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Education

  • Coffee house a hit at ALES

    Students of Karlotta Cecil, Penny Akers and student teacher Trevor Ervin recently participated in a coffee house concert at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • ALES honors Distinguished and Proficient Students

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary faculty and staff recently honored 205 students for their outstanding achievement on the 2010-11 Kentucky Core Content Test. Former fifth, fourth and third grade students who scored distinguished in at least one category were awarded gold medals while proficient students were recognized with silver medals. In addition, three students, Jake Walters, Mary Gearon and Skyler Hornback were awarded trophies for distinguished scores in all testing categories. Interim ALES Principal Amanda Reed presided at the ceremony.

  • Student volunteers honored for service to community

    In addition to spending a quarter of each school day in the classroom, several LaRue County students also volunteer for various community projects.
    Their efforts haven’t gone unrecognized, however, as the district’s Youth Service Center and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union hosted a reception for them April 18 for the LCHS Community Volunteer Service Club.

  • FYE class at Campbellsville University shares stories, successes

     “Thank you for not only serving us, but allowing us to serve,” Michael Jennings, a freshman of Edmonton, said to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, and Campbellsville University's freshmen classes in a service celebrating servant leadership.

    Campbellsville University's First-Year Experience classes participated in servant leadership projects throughout the spring semester and shared their experiences in a celebration service. The service was a time of recognition for the students' accomplishments throughout the year.

  • Wathen earns band scholarship at EKU

     Sean-Michael Wathen, a senior at LaRue County High School and member of the Band of Hawks, has earned a scholarship to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    Wathen, the son of John and Kim Wathen, won first chair for bass clarinet in the Symphonic Band during the EKU High School Honor Band program in February.

    He will receive $6,400 over a four-year period to complete a minor in music. He plans to major in aviation for which he received a Merit Scholarship.

  • Hannah Conner selected for Governor's Scholars Program

     Hannah Conner, a student at Warren East High School, has been selected for the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program.

    She is among 13 juniors from the four high schools in the Warren County school system to participate in the five-week summer residential program on a college campus in Kentucky. Students are selected based on academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

  • Jamie Price awarded Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship

     Jamie Price, a LaRue County High School senior, has been awarded the Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. 

    She is FFA president, a member of the Homecoming Court and a Kentucky Student Ambassador.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and hopes to become a loan officer.

    She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Price of Sonora.

    The scholarship is funded by Emma Cantrell and her husband, Class of 1958.

  • Mullins interviewed for KET program

    Rita Muratalla, KASA president elect and principal of Zoneton Middle School in Bullitt County, and Paul Mullins, KASA vice president and principal of LaRue County High School were recently interviewed for a special program airing on KET during education month. Both administrators represented KASA during the KET interview about valuing teachers in Kentucky schools.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel changes at Monday’s meeting.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    • Donald Pack as part-time custodian at LaRue County Middle School
    • Tiffany Lewis as volleyball coach at LCMS
    • Robert Keith Cruse as substitute custodian at the LaRue County School District
    • Andreana Peeler as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew

    Accepted the resignation of:

  • Engle wins gold medal in SkillsUSA

     Twelve Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Louisville in April. They will represent the college and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA Championship in late June in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, eight students won silver medals and two won bronze.