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Today's News

  • Opera mixes healthy food choices and comedy

    LaRue County Schools’ elementary students will soon be able to enjoy a comic opera that brings to light two of the major health problems facing Kentuckians today – obesity and diabetes.

    Set in a school cafeteria, Get Stuffed concerns decisions that must be made about food. The production features vocalizing vegetables along with a big helping of other opinionated edible characters, all competing to influence one child’s daily diet.     

  • School calendar

    ALES

      Feb. 8 – Fish and Game Clubs 1 and 1:45 p.m.

      Feb. 9 – Stay After and Read 2:45-4 p.m., open library 4-6 p.m.

    LCHS

       Feb. 10 – SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m.

    WKU admissions visit

    Hao Yuan, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit LaRue County High School 10:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.

  • Teacher receives National Board for Professional Standards certification

    Foster Heights teacher and Magnolia resident Nancy Kessler Lane recently earned her certification from the National Board for Professional Standards, joining an elite club whose membership includes only two other teachers in the Nelson County School District.

    Earning a National Board Certification is a rigorous task, according to education professionals. Resource teacher Patrice Edelen, who has also earned her certification and works at Foster Heights, said it involves submitting work portfolios, taking a battery of tests and creating a filmed video critique.

  • Academic Team competes in district

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor’s Cup Competition Feb. 1 and 3 at Bardstown High School. Students competed in the areas of future problem solving, written assessment, composition and quick recall. 

    The following received awards in written assessment: Andrew Skaggs, third in mathematics; Spenser Reed, first in social studies; Shelby Rogers, fourth in language arts; and Ellis Fraser, fourth in arts and humanities. Haley Edwards placed second in composition. 

  • Newberry's perfect season ends with championship

    Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championship, LaRue County High School sophomore Drew Newberry was looking to become LaRue County’s seventh state champion and be the third to win his state championship with an undefeated record.

    He accomplished both feats pinning his opponent in the final in three minutes and 59 seconds and becoming the youngest wrestler in school history to win a state championship and be undefeated.

  • Financial Aid Tip of The Month

    Tips for college-bound students

    Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also attend College Goal Sunday in January to get free help with filling out the FAFSA. For more information, visit www.kasfaa.com/cgs/default.htm.

  • ALES students celebrate reading goals

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary celebrated their reading goals for the past grading quarter with a ‘50’s Sock Hop. In order to attend, students had to meet the Principal’s Challenge Goal criteria of doubling their reading points and maintaining an 85 percent comprehension within their individual reading level. DJ Michael Sietsema provided the tunes as about 165 students joined in the fun. Door prizes were given and refreshments were served.

    Plans are under way to meet the third quarter Principal’s Challenge with a magic show.

  • New year brings a new outlook on opportunities

    In addition to setting weight loss and smoking cessation goals, the start of another year offers a great opportunity to consider bettering other aspects of one’s life as well.

    “It’s a wonderful time to think about improving one’s education and life possibilities,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools.

    So far this school year, LaRue’s adult education program has served 154 students with 10 receiving General Education Development (GED) diplomas.

  • A successful life follows God’s paths

    Life is a series of choices. Success is basically a matter of making wise decisions. If you make dumb decisions you will fail in life. We make our decisions and then our decisions make us. Every decision has a consequence.

    The Psalmist says, “He guides me in the paths of righteousness ...” (Psalm 23:2). The Good Shepherd leads, guides, directs and keeps us on track if we will allow him. Doing God’s will brings peace within. God wants us to know his will more than we want to know it.

  • Canter's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart

    Wednesday was the last dual of the season for the LaRue County wrestling team. They earned an easy win, crushing Oldham County, 58-7.

    But this night, it wasn’t about the team, but about the coach. Heading into the evening, head coach Gary Canter had 399 wins. One more would give him a milestone that very few in the country, let alone the state ever reach – 400 career wins.