• Project Graduation pays homage to Mardi Gras

    Those graduating LaRue County High School seniors who attend Project Graduation this year will feel as though they’re strolling down Bourbon Street in the Big Easy as this year’s theme is “Mardis Gras.”

    “We’re going to have the hallway walls of the middle school decorated just like Bourbon Street with pictures of buildings and even the street corner musicians,” said Becky Thompson, who, with Linda Gozzard is co-chairing the event scheduled for May 28.

  • 13 ECTC students head to SkillsUSA

    Thirteen Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, including Gage Nevins of Hodgenville, will represent the college and the state at the national SkillsUSA Championship in June.

    Nevins will represent the culinary department.

    Other winners are Tracy VanMeter of Sonora, cake decorating; and Todd Gozzard of Hodgenville, precision machining. Each won a silver medal.

  • School calendar


    May 28 – Last day of school



    Site-based nominations taken

    LaRue County High School Site-Based parent member nominations will be accepted through May 21. Eligible parents are those who will have children enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2010-11 school year. To nominate yourself or another parent, contact LCHS at 358-2210.

    May 21 – Senior reward trip

    May 23 – Baccalaureate at 3 p.m. in gymnasium, practice May 20 during fifth and sixth periods

  • ALES receives grant for artist

    The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded $14,040 in Teacher Initiated Program grants for short-term artist residencies scheduled to take place this fall.

    These grants give professional artists an opportunity to demonstrate their art forms and provide students and teachers repeated hands-on experiences in the making of art. Artists also collaborate with teachers to design and implement innovative programs that provide the tools to continue utilizing art across the curriculum after the residency is completed.

  • Angelina McCoy graduates

    Angelina Suzann McCoy graduated from Georgetown College May 15.

    McCoy, daughter of Wilbern and Suzann McCoy of Hodgenville, was one of 242 graduates to receive a bachelor’s degree during commencement exercises.

  • Campbellsville University announces honors list

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2010 semester.

    The list includes 160 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List.

    Local students include Terry Lee Caven of Magnolia, junior; Carmen Danielle Drake of Sonora, senior; Aaron Marcus LaFollette of Hodgenville, senior; and Kayla Renee McDowell of Magnolia, senior.

  • Students learn financial prudence at Reality Store

    Students participating in the Reality Store at LaRue County Middle School’s gym seemed to be more careful with their money than in previous years, according to Sue Ann McCandless, staff assistant with the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service that co-sponsors the day-long event with LaRue School’s Youth Service Center.

  • Scholarship Calendar

    Woman’s Club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for fall semester 2010. Applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor’s office, the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville or by contacting Faye Puyear, Woman’s Club scholarship chairman, at 358-4749. Deadline is April 15.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • 4-H Talent Show winners announced

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  • ALES receives TIP grant

    Second graders at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently experienced a week-long residency constructing their own pop-up book with Kentucky Arts Council artist Jane McTeigue.

    Each book had four-page spreads highlighting the “top spots” in LaRue County, ways in which the children could be responsible community members and persons of interest in the community. The two Lincoln statues in downtown Hodgenville also were featured.