• Students donate to ‘Give a Lincoln for Lincoln’

    Throughout 2009, History and Outback Steakhouse are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by participating in an initiative entitled “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln.” The program, which was kicked off with the LaRue County visit by former first lady Laura Bush last November, is in association with the National Park Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and aims to encourage Americans of all ages to help preserve six key sites associated with Lincoln’s life and legacy.

  • Five local students named to Dean’s List

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognized several students from LaRue County who achieved Dean’s List honors for the spring semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Dean’s List honorees are Ladana Jolly, Nicholas Haynes, Jessica Williams, Joseph Brey and William Osbourne.

  • Students named to Dean’s List at University of Louisville

    Several local students were named to the University of Louisville’s Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars for the spring semester.

    A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    LaRue County students are Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Dean’s Scholar; David William Henry, Dean’s List; Toni K. Millin, Dean’s List; Aimee G. Lynott, Dean’s List; and Keith Daniel Mulkins, Dean’s Scholar.

  • Students meet challenges at Camp Invention

    Fans of the MacGyver television series would have loved the adventurous activities at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last week.

    Some 56 students in first through sixth grades from throughout LaRue and surrounding counties teamed their creative energy and skills to solve science challenges at Camp Invention.

    This is the second straight year ALES has participated in the week-long summer enrichment program that operates at 1,000 sites in 47 states.

  • Stone named to Morehead's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes Breanna Stone of Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

  • Open Library continues education through summer

    Wanting to ensure that the opportunity for learning continues through summer break, Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, are operating Open Library at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    “If a child goes all summer without reading, his or her reading level does go down some,” Pearman said. “Statistics show that students need continual mental stimulation and this program does just that by keeping their minds engaged.”

  • Minard receives degree from Sullivan

    Shalicia Minard, a LaRue County High School graduate, earned an associate of science degree in early childhood education from Sullivan University in March.

    She also earned a diploma as professional nanny.

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.

  • McMahan graduates from law school

    Teresa R. McMahan, daughter of Arthur and Patty McMahan of Hodgenville, recently graduated from Ohio Northern’s Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. She received the degree of Juris Doctor.

    On campus, McMahan was active in the Fall National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the Moot Court Board of Advocates, the Legal Association of Women, the Christian Legal Society, the Icelandic Exchange Program, the Street Law Program, the Student Bar Association, the Criminal Law Society and the Federalist Society.

  • Kids Crew discovers life in trip ‘Down Under’

    “Children of all ages learn better if they have a real-life experience to relate to the subject,” said Stephanie Ash, Kids Crew director.

    That’s the reason 34 children, four teachers and three parent chaperons traveled June 17 to Horse Cave to Kentucky Down Under where they observed animals and the culture of a land almost 10,000 miles away – Australia.