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Education

  • Edwards earns degree

    Scott Edwards of Hodgenville was a May degree candidate at Murray State University. Edwards received a bachelor of science in Architectural Engineering.

    He is the son of Jimmy and Patty Edwards.

  • ALES students meet high goals

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary students surpassed all previous math and reading goals at the school this past school year.

    Fifth-grader Shayne Wathen, a student of Todd Rogers, achieved 638.8 points with a 5.6 reading level and 93.6 percent comprehension rate in the Accelerated Reader Program.

    In Accelerated Math, fifth-grader Matthew Warren took first place with 305 mastered math goals. Matthew is a student in Allison McDowell’s class. Both students received trophies and a gift certificate to Lincoln’s Loft.

  • Cardin earns Byrd Scholarship

    Kristin Cardin of Hodgenville has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Cardin, a 2009 graduate of Central Hardin High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to major in mechanical engineering.

    While at Central Hardin, Cardin was a member of the Student Council and played soccer and basketball.

  • Stephens receives full rodeo scholarship

    Cody Stephens, a May graduate of LaRue County High School, has received a full scholarship to Fort Scott Kansas College on the rodeo team. He will attend there this fall.

    He also won a $250 Top Hand scholarship from Teskey’s Saddle Shop.

    Stephens, the Wrangler Bareback Champion at the Kentucky High School Finals Rodeo in June, is the son of Ricky and Sharon Stephens of Hodgenville; and the grandson of Roy and Linda Stephens of Hodgenville, Ronnie and Jane VanMeter of Sonora and Carolyn and Ron Campbell of Bagdad. He is the brother of Kaycee Stephens.

  • GEL-IN students receive an education in conservation

    Seven young LaRue Countians are learning to be leaders in conserving and protecting our natural resources both in LaRue County and elsewhere.

    The seven enrolled in the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN) at LaRue County High School are juniors Niccole Carter and Hannah Partridge; 2009 LCHS graduates Max McCubbin, Bethany Miller, Samantha Sidebottom and Aletha Tharp; and 2008 graduate Elizabeth Upton.

  • Williamson named to Dean's List

    Kimberly Williamson of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Bellarmine University.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • LaRue schools committed to tobacco-free campus

    The LaRue County schools are leading the way in the state in limiting tobacco use.

    The local school district is only one of three districts that has committed to being tobacco free, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

    By being tobacco free 24/7 the districts are making a commitment that the staff, students and visitors do not use tobacco products inside board owned buildings, vehicles or on school property and during school-related trips.

  • Goodman receives Treece scholarship

    Catherine Emily Goodman of Sonora has been awarded the Monsignor Treece Scholarship, which is a $15,000 renewable scholarship to Bellarmine University.

    She will start classes in the fall and her major will be biochemistry and molecular biology.

    She is the daughter of Dale Goodman of Hodgenville and Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora.

  • Schools announce personnel changes

    On July 20, the LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations:

    Resignation of:

    Steve Webb as science teacher at LaRue County High School.

    Deana Paden as technology resource technician at LaRue County Middle School.

    Sissy Seidl as bus driver due to retirement.

    Sharon Allen as instructional assistant at Kids Crew.

    Employment terminated – Melissa Enlow, effective June 15.

    Employment of:

    Vanessa Devers and Samantha Rowe as teachers at LCMS.

  • Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.