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Education

  • Grad surpasses Dad's perfect attendance record

    day and, luckily, never had any serious illness that prohibited me from attending school.”

    He recalled a question from his agriculture teacher, Ralph Lobb, when he was a sophomore.

    “He asked our class, ‘What is one of the most important things an employer wants to know about you,’” Tommy remembered. “We had all kinds of answers like, ‘what was your GPA, what courses did you study, etc.,’”

  • GED commencement is Monday, students ace tests

    LaRue County Schools’ GED graduates will hold commencement exercises 6 p.m. June 16 in LaRue County High School’s auditorium.

    Sarah Hornback, family services director, said the 23 students who completed general education development requirements this year did so for a variety of reasons.

    “Some did it as a family role model; some, to get a job or a better job,” said Hornback. “For others, it was to fulfill a personal goal they have set, or because they want to go to college.”

  • Hughes named principal at HES

    Eric Hughes has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The HES site-based decision-making council announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.

    Read the details in next week’s Herald News.

  • 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.