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Education

  • LaRue students get a taste of state legislation

    Twenty-three LaRue County High School students had a taste of what it is like to be a state legislator as they attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville and Frankfort in November.

    “We got a chance to have our voices heard,” said Zach Lee, who was named one of the 10 outstanding Premier Delegates out of 300 freshmen in attendance. Some 1,300 students in grades nine through 12 from throughout Kentucky served as legislators, lobbyists, Supreme Court justices, reporters, governor and cabinet members.

  • ALES students raise money for Kelly Dean Sanders Fund

    With the return from Thanksgiving holiday comes the annual drive for the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Students and teachers get into the action by accepting a challenge for raising the most money and in return the winning class selects the recipient of an Extreme Makeover for one of the staff.

  • Two elementaries receive gifts from Dow Corning

    As a technology-based company, Dow Corning’s existence depends on the disciplines of science and mathematics. For the past several years, the company has focused its community giving on math and science education at the elementary and high school levels. During the 2008-09 school years, the funding is being focused on support for elementary school math and science programs. 

  • Speech team steamrolls the competition early

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate team is off to a rousing start this year with students making finals and placing at nearly every tournament they’ve attended.

  • Backpack program gets boost from ‘Idol Gives Back’

    By Angela Rutledge

    Correspondent

    In its third year, the Backpack Program in LaRue County provides an invaluable service to area students who otherwise may have insufficient meals during weekends and other school breaks. Based purely on referrals from teachers, cafeteria personnel and family resource coordinators, students in need of food are finding relief from hunger.