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Karen Downs, right, and Bethany Bowen share some of the experiences they have garnered since they both started teaching K-3 in 1992 at Magnolia Elementary School.

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School principal Karen Downs ends her educational career in LaRue County where it began 27 years ago.

“I began my career as an instructional assistant at Magnolia Elementary and also taught various grade levels at Magnolia for eight years,” said Downs who is married to retired educator Ed Downs, also from LaRue County.