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Education

  • School board reschedules career launch

    Barring any further cancellations, the last day of school for LaRue County public school students will be May 25 with graduation set for May 27.

    The LaRue County Board of Education made the calendar change at its meeting at LaRue County High School on February 16. The school system has missed six days due to inclement weather.

  • LCHS Quick Recall team makes history

    The LCHS Quick Recall team is credited for making school history last weekend at the Governor’s Cup Regional competition.  For the second year in a row, the Quick Recall team has earned a trip to the state Governor’s Cup competition by placing second at regional competition. 

    The Quick Recall team members include Jesse Gehr, Andrew Coy, Matthew Crain, Skyler Hornback, Briar Holt, Cameron Hensley, Nick Rojas, Brady McDowell, Bryce Lawler,  and Harrison Hynes.

  • Pike named National Merit Finalist

    Leslie Pike of Hodgenville, Western Kentucky University senior and graduate of LaRue County High School, learned last Wednesday that she was selected as a 2015-2016 National Merit Finalist from the Gatton Academy.

    Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 79 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Fifty-eight Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 10.3 percent of the students made the National Merit Finalist level.

  • Keeping up with IoT in schools

    With the goal of Kentucky’s schools being to prepare all students for success when they enter college or career, keeping abreast of innovations and improvements in technology for use in our classrooms is paramount to that endeavor.

    “We are living in the age that is immersed with the IoT, also known as the Internet of Things,” said Freddie Newby, LaRue County Schools’ chief information officer. “This means that everything we are buying these days connects to the internet.”

  • LaRue County EKU students receive honors

    Several Eastern Kentucky University students from LaRue County received honors for the Fall 2015 semester.

    EKU students from LaRue County that were named to the President’s List were Kaelyn Rene Herrin, Christian Carl Pope, James Ford and Sean-Michael Wathen. James Ford also received the Dean’s Award.

    “We are always pleased to recognize outstanding academic achievement at Eastern Kentucky University,” said EKU President Michael Benson.

  • LCMS Mathcounts team places third in OKH Chapter competition
  • LaRue students participate in All-state Junior choir

    Five students from LaRue County were recently selected and performed in a state choir.

    The Kentucky Junior High Chorus (KJHC) is comprised of the Kentucky Junior High Mixed Chorus (KJHMC) and the Kentucky Junior High Treble Chorus (KJHTC). There were over 1,100 seventh grade through ninth grade students across the state of Kentucky that auditioned to be a member of either all state choir and only a few over 400 was selected.

  • School Calendar - February 24, 2016

    LaRue County Schools make-up days

    Make up days are scheduled for March 11, May 6, May 19, May 20, May 23 and May 24. The last day of school is May 25

    KHIC Wee Time

  • Duncan receives Bobby McDowell Award

    It seems only fitting that Marsha Duncan receive the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service because her entire life has been an exemplar of those two qualities.

    While a student at LaRue County High School, the 1986 graduate was active in Teens Who Care and Future Homemakers of America. She was also very involved in her church, Salem Christian.

  • LCHS Beta students take third place in state Quiz Bowl

    Four LaRue County High School students recently attended the Kentucky Beta Club Convention in Louisville and finished third in the state Quiz Bowl.

    “This was the best finish in school history,” said Kendrick Bryan, LCHS Beta Club sponsor. “Placing third in Quiz Bowl is a major deal in the world of National Beta.”

    The team, which includes Rachel Sheffer, Bryce Lawler, Cole Constant and Skyler Hornback, was one of eight to compete, after participating in a written elimination round.