• PHOTO: 100th Day

    Students at Saint Catherine Academy in New Haven celebrated the 100th day of school. Students dressed up as a 100-year-old person or in a way to represent the number 100. From left, Nicholas Culver, Hayden Clark, Eric Reiter,  Lily Smith and Macaul Bryan.

  • Lauren Heil: ExCEL Award winner

    LaRue County Schools 2015 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Lauren Heil knew from the time she was a child that she would become a teacher.

    Growing up in Illinois, she propped her dolls and stuffed animals into school desk seats her father had purchased at a garage sale, holding class with her “students.”

    She also often visited her Aunt Lori, a school sister of Notre Dame, in Burlington, Indiana, in her fifth-grade classroom.

  • PHOTO: To the rescue
  • Local students named to UK’s Dean’s List

    For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

    A record high 6,366 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. That’s an increase of nearly 500 since Fall 2013 and nearly 900 more than Spring 2014.

  • Reception opens quilt display on CU campus

    Katie Mynette Speer, born and raised in Campbellsville, has an exhibit of her quilts in the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery on Campbellsville University’s campus, 205 University Drive. The exhibit is open to the public until Feb. 20, with a reception on Feb. 12 from 3:30-5 p.m.

    “These quilts are comforting to lie under, or when you are not using it, you can put it across the back of the chair and enjoy the beauty of it,” Speer said.

    One of Speer’s quilts was the first quilt ever accepted by the Coca-Cola Art Show in Elizabethtown.

  • Scholarships

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    Picture Freedom

  • School Calendar


    School in session

    Students will attend class on Monday, Feb. 16, to make up a snow day. Schools will be closed March 16.

    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).


    ALES Advisory Council Meeting

  • Launch into a career

    LaRue County Schools are launching a program this month that underscores how important planning is to students choosing a career path.

    Called Career Launch, the college and career readiness program for the district’s eighth and ninth graders includes a career fair on Feb. 24 before students select courses for the 2015-16 school year.

  • PHOTO: Freshman Quick Recall Team
  • Hawks excel at Governor’s Cup

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team had an outstanding performance at District Governor’s Cup Jan. 26-27 at Thomas Nelson High School. LCHS competed against Bardstown, Nelson County, Thomas Nelson and Bethlehem High Schools.

    The Quick Recall team won the overall event. Members of the Quick Recall team are Carby Mather, Cody McDowell, Jesse Gehr, Skyler Hornback, Aaron Elswick, Andrew Coy, Matthew Crain and Ryan Henning.