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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings plans yard sale

  • Chynna Michelle Shipp recognized by President

    Chynna Michelle Shipp was among 110 students recognized by President Barack Obama for outstanding academic achievement May 24 at John L. Ramsey Middle School.

    Shipp, a sixth-grader at the school, received the President's Award for Educational Excellence for earning a 3.5 grade point average her first semester. The award recognizes leaders who have transitioned well from elementary to middle school.

    She was among 147 students to receive the United States National Leadership Merit Award for earning a 3.0 GPA their first semester.

  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian named

    Two students have been named for their academic achievements throughout their high school careers.
    Andrew Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, has been named Valedictorian.
    Skaggs will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering.
    His activities in high school were Varsity Soccer, speech and debate team, Academic Team, the Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Sparks fly in council meeting

    A LaRue County Middle School site based council meeting led to a heated debate last month.
    LaRue County Middle school teacher Eddie Paden addressed the council as a parent, with concerns he has regarding field trips and rewards that have taken place at the middle school during the 2010-2011 school year. Also addressed was the amount of budgeted money for registration and mileage used to attend professional development conferences.

  • Pictures of annuals past

    Carl Howell, Hodgen­ville attorney, author, authority on Abraham Lincoln and vintage postcard collector, has added several local school yearbooks, some more than 100 years old, to his collection of LaRue County history.
    The books, which include annuals of two of the three colleges that once flourished in the county as well as high schools, provide not only a record of the students who attended long ago, but also insight into LaRue County’s educational and social status of a century ago.

  • Inmates hit the road

    The LaRue County Detention Center signed a contract this year with the Kentucky Transportation Department to assist with state road clean up.
    According to Melinda Reynolds, Class D Coordinator for LCDC, a Kentucky state law regulating how far trees must be trimmed away from state roads initiated the contract implementation.

  • High school yearbooks accentuate Howell’s vintage collection

    In addition to a collection of vintage college annuals, Hodgenville attorney and historian Carl Howell also has several old yearbooks from Hodgenville High School, with one, published in 1917, claiming to be the first.
    That 1916-17 annual waxed poetic throughout. Its preface gives some idea of the post-Victorian verbiage inside: “This is an invitation to come and drink at the fountain of pure information concerning our school. This, the first annual, is bubbling over with everything pertaining to school life.”

  • New Haven man charged with sexual abuse of child

  • School Calendar: Updated 05/31/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES

    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day
    June 3 – Kindergarten testing by appointment

    Graduation
    Graduation is 8 p.m. June 3 at LCHS gym.

    OTHER

    Free GED testing

  • High schoolers say goodbye to laptops for the summer

    As LaRue County High School students turned in their laptop computers last week, principal Paul Mullins gave high grades to the first-year program that provided a laptop for each of the 720 students to use throughout the school year.
    “I think we’ve just scratched the surface as to the potential these laptops have as instructional tools,” Mullins offered.  “We’ve learned this year, and I think we’ll continue to learn.”