• WKU students place seventh in robot competition

    Western Kentucky University’s electrical engineering juniors and seniors placed seventh in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Southeastern Regional Conference Student Hardware Competition in Atlanta on March 7.

    Eleven students from WKU’s electrical engineering senior and junior class participated in the Student Hardware Competition, which required teams to design and build an autonomous recycling robot. WKU’s robot was awarded the best mechanical design.

  • ALES dedicates conference room

    Students, faculty, and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary recently dedicated their conference room to the honor and memory of school council member Sean Gearon who died unexpectedly last fall of a heart attack. Gearon, a six-year member of both the former Magnolia Elementary and new Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Based Decision Making Councils, was known for his passion for children and improving their education.

  • Carmen Drake named pageant queen

    Campbellsville University’s Carmen Drake, a junior from Hodgenville, was crowned Valentine Pageant Queen at the  annual pageant Feb. 13 in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    Drake, who represented Delta Omicron, also won Miss Congeniality. She is majoring in music education.

    Drake sang “O Mio Babbino Caro” from the comic opera, Gianni Schicchi. The aria tells the story of Lauretta, the daughter of a poor man, who begs her father to help her marry her sweetheart.

  • Durham competes in LWC scholar’s day

    A LaRue County resident competed in Lindsey Wilson College’s 2009 Scholars Day Feb. 21 at the college.

    Mary “Betsy” Elizabeth Durham was among 69 select high school seniors from three states who were invited by the college to compete for one of three John B. Begley Scholarships.

  • Students win trip from Nolin RECC

    Seventeen high school juniors traveled to Frankfort April 16 as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Newton named ExCEL winner

    A 30-year teaching veteran was honored by her peers and students in a ceremony March 18.

    Peggy Newton, a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, is the winner of the LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL).

    The award, sponsored by WHAS-11 and E.ON U.S., recognizes public school teachers who show excellence and enthusiasm in their profession. The nomination and judging process is lengthy.

  • LaRue students participate in Governor’s Scholars program

    Six LaRue County High School juniors are looking forward to May, not for the end of the school year, but for the beginning of five weeks of intensive instruction in the Governor’s Scholars program.

    David Blair, Emily Boone, David Cruse, Eli Ernst, Katy Nash and Kellie Owen will know by the end of May which university and liberal arts program they will attend.

    “They choose some of the classes for us, and we get to choose some, too,” said Cruse. “There are a lot of topics available.”

  • Nash, Morris honored by ALES

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announces its March Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients as Shirley Nash, an assistant in the highly structured classroom and Diane Morris, reading coach.

    In representing the classified employees at ALES, Nash, who works closely with teacher Sara Mullins, is best described in her nomination as having the patience of Job as she works with children with many different abilities and disabilities. She manages her time well and is a great multi-tasker as she attends to the children’s daily routines.

  • Donations to Goodwill could benefit schools

    When was the last time you cleaned out your closet?

    Chances are, there are a few clothing items you should really get rid of.

    How about that skirt you meant to take back to the store, but lost the receipt? Or those great shoes that never quite matched any of your outfits?

    Those fashion misfits can mean extra money for local needy families, thanks to an agreement between LaRue County Schools and the Goodwill Agency Assistance Program.

  • MATHCOUNTS competes at state

    The LaRue County Middle School MATHCOUNTS team of Jordan McGaw, Tyler Skaggs, Christian Pope and Zachary Thurman will compete in the State MATHCOUNTS competition March 28 in Lexington.

    The LCMS team of 8th graders placed third in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter competition at East Hardin Middle School Feb. 28. About 50 students from seven area schools competed. McGaw placed third, Skaggs placed fourth and Pope placed ninth.

    Seventh grader Chance Johnson placed 12th individually.