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Education

  • ECTC alumni to be recognized

    Nine Elizabethtown Community and Technical College alumni will be recognized Monday, Oct. 20, for exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

     The 7 p.m. ceremony in ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center is open to the public. A reception catered by students in ECTC’s Culinary Arts program will follow in the RPC Atrium.

  • PHOTO: Showing their true colors
  • LaRue is good for kids

    Kentucky Kids Count, an organization which ranks all 120 counties in Kentucky on the well-being of their children, has ranked LaRue County 16th overall.

  • LaRue is 13th in test scores

    The LaRue County School District surpassed its district goal for the 2013-14 school year on the state’s Unbridled Learning accountability assessment, ranking 13th out of 173 school districts in Kentucky.

    “Students, staff and the LaRue County community can be proud knowing we are one of the highest achieving districts in the state,” said Sam Sanders, superintendent. “As always, we will analyze the data and formulate a plan to keep moving us forward.”

  • School Calendar – Oct. 1, 2014

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    Free GED practice test at adult education center

    Students can take the GED Ready practice test for free at their local adult education center through 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.

  • Band of Hawks compete and host

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks doubled down on events last weekend, competing in Taylor County before coming back home to host a contest of their own.

    This all came about because of a partnership between the two schools, according to LaRue County Band Director Jaime Smith. Smith said they felt something needed to be done about LaRue County’s contest, which, as he said, has been declining in popularity in recent years. Last year, Smith said the contest was canceled as only four bands signed up.

  • Goff takes over as Adult Education Director

    Connie Goff has had many responsibilities – teacher, counselor, principal, professional development director – during her 23 years in education, but as the new director of adult and community education for LaRue County Schools, she’s determined to add yet another hat, as recruiter.

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Lost River Cave