• ON EDUCATING LARUE: Preparing children for school

     Not only do educators want students to be career or college ready when they graduate from high school, they also desire young children to be prepared to enter kindergarten.

    To provide community leaders, community early childhood councils, and school districts with data to assist in developing local strategies for helping these children arrive at kindergarten ready to do kindergarten work, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood released last week early childhood data for each county in Kentucky.

  • Personnel changes heard by school board, March 17, 2014

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations March 17:

    Employment of:

    • Dylan Parr as assistant tennis coach for LaRue County High School, effective Feb. 19

    Resignation of:

    • Jay Eastridge as assistant baseball coach at LCHS, effective Feb. 21

    • Rhonda Ross as substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools, effective March 11

    • Alisha Willian as cafeteria manager at LCHS, effective March 14

  • Leslie Pike accepted by Gatton Academy

     Leslie Pike of Hodgenville has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    Pike, who is homeschooled, will complete her junior and senior years of high school living on campus and taking courses at WKU. At the end of the two years, she will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.

    She is the daughter of Les and Angela Pike.

  • Camp Invention: MORPHED is coming to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

     In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, LaRue County will offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s a weeklong summer adventure in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun.

  • Teacher Tara Wooden: Students explain 'their own thinking'

      Tara Wooden said she was very content to be a LaRue County High School high school math teacher, but chose national board certification to help her grow professionally to become a stronger instructor.

    “Before I went through this process, I never pre-planned the questions I was going to ask in class,” she said. “I knew what I was going to be teaching, and had a plan for instruction; however, never specific questions.”

  • School Calendar: March 19, 2014


  • Church Calendar: March 19, 2014

     Child sex trafficking in America: a survivor’s perspective

  • School calendar revised ... again

     March 17 was the 13th day LaRue County Schools have been closed this term due to inclement weather.

    Monday evening, the school board amended the district’s calendar, adding May 30, June 2, 3 and 4 as instructional days.

    Last day for students is June 4. Graduation will be held June 6.

    Closing day for teachers is June 5.

    Spring break is March 31 to April 4. There will be no school on Memorial Day, May 26.


  • Three LCMS academic teams advance to state

     For the first time in Doris Jean Holleran's 14 years as academic team coach, each of the three LaRue County Middle School teams she coaches has captured first place at regional competition and with it the opportunity to advance to state.

    My Old Kentucky Home regional MATHCOUNTS winners Skyler Hornback, Rachel Sheffer, Jaxon Boley and Simon Coy will represent LCMS at state March 22 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville.


    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the Kentucky High School State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at the University of Kentucky and returned home with four individual state championships, several other honors, and placed sixth overall in the state.  Brian Anderson is the State Champion in extemporaneous Speaking for the second year in a row joining a very exclusive club, and is also the 2014 State Champion in oratory.

    Curtis Milby is the State Champion in prose; and Elijah Thomas is the State Champion in poetry.