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Today's News

  • Applicants: Show your soft skills before you even get the job

    There’s no doubt that employers value soft skills – work ethic, communications skills, a positive attitude and more.

    In fact, in a CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,100 hiring managers and human resources professionals earlier this year, 77 percent said soft skills were as important as hard skills. Sixteen percent said soft skills associated with personal attributes and character are more important than hard skills such as operating a computer program or machinery when evaluating candidates for a job.

  • Kentucky Career Center provides free services to job seekers

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail offers free services to job seekers and employers, including customized hiring events and career counseling. The staff also can help students and job seekers interested in training for in-demand careers find resources to pay tuition.

    LaRue County native Lucas Chaudoin first visited the career center before his junior year at Lindsey Wilson College. Career center staff determined he was eligible for Workforce Investment Act funding for tuition for the last two years of his bachelor’s degree.

  • LCHS students get down to business

    Students in an LaRue County High School business class are learning there’s more to working than just going in and sitting at a desk all day.

    Business teacher Jennifer Bernard is doing her best to prepare her students to enter the workforce when they graduate. She’s going about it by teaching a variety of life skills in her courses. She said that students are learning business skills, such as management, public speaking, budgeting and the like, as well as things like photo editing, design, reporting, writing and copy editing.

  • LCHS students learn about teamwork

    Students at LaRue County High School are getting more than they bargained for from their English class this year. Summer Garris’ students are learning there’s more to education than regurgitating facts.

    This semester, Garris has instituted a new method of learning. The class is working on a group project that consists of reading a book, discussing it and holding a public forum about it for their class.

  • LaRue begins ‘Work Ready’ process

    Several surrounding counties have been announced as being either “Work Ready” or “Work Ready In Progress.”

    The designation is a “measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy,” according to workready.ky.gov.

  • PHOTO: Working in class
  • PHOTO: Laughing with the laptop
  • School Calender

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Fall Break

    Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    SBDM

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES

    SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS

    SBDM

  • Personnel changes announced

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Aug. 18 meeting:

    n Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    Glenda Coy, Kerry Hornback, Mary Jane Stillwell and Kristy Stillwell as part-time instructional assistants at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Donald Pack as custodian at LaRue County High Schoo

    Kelsey Walls as instructional assistant at LaRue County Middle School

    Valerie McGovern as math teacher at LCMS

  • PHOTO: Black Color Day