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Education

  • Academic teams successful at recent competition

     The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 19th District Governor’s Cup competition at Nelson County High School during the week of Jan.

    The LCHS Academic Team placed second overall.

    The following individuals placed in the written assessment portion of the competition: Cody McDowell was first in Social Studies; Jesse Gehr was third in Social Studies and second in Humanities; Ripley Lucas was fourth in Language Arts and fourth in Composition; and Andrew Coy was fourth in Humanities. 

  • LaRue Schools in session Monday

     LaRue County Schools WILL BE in session Monday Feb. 17 to make up for a snow day.

  • ALES students enjoy Dynamath

     

    Each Wednesday, 16 fifth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School participate in a math extension class using the Scholastic publication Dynamath. The group, selected by math teacher Karlotta Cecil, looks forward to their extra time of math problem-solving, which not only involves the magazine, but offers videos and math games that they often do together. All of the Dynamath activities are also available online so students may continue their lesson at home.

  • PHOTO: ECTC Choir
  • Volunteers needed for LaRue County Reads

     One of the largest volunteer programs at Abraham Lincoln Elementary is its LaRue County Reads group.

    Formed about eight years ago, this group of volunteer readers range in age from high school age to senior citizens. They dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes a week to read with a preselected student and often take on at least two children to mentor if their schedule allow.

  • PHOTO: Scholarship winners
  • Several graduate from Western Kentucky University

     Several local students earned degrees in December from Western Kentucky University.

    They are:

    Katie L. Brown, Buffalo, Bachelor of Science

    Jeffrey Carson, Buffalo, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

    Jessica P. Cave, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    Sara E. Davis, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    Meredith S. Dickerson, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Jimmie N. Fathergill, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    Tracie L. Fathergill, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

  • Online BSN graduates fit program around family

     

    Beverly Rowland, director of Campbellsville University's RN to BSN program and assistant professor of nursing, said the lives of her first graduating class of online bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) students were hectic and busy with obligations to family and community as well as to school. She had to remember that when only one of her five graduates was able to participate in the December 2013 commencement ceremony.

  • Weaver honored for teaching excellence

    LaRue County’s 2014 ExCEL Award winner is Traci Weaver, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The ExCEL Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and LG&E KU honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.
    Weaver, a fourth-grade reading and science teacher who also coaches the Academic Team and Junior Beta Club, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 9 a.m. March 26 at HES.

  • Two named to EKU's President's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,248 students earned President’s List honors for the fall semester.
    Local students honored are:
    • Christian Carl Pope of Hodgenville, a sophomore psychology major;
    • Russell Taylor Despain of Campbellsville, a senior aviation major at EKU;
    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.