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Education

  • PHOTO: 1983 Concert Band of Hawks

  • Fraser, Thomas excel at Bradley swing

     Members of the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Bradley University and the University of Texas at Austin the weekend of Jan. 10-11.

    Individual results for the 16th Annual University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University “Hell Froze Over” Swing are as follows:

    • Ellis Fraser, a senior from Hodgenville, tournament champion in persuasive speaking and semifinalist in communication analysis at the UT tournament.

  • PHOTO: New school board member
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Canceling school can be a tough decision

      LaRue County School District buses cover 1,986 miles along 37 routes every school day.

    In deciding whether or not to close school when bad winter weather threatens to make those roads dangerous to travel, Superintendent Sam Sanders ponders well before dawn the information coming in to him from bus garage personnel.

  • SPACE PLACE: Earth's impenetrable shield

    Sure, the sun is great. It’s nice to not live in a frozen wasteland, after all. But the sun is pretty terrifying, too. It sends a dangerous stream of fast-moving electrons, protons, and other even smaller particles, called photons, toward Earth.

  • PHOTO: Science in Agriculture
  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.

    Advisory Council meets

    The LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 270-358-9745.

    ALES

    SBDM

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES

    SBDM

  • Grads named Jeff Green Scholars

    Five 2014 graduates of LaRue County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Kentucky schools earn ‘A’ in feedback

    Teachers depend on feedback from their students in order to best see how to help them succeed in school.

    Kentucky schools have earned an A-plus on collecting that data. According to a Kentucky Department of Education news release, the state has earned the highest marks possible for its effective collection and use of educational data to improve student achievement.

    Kentucky is the only state this year to reach that milestone and joins Arkansas and Delaware in leading the nation in making sure data is used to support continuous improvement in education.

  • ‘Go, you chicken fat, go’

    While watching an Apple I-phone commercial on television the other night, the song and lyrics I heard evoked faint flashes of memory stored somewhere in the cobwebbed crevices of my mind.

    “Touch down, every morning; 10 times! Not just now and then.”

    My memory tweeted to my mind, “You heard that somewhere, big guy, sometime long ago. Hash tag: #can you remember?”

    “Once more on the rise. Nuts to the flabby guys!

    Go, you chicken fat, go away! Go, you chicken fat, go!”