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Education

  • LaRue Middle School students celebrate ‘kick butts’ day

    The LaRue County Health Department hosted Kick Butts Day March 21 at LaRue County Middle School.
    Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against “Big Tobacco.”
    Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people every year. Every day, more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarettes; another 1,000 kids become addicted smokers, one-third of whom will die prematurely as a result.

  • New assessment system preps students for higher education

    One of the main goals of the new statewide assessment system is to prepare students for entrance into college and careers.
    This preparation begins years before students enter high school. For instance, LaRue County Schools instructional supervisor Denise Skaggs, school administrators, staff and students are actively involved in year-round readiness activities at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Artist Don Taylor visits HES

    Don Taylor, a former Hodgenville Elementary and LaRue County High School alumni, stopped in at HES to talk to students about printmaking. Taylor is an art professor at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, where he has been teaching the last 34 years.
    Taylor explained to students the different printmaking processes, and how important the elements and principles of art are to design works. He shared work of his own and other printmakers from across the nation, and let students discuss what they saw in them.

  • Scholarships updated 4-3-12

    Leadership LaRue County
    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.
    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

  • ALES holds rally for state testing

    Batter, Batter, Swing! Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently kicked off their state testing emphasis in conjunction with their quarterly Hawk Rally. Senior members of the LaRue County High School baseball and softball teams joined in the rally fun and the Hawk mascot and senior cheerleaders pepped up the students as they entered the gym. Two students from each classroom were chosen at the rally for being responsible, trustworthy and fair. Each received a ticket for either cotton candy or popcorn and a baseball treat bag.

  • PHOTO: Project Graduation roadblock

    LaRue County High School senior Olivia Dulak, Vonna Downs and Kathy Dulak worked a roadblock Saturday, accepting donations for Project Graduation.

    Other fundraisers:

    Flock your friends and neighbors

  • Campbellsville University receives historic piano collection

     Campbellsville University has received the Vogt-Farrar Piano Collection, which consists of four historic pianos showing the evolution of the American piano industry from before the Civil War to the early 20th Century.

    “This collection will give our students an opportunity to view and study stringed keyboard instruments built in the United States from the early 19th century to the early 20th,” according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of piano.

    “It will be the only collection of its kind in Kentucky.”

  • PHOTO: Physics at LaRue County High School

    Students in Rex Hanson’s physics class created Rube Goldberg machines during the study of energy and machines. A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. This year, the task was to pop a balloon. From left, Ryan Hornback, Brandon Henning, Caleb Canter, Tyler Skaggs, Nate Schaefer, Lucas Pepper and Zac Lee.

  • Chelsea Blair wins State speech tournament

     The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at the University of Kentucky and returned home with top individual honors in both divisions.

  • PHOTO: Kindergarten class performed ‘The Mitten’