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Education

  • Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools

    The following personnel recommendations were heard April 20 by the LaRue County School Board:

    Employment of:

    • Maggie Mather as assistant speech coach for LaRue County Schools

    • Patty Chaudoin as club coordinator at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Resignation of:

    • David Edwards as club coordinator at HES, and as cadre leader at HES

    • Megan Willard as assistant cheer coach for LaRue County Schools

    • David K. Barr, Rose Cottrell, Kelly H. Jaggers, as bus driver

  • PHOTO: LCMS Academic Team honored

     Members of the LaRue County Middle School Academic Team who participated in state events were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Simon Coy, Victor Helm, Nick Vazquez, Mason Lane and Kaleigh Graham. Not pictured, Bridget Southwood. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran, right.

  • PHOTO: LCHS Academic Team honored

     Members of the LaRue County High School Academic Team were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Andrew Coy, Jesse Gehr, Cody McDowell, Carby Mather and Skyler Hornback. The team is coached by Amy Loyall, Justin Craft and Michelle Jones.

  • PHOTO: Speech team honored

     Members of the LaRue County Speech Team were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Austin Barnes, Brian Anderson, Josh Adams, Elena Cecil, Noah Majors, Kaylan Anderson, Damon Helton, Jacob Thomas, Alexia Trumbo, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb, Nate Risner, Symone Whalin and Parker Anderson. The team is coached by Katy Blair Cecil, Eric Cecil and Bill Thompson.

  • Spelling Bowl winners announced

    Caleb Coogle, a second-grader at Creekside Elementary, Mary Bell, a fifth-grader at Helmwood Heights Elementary, and John Thornhill, a seventh-grader at Breckinridge County Middle School are the three first place winners of the 51st Annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on April 17.

    Students representing primary, elementary, and middle schools from 12 surrounding counties competed in the primary match for grades 1-2, the elementary match for grades 3-5, or the middle school match for grades 6-8.

  • PHOTO: St. Catherine Spelling Bowl

    Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, students competed in a spelling bowl April 17 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. From left, fourth-grader Zachary Ford, sixth-grader Grace Thompson and second-grader Lily Smith. Thompson placed fifth overall.

  • Ivy Brown recognized for academics

    Western Kentucky University’s Lady Topper Basketball program honored the 2014-15 team at a postseason banquet on Tuesday evening in the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Stadium Club at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

    Six individual honors were given to the 2014-15 team members at the event with additional team members recognized for academic achievements this year.

    Seniors Chastity Gooch and Alexis Govan took home co-Most Valuable Player honors this season.

    Senior Ileana Johnson was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

  • FORENSICS: Ellis Fraser a quarterfinalist in Nationals

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, over the April 16-20 weekend.

    WKU sent 47 competitors with a total of 185 entries to the national tournament.  Of the total entries, 82 advanced to quarterfinal rounds, 40 advanced to the semifinal round, and 22 events made it to the final round of competition.

  • School Calendar - April 22, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Parent Advisory Council to meet

    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    ALES

  • 'Sam saves the Mansion' available as e-book

    A new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, titled “Sam Saves the Mansion” is now available as a free, downloadable e-book. 

    Paperback copies of the book are also available for students to read in public libraries and elementary schools across the state. 

    First Lady Jane Beshear, a former teacher, requested the book be produced as an educational resource for young Kentuckians in coordination with the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration in 2014.