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Education

  • 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.

  • ECTC students present research at conference

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, Celina Charles and Joshua Ohde, were invited to represent ECTC at the spring 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort alongside representatives from two and four-year institutions across the state. 

    Due to inclement weather, the Posters-at-the-Capitol event was cancelled this year. The two students presented their research on microbes isolated from Bess beetles at the annual Conference for Student Research on Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Hodgenville Elementary School Honor Roll - Third Quarter - 2015

     Third quarter

    All A’s

  • WKU cadets march at White Sands

     Six Western Kentucky University Army ROTC cadets participated in the 2015 Bataan Memorial Death March on March 22 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

    The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their lives.

  • School Calendar - April 1, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.

     

    Last day of school

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

     

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).

     

  • Scholarships - April 1, 2015

     Leadership LaRue

    Leadership LaRue County will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from LaRue public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program. Essay, high school transcript and letters of recommendation required. Application available at LCHS guidance counselor’s office or The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 1.

     

    Bluegrass Cellular

  • Mr. Anderson goes to Frankfort

      LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson received two notable honors while in Frankfort Feb. 24.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring him for his achievements, and Terry Mills, 24th district state representative, hosted a day-long tour for him in which Anderson, as a page, experienced state government in action.

  • 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.