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Education

  • A national champion

    After climbing up the ladder for the past four years, Brian Anderson finally reached the top – first place in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas earlier this month.

    Anderson and three other members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team spent the second week in June competing at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas to wrap up their 2014-15 speech season.

  • Adult Education holds graduation

    The LaRue County Adult Education program presented the 2014-15 LaRue County GED Recipients their certificates and numerous awards at a ceremony held Monday evening at the LaRue County High School.

    The graduating class included Stephanie Clark, Constance Lee, Andrew Hoback, Brittany Smith, Dylan Bailey, Hunter Boddy, Lilliana Honaker, Tyler Draine, Daymen Hodge, Derek Bell, Antonio Weathers, and Lanny Batchelder.

  • Board approves several items, reviews superintendent

    During its regular meeting Monday night, the LaRue County Board of Education discussed the following:

    • Commercial Insurance Package – The board approved the insurance renewal package with Curneal Hignite Insurance Company, which came in $6,000 less than last year (even with KDE’s increase in property limits). Property is $91,044, business auto is $44,122, $10,000,000 umbrella limit is $12,768.00, and workers comp is $58,739.61 for a total of $208,343.61.

  • School Calendar - June 17, 2015

    School Board Meeting

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on July 20.

    HES—SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS—SBDM

  • Students reflect on future

    High School Commencement is often described as both an ending and a beginning.

    As graduates separate to follow their own pathways to adult life, they say goodbye to a school system they have been part of much of their lives and hello to those as yet unknown roads that lie ahead.

    Kaelyn Herrin, LaRue County High School Class of 2015 valedictorian, and salutatorian Cody McDowell are both aware of what routes they’ll take.

    Kaelyn

    Herrin

  • Program changes with the times

    Significant changes are coming to the way Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund items are distributed to students.

    “In the past, students who qualified received vouchers where they could obtain needed items at designated businesses in the area,” explained Rip Collins, LaRue County Schools’ director of pupil personnel who is in charge of the charitable program.

    “Now, students will receive a backpack filled with selected items they will need.”

  • Myrks names to Berea College Dean's List

    Buffalo resident Anthony Myrks has been named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • First train arrived in LaRue in 1888

    As published in the Larue County Herald, Thursday, March 15, 1888

    The First Regular Passenger Train Arrives in the Midst of Humanity and Beasts

    We Witness the Result of Labor.

  • School board approves some salary changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education has approved, in part, a recommendation to approve salary schedules and changes for the 2015/2016 school year.
    Originally, the proposed changes included: all principals would receive a minimum salary equivalent of Rank I, 15 year’s experience compensation; add up to 10 days to LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School technology resource teachers; move “highly structured” instructional assistants from IA to MD scale; and increase LCHS assistant principal supplement from $8,250 to $8,500.

  • LCHS Graduation is Friday, May 29

    Some 189 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas as LaRue County High School holds Commencement exercises May 29 at 8 p.m.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hawks’ Football Field. Gates open at 6 p.m.

    In case of bad weather, Kyle Goodlet, principal, said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium.