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Education

  • St. Catherine's finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.

  • ECTC presents Toybox Theater

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Tales from the Toy Box, at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2. Children under 3 are admitted free.

  • Honor Roll: Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Third quarter

    All A Honor Roll

  • LCHS students take second in STLP challenge

    Seven LaRue County High School students had 48 hours to complete a video challenge.

    The challenge was presented to the school’s Cinemania Team, which calls itself TechnoManiacs, for the Kentucky 2015 Student Technology Leadership Program State championship Cinemania Contest last week.

    The team brought home second place for the challenge at the high school level. Across the state, 45 teams started the competition and 27 submitted films by the deadline, according to a news release.

  • Shelton earns Homemakers' scholarship

    Emma Shelton is the recipient of the LaRue County Homemakers Scholarship.

    The LaRue County High School senior is an active member of FFA and a past participant in the statewide Governor’s Scholar Program. Some of her community activities include Buffalo Baptist Youth Group, Feeding America and LaRue County Farm Bureau AGstravaganza.

    She plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in agriculture education.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Robin Shelton.

  • Scholarships: April 8, 2015

    Beef Cattle Association

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will offer two $1,000 college scholarships. Applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor’s office and the LaRue County Extension office. Applications must be returned to the Extension office no later than the close of business on April 24. The winners will be notified before the end of the school year.

     

    The Lincoln Museum

  • Plan, Explore scores worth celebrating

    LaRue County’s Explore and Plan scores were higher than the state average in every area tested, Amanda Reed, the district’s assistant superintendent told board of education members meeting in Hodgenville March 16.
    On the Plan assessment, LaRue placed in the top 8 percent of state school districts. Explore results put LaRue in the highest 11 percent of those districts.

  • PHOTO: Spring Break!

    LaRue County Middle Schoolers were excited about the prospect of spring break, going on this week. From left, seventh-graders Mason Bandurske, Chris Morton, Chase Childress, Dalton Underwood, Jacob Bryant, Jordan Morris, Carter Sheldon and Jabin Hite celebrated Thursday during lunch break.

  • LCHS greenhouse will open soon

    LaRue County High School’s greenhouse technology class will have a hand in the high school’s commencement this spring.

    “This year's greenhouse class has started a new project for the school’s senior class,” said Emma Shelton, a senior who is in the class. “Along with Mrs. Summer Garris (senior class sponsor), we have planted flowers to be used at graduation.”

    Shelton said the flowers have been given optimal care to ensure that the stage at graduation is covered in beautiful blue and white blooms.

  • Commissioner of Education announces retirement

    Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.

    Holliday has served as commissioner since July 2009 and has served 43 years in public education.