• School Calendar - March 20, 2013


  • Dropout age raised to 18

     On Monday, the General Assembly passed a law giving school boards the option to raise the dropout age for high school students.

  • Hughes enjoying role as interim principal

     One might say that Eric Hughes, who started Feb. 4 as interim assistant principal at LaRue County Middle School, has been in education since he was born.

  • School Board: Personnel changes heard

     The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations at its March 18 meeting at LaRue County High School:

    Employment of:

    • James Howell as substitute bus driver at LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Jane Kelley as instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    • Sue Williamson as P.E. teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Cecilia Osborne as part-time literacy assistant at HES

    • Kyle King as part-time literacy assistant at HES

  • Two LaRue speech students bring home state championships

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

  • Amanda Reed named assistant superintendent

     As of Feb. 25, LaRue County Schools have an assistant superintendent.

    Amanda Reed, who has been with the district since 1996, has assumed the assistant superintendent duties after serving as instructional supervisor for 11 years.

  • BETA Club takes on district competition

     The BETA Club chapter at LaRue County High School attended the spring Third District BETA convention on March 15.

    Nineteen LaRue County students attended and competed in many different academic tests – quiz bowl, talent and arts and crafts competitions. LaRue County had an outstanding showing, being the first year that they have participated in this convention. 

  • Fifth-grader wins essay contest

     Nicholas Vazquez, a fifth-grade student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, was the LaRue County winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Elizabethtown-Hardin-LaRue Retired Teachers Association.

    The topic was: “Why My Grandparent Should be the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year.” Nicholas read his winning essay at the March 15 meeting of EHLRTA.

    He wrote about his grandmother Wanda Howard.

    He received a medal and gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and became eligible to participate in the state finals.

  • Districts given power to raise dropout age

     On Monday, the General Assembly passed a law giving school boards the option to raise the dropout age for high school students.

    The Senate voted 33-5 in favor of Senate Bill 97, which allows school districts to raise the age from 16 to 18.  

    If more than 55 percent of school districts decide to do so, the policy becomes mandatory statewide. All other school districts would then have four years to implement the new policy.

  • Superintendent's salaries available online

     Education Commissioner Terry Holliday supports a recommendation by Auditor Adam Edelen to require superintendent contracts, benefits and annual evaluations be made available online after a series of school district special examinations found a lack of transparency and oversight.