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Education

  • PHOTO: Fourth District Chorus
  • Column: Is college still worrth it?

     

    You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment.

    But it’s not all bad news. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York agrees that attending college is still a good investment for your financial future. Over their lifetime, workers with a bachelor’s degree earn over $1 million more than those with only a high school degree.

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  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine food drive

     The Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, Student Council held a food drive in September. The food was donated to St. Vincent de Paul in Bardstown. From left, Grace Thompson, Amelia Watkins, Amelia Hall, Christopher Culver, Warner Bryan (back), Hayden Clark and Westin Geoghegan (front). 

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Museum Scholarship Winners

    LaRue County High School graduates Joseph Gearon, left, and Shelbi Brooks, received $500 scholarships from The Lincoln Museum’s Edward and Thelma Ford Scholarship program.
    Gearon will attend the University of Kentucky. Brooks will begin her studies in elementary education at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • School Calendar – Sept. 24, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Free GED practice test at adult education center
    Students can take the GED Ready practice test for free at their local adult education center from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3. Students can see whether they’re ready to pass the GED and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher. Anyone, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the local program or not, is eligible. Call Sarah Hornback at LaRue County Adult Education at 270-358-8334 to make an appointment for the pre-test.

    Fall Break

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: YSC welcomes Theresa Price

    Theresa Price has joined LaRue County’s Youth Service Center as program assistant.

    “My job responsibilities include assisting the coordinator with the development and implementation of YSC Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, College Application Week, and helping meet the basic needs of families of the school district who are in need,” said Price, whose first day on the job was Sept. 8.

    A native of Abilene, Texas, she moved to Anderson County during high school and graduated from Anderson County High School.

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  • PHOTO: Miss Patty at work

    Patty Chaudoin works with kindergarten classes at Hodgenville Elementary School during literacy and math times. Here, she has been working with a small group on writing numbers. The children are Winston Grimes, Julian Serrano and Prestyn Walls.