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Education

  • School Calendar - June 4, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is 8 p.m. June 6.

    HES

    FRC has special called meeting

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center is having a special called meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 5, in Room 106 at HES. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506.

    ALES

    ALES site-based council

  • Speech team shines at national tourny

    Last weekend, five high school speech students represented LaRue County at the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) speech tournament in Chicago.

    Students who competed were: Brian Anderson and Joey Gearon in Extemporaneous Speaking (Extemp.), Elijah Thomas and Curtis Milby in Duo Interpretation, and Steven George in Congressional debate.

    Katy Cecil, high school English teacher and Head Speech Coach for LaRue County schools said they were pretty confident before leaving for the tournament.

  • Campbellsville University honors teachers

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award May 10 at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.

    Through the awards program, CU presents certificates to teachers in each grade level [preschool/elementary (P-five), middle grades (six to eight) and high school (nine to 12)] as selected by their school districts.

  • School honors Ashley Long with a butterfly garden

     Ashley Long is a name that is known by many in LaRue County. Hers is a name that brings both smiles and tears. 

    Hodgenville Elementary School chose to remember the young girl with a smile on May 29. Long, who battled cancer for four years before her death at age 11, was a student at HES, when she could muster up enough strength to attend. When she couldn’t attend, she was visited by Renee Skaggs, a retired kindergarten teacher and her home teacher. 

  • Retiring school personnel have varied plans

     Several LaRue County School personnel have announced their retirements. They hale from Hodgenville Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, LaRue County Middle and High Schools. Below, they shared fondest memories, career highlights, and other information.

     

    Karyn Brey

    Even at an early age, Karyn Brey knew she wanted to be a teacher. 

  • All schools get nurses this fall

     The Board of Education decided last year to collaborate with Lincoln Trail District Health Department and bring the LaRue County School District a nurse, who divided her time among the different schools. 

    On May 19, the board approved the continuation of the contract, allowing for three full-time school nurses at the same cost.

  • School board approves tentative budget

     The LaRue County School Board approved a tentative budget May 19.

    Property, franchise, motor vehicle and utility taxes remain the same as the current year working budget.

    The district’s largest chunk of revenue comes from SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) funding – $10.5 million. Another $3 million comes from property and vehicle taxes.

  • Career readiness assessed by test

     This year, LaRue County High School tried out a career readiness exam for students.

    Kelly Sandidge, the school’s guidance counselor and director of student services, presented information about “WorkKeys” at the May 19 school board meeting.

  • Rutledge earns nursing degree from Saint Joe's

     

     Angela Rutledge of Buffalo, graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner. Rutledge is a home health nurse at VNA Nazareth.

  • WKU announces graduates

     Western Kentucky University conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University’s 175th Commencement.

    WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates. 

    In a fitting ceremony on Armed Forces Day, 14 Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC cadets – including Micah Farmer of Upton – were commissioned as second lieutenants.