• PHOTO: Hornback honored
  • SPEECH: Brian Anderson is tops in nation

    LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson added two accolades to his growing collection last week.

    He was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steve Beshear and learned he is ranked first in the nation in Speech and Debate.

    State Representative Terry Mills nominated Anderson for the Colonel’s commission and presented it to him Wednesday at the high school as his coach, Katy Cecil; Superintendent Sam Sanders; and LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett looked on.

    “You have a star there,” said Mills.

  • Siblings find success in FFA

    Though taking different approaches to achieving their goals, LaRue County siblings Ashley and Turner Cottrell continue to achieve success in FFA.

    Ashley, who was chapter chaplain as a junior, served as chapter secretary and regional chaplain as a senior. She also won several regional contests and placed in the top three in the state in several contests. She competed in two National FFA contests (Food Science and Milk Quality and Products) and was the state high individual in both Food Science and Agricultural Communications.

  • School Calendar


    School out

    Winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Spring break is April 6-10.



    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.



    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets regularly at the school. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.



  • PHOTO: Ready for college
  • HES students put others first

    Though most fourth-graders are likely thinking this time of year about what Santa can bring them for Christmas, Caden Davis’s and Ryan Brooke Puckett’s Christmas wishes are directed toward others.

    The two Hodgenville Elementary students in Lacy Hatfield’s class decided it would be a neat idea if HES students donated items for the elderly at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • PHOTO: Asbury Band – ‘Personal fortitude and ambition’
  • School board approves district improvement plan

    The LaRue County School Board met Monday night, approving a comprensive district improvement plan. The plan sets the district’s goals for the 2014-15 school year.

    See next week’s Herald News for details.

    In other business, the board recognized four nominees for the ExCEL Award. The award is presented annually by WHAS11 and LG&E-KU to an outstanding teacher in the district.

  • LCHS a model site for intervention

    LaRue County High School has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a “model site” for their implementation of the Kentucky System of Interventions (KSI) and Response to Intervention (RTI).

    The KSI is a system that prepares students to graduate. It includes Accelerated Learning programs, screening and diagnostic assessment of kids and data-based decision making, among other tools.

  • PHOTO: Sixth-grade Academic Showcase