• Books open up a whole new world for kindergarten class

    For the past several weeks, students in Tracy Watson’s kindergarten room at Hodgenville Elementary School have enjoyed book presentations by Debbie Taylor’s LaRue County High School class.

    Topics have ranged from learning about whales and the oceans, penguins and Australia to celebrating May by experiencing the Maypole dance and Cinco de Mayo festivities.

    “We take nine students to the reading experience, and all on different levels,” said Taylor. The first thing her students do is learn the vocabulary for the stories they’ll present. 

  • Campbellsville University Honors’ List

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2009 semester.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    Students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List. Others who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List.

  • Students assessed on tech skills

    Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor for LaRue County Schools, gave a report at the May 18 school board meeting on the Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessments for Career and Technical Education for 2009.

    She said any school district that receives funds from the Carl D. Perkins Grant is required to give assessments each year.

    Some changes made this year, Reed said, affected the overall percentages, and she said she “doesn’t trust” the data enough to compare results with the state.

  • Pearman receives scholarship

    The 2009 County Homemaker Scholarship recipient is Cortney Pearman.

    Pearman, who graduates from LaRue County High School this month, plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in early childhood development – eementary education.

  • Lile, Cecil chosen for ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announced the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet for April. Ashley Lile was recognized as the certified employee and Stacey Cecil was chosen as the classified employee.

    Lile, who teaches kindergarten, was nominated for her “go-getter” attitude and infectious laugh. Known for creating a warm and loving student environment,  Lile is very organized and manages her classroom with daily routines and procedures. She is always willing to go above and beyond to help her students, their parents and co-workers.

  • Mather places third in Rotary competition

    LaRue County High School student Ian Mather placed third in the sectional Rotary speech competition March 26 in Radcliff. He advanced to the competition after winning the Hodgenville Rotary Club speech contest.

    He  competed against other students from the Pennyrile area. He received $100 for his third-place finish. ­

  • Cecil honored for academic excellence

    A LaRue County resident was honored for her academic success at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    Amanda Cecil of Hodgenville was recognized at the college’s President’s List and Dean’s List banquet.

    Students recognized at the banquet had been named in the last year to either the college’s President’s List or Dean’s List.

    Students named to the President’s List have a semester grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale in 12 hours of academic credit.

  • ALES students take part in spelling bowl at ECTC

    Two students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Bridget Southwood and Skyler Hornback, will represent the school in the 45th annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl April 17 at Elizabethtown Community College and Technical College.

    Bridget, a second grader in Heather Hynes’ class, will compete in the primary division.

    Skyler, a third grader in D.J. Canter’s class, will face off in the elementary division.

    Should either student not be able to attend, the runners-up, Gabby Sharrard and Hayley Cecil, will represent the school at the bowl.

  • Scholarship calendar

    Women in Agriculture

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to women who are full-time students entering their junior year in college. Essay required. Deadline is May 1. For more information or to download the application and guidelines, visit the KWIA website at www.kywomeninag.com or contact info@kywomeninag.com or (877) 266-8823.

    Lincoln Days scholarship

  • LaRue students named to All-State concert band

    Two LaRue County High School band students, Jared Helm and Taylor Akin, were named to the All-State Concert Band.

    Both students also have been named to the UK Honor Band, Asbury Honor Band, All-District Concert Band and All-District Symphonic Band. Both received distinguished ratings at regional solo and ensemble festival.

    Helm, the son of Tom and Angela Duggins of Buffalo, plays French horn, mellophone and guitar as a participant in marching, concert, jazz, pep band and small brass ensembles. He also assists with the instruction of middle school band participants.