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Education

  • Katy Cecil named Forensics Coach of the Year

     Kentucky’s 2013 National Forensic League Coach of the Year Katy Cecil realizes her greatest fulfillment as coach whenever she guides one of her LaRue County High School students to reaching higher goals.

    “When the first student I had worked with won his first award, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment I never felt getting my own trophies,” said Cecil, who teaches English and coaches speech and drama.

  • Bridget Southwood to compete in State Geography Bee

     For the first time, LaRue County Middle School participated in the 2013 National Geography Bee. In December and January, the following students progressed to the final round in the School Geography Bee: Emma Bowling, Cameron Hensley, Jayden Kennedy, Noah Majors, Brady McDowell, Hunter McLaughlin, Rachel Sheffer, Bridget Southwood, Matt Underwood and Symone Whalin.

    Bridget Southwood won; Hunter McLaughlin was second; and Rachel Sheffer was third.

  • Students compete in STLP - finish in top-52

     Students from both LaRue County elementary schools displayed their technological achievement during the eighth annual Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship held March 28 at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.

    The competition provided a venue that combined technology, problem-solving and innovation. Student projects demonstrated how STLP members are making an impact on student learning and their communities.

  • Two receive scholarships to EKU

     Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    LaRue County recipients include:

    • Olivia Caitlyn Hornback, of New Haven, has accepted a Colonel Scholarship

    • Sean-Micheal Wathen of Magnolia, has accepted a Music Department Scholarship 

  • PHOTO: Reality Store

     The 4-H Reality Store was held March 28 for 8th-graders at LaRue County Middle School. Students learned about budgeting as they paid monthly bills. Pictured are students at the transportation booth. They had several choices available ranging from a new Corvette to an older model Mazda. Several volunteers from the community participated.

  • Timothy Gibson named to dean's list

     Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

  • Camp Invention returns to ALES

    Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization will bring its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention summer program to Hodgenville this summer. Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math content.

  • NASA: How do animals stay on course?

     Sun, stars, compasses, sextants, clocks, charts, maps, GPS devices .... We humans have used them all to help us find our way around. None of these navigation aids is built into our bodies, though. These methods all depend on reading nature’s signs and using tools.

  • 27 percent of LaRue County preschoolers are 'kindergarten ready'

     A report released last week by the state says about one-fourth of LaRue County’s preschoolers are prepared to enter the next stage of their learning career: kindergarten.

  • Lisa Hawkins honored as ExCEL Teacher of the Year

    Lisa Hawkins, LaRue County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year, was honored by her peers, past and present students and family Wednesday.
    ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) is sponsored by WHAS11 and LG&E-KU. The award is presented to public school teachers in eight districts to recognize and reward the contributions of the teaching profession.