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Education

  • Speech team qualifies six for national tournament

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League National Qualifier Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. 

    The national tournament will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

    Sophomore Brian Anderson was the champion in extemporaneous speaking for the second year in a row.

  • PHOTO: Word of the Day

     Bailey Litton enjoyed working on the “word of the day” in the “word work” literacy center. She is a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Pope receives scholarship from McDonald's

     Community leaders joined local McDonald’s owner/operators on Feb. 25, recognizing 10 area high school students, including Christian Pope, a senior at LaRue County High School, as Black History Makers of Tomorrow.

    McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February’s Black History Month by awarding $15,000 in scholarships to high school seniors selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement. 

  • PHOTO: Tutor time

     Laura Evans, a United Way tutor, helped Kaleb Graham with his homework at Kids Crew.

  • Scholarships

     Homemakers

  • I love my library: Items pass first through Graff

     February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” 

  • Fraser takes fourth in after-dinner speaking

     The Western Kentucky University Forensics team won its 23rd consecutive state championship Saturday.

    Ellis Fraser, a graduate of LaRue County High School, celebrated with his team as he finished fourth in after-dinner speaking, sixth in dramatic interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation.

    Fraser is a sophomore from Hodgenville. 

    This year’s tournament, hosted at Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events. 

  • Courtney Murray: Exceptional education, exceptional teacher

     Courtney Murray, exceptional education teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, is one of 10 LaRue County School District teachers who have achieved national board certification.

  • NASA: Goodnight, moons

     Go outside when the moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two moons.

  • Smith participates in White Coat Ceremony

     Michael Smith was among 58 new students in the physician assistant studies program to receive their white coats during a ceremony in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion A. Auditorium in Lexington.

    Smith, a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2010 graduate of UK with a bachelor’s degree in biology, is pursing a masters in public health.