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Education

  • Two awarded scholarships from Nolin RECC

     Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to graduating high school students with one going to an adult co-op member who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

    Two local students honored are Katie Barros and Alec Thompson.

  • Ernst studies in Taiwan

     Six Western Kentucky University students, including Elijah Ernst of Hodgenville, have returned from a 10-week summer research experience at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan.

    Ernst, a senior, worked on chemistry and chemical engineering research projects that included using bamboo particles to remove toxic metal ions, electrochemical capacitors and switchable surfaces.

  • COLUMN: Help your child transition to kindergarten

     Kindergarten classrooms of today hardly resemble those of your childhood memories. Today’s kindergarten classrooms have high expectations for children’s academic achievement, social skills and independence. Parents should also have high expectations for their child’s kindergarten program.

    Good kindergarten programs:

    * Support and encourage all children, regardless of prior preschool experience, culture, language, ability, or disability.

  • Safely share the roads with school buses

     According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. In fact, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation states that children are safer riding the bus to and from school than being driven in a car by an adult. When you are sharing the road with school buses, follow these tips.

  • Governor’s Scholars include 7 from LaRue

     

    Governor Steve Beshear congratulated the 1,073 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks in June and July.

    “The Governor’s Scholars Program is an outstanding educational experience for Kentucky, and one I’m proud to say both of my sons had the opportunity to enjoy years ago,” Gov. Beshear said. “My congratulations go out to those young Kentuckians who had the great opportunity to share in this exciting program.”

  • LaRue among best in state grad rates

     

  • Administrators offer insight as school schedule resumes

     With classes beginning today for the fall school term, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent and principals welcome the return of our students.

  • Win an iPad through KHEAA

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in August. The contest runs through 12 a.m. Sept. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Back-to-school policy change

    As students enter LaRue County schools to begin a new year of instruction Aug. 8, a few reminders and schedules might be helpful.

    The school district strives to provide equitable opportunities for all students in a safe environment. To help ensure that safety and to inform parents and students of what conduct is expected of them, the district has for several years published a code of pupil conduct which is disseminated each year to school employees and parents of enrolled students.

  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Hodgenville Elementary School

     Hodgenville Elementary School

    33 Eagle Lane, Hodgenville

    358-3506

    Principal – Sue Osborne

    School Administrative Manager – Jamie Hines

     

    Back-to-School Reminders

    Kindergarten Launch – Aug. 2, 9-11 a.m., HES lunchroom