County Schools was one of two “Secondary Educational Institution Technology Award” winners at Tech Day in Kentucky held March 25 at the Carol Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green.

    “LaRue tied with Gatton Academy, a highly selective high school based at WKU that has been recognized as the number one high school in the nation the last several years,” said Freddie Newby, LaRue’s chief information officer. “Not too bad for LaRue to tie with the number one high school in the entire nation.”

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Madison Lee wins $1,000

    LaRue County High School senior Madison “Maddie” Lee was named a National Beta Scholar.

    She is among 249 students to receive a $1,000 scholarship to use at the school of her choice. She plans to attend Asbury University and major in education.

    She is the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee of Hodgenville.

  • College grant is available for adult students

     Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    The maximum award amount is $1,000.

    The grants are available to adults at least 24 years old who are enrolled less than half-time at a participating Kentucky college. Applicants must show financial need and must U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. They must also be working on their first undergraduate degree.

  • Washington County schools offer aviation pathway

     The Washington County School Board approved a program last week that will allow high school students to get their foot in the door of one of the fastest growing industries in the state.

    Working in collaboration with the Air and Space Academy and the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Board, the school district was able to implement a four-year program that will expose students to aviation and aerospace science. It will offer a pathway to a vast array of career fields that include engineering, mechanics and manufacturing.

  • PHOTO: Pi Day winners
  • PHOTO: Locke honored by school board

     

    LaRue County High School senior Benjamin Locke, right, was recognized March 16 by the LaRue County School Board. Locke received the Black History Maker of Tomorrow scholarship from McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. At left is School Board Chairman Price Smith.

  • PHOTO: Problem solvers at LCMS

     The LaRue County Middle School Future Problem Solvers competed March 14 at the State Governors Cup. The state topic was "Enhancing Human Potential.” This team previously won District and Regional competitions with the topics of "Processed Foods" and "Propaganda.” Forty-eight middle school teams from across Kentucky competed at State. Front from left, Mason Lane, Kaleigh Graham, Nick Vazquez; back, Coach Doris Jean Holleran and Victor Helm. Gilbert Cox was an alternate.

  • PHOTO: Simon Coy, MATHCOUNTS

     LaRue County Middle School seventh-grader Simon Coy competed March 21 at State MATHCOUNTS in Louisville. In February, he placed third individually in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter Competition and received a four-year $500 scholarship to Western Kentucky University.

  • PHOTO: ALES students recognized

     Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students who competed in the District Governor’s Cup were recognized March 16 by the LaRue County School Board. Front from left, Gabe Portier, Dylan Derosha, Brandon Hollis, Brenna Southwood, Will Faulkner, Layla Vertrees; back, Coach Karlotta Cecil, Macy Stillwell, Alen Loyall, Jacob Hinton, Jake Skaggs, Connor Nicholas and Coach Kathy Ross.