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Education

  • PHOTO: Katy Blair named to Hall of Fame

     LaRue County High School Speech Team Coach Katy Cecil, left, was named to the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She is pictured with assistant coach and longtime friend, Bill Thompson. Her parents, Garland and Ruth Blair, founded the LCHS Speech Program. See related story on 1A. 


  • Heil to be honored at ExCEL Ceremony

     A ceremony to honor Lauren Heil, LaRue County Schools’ ExCEL Award winner, will be 9 a.m. March 25 at LaRue County High School.

    Heil, who resides in Upton, is a special needs teacher at LCHS. She has been a teacher for 43 years.

    The Illinois native earned her master’s of arts degree in teacher leadership from North Park University in Chicago.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • Schools upgrade digital infrastructure

     Freddie Newby knows a good deal when he sees it.

    So, when LaRue County School’s chief information officer happened across the Internet site, “DirecTV Goes to School,” he knew he had clicked onto something good.

    “(DirecTV Group Inc.) gave us 16 digital satellite receivers including some DVRs (digital video recorders) and 104 channels including some of the most popular instructional channels at no cost to the school district,” said Newby.  

  • School Personnel Changes - March 2015

     The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations

    March 16.

    Employment of:

    • Ashley Mattingly as co-junior class sponsor for LaRue County High School

    • Lauren Heil as SBDM secretary for LaRue County High School

    Resignation of:

    • David Edwards, Teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Renee Wright as head cheerleading coach for LCHS

    Retirement of:

  • School Calendar: March 18, 2015

     ALL SCHOOLS

    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.

     

    School board dates

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

     

    ALES

    SBDM

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on April 13. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES

  • PHOTO: Career Day at HES

     Kindergarten students at Hodgenville Elementary School participated in Career day. Front from left, Kanaan Hillard – basketball player, Aiden Biven – sheriff; back, Kayley Knapp – cheerleader, Cooper Wootton – basketball coach, and Prestyn Walls – president.


  • Chorus to present 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

     The LaRue County High School and Middle School chorus will present the musical, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this weekend.

    Chorus Director Amber Tucker said the cast and crew have been preparing for their debut and are “excited to put on the musical.”

    Dress rehearsals started March 14.

  • 4-H Poster Contest deadline approaches

    The 4-H poster contest deadline is approaching. Posters must be submitted to the LaRue County Extension office by March 27. 4-H is the subject for the poster which can take any approach on any area of 4-H. Members can show what 4-H is, what they do in 4-H, or what 4-H has to offer. The poster may also be promotional to get youth to join 4-H.

    Every poster entry will receive a 4-H ribbon. Grade level winners will be selected for the 4th-8th grades and high school. Grade level winning posters will advance to the District Poster Contest.

  • Classroom technology a passion for East Hardin teacher

    As the world of technology evolved, Brooke Whitlow adapted and has become a technology educator.

    She began her career teaching social studies at J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove. Through the Teaching American History grant, she traveled around the country to learn from field experts in history laying the groundwork for a desire to teach something innovative and engaging.

    A LaRue County native, her love of history developed from a love of Abraham Lincoln.