Lincoln County's Central Sparx Claim AAU National Championship

The Lincoln County Central Sparx are national champions of the Amateur Athletic Union.

The 7th-grade girls team comprised entirely of students from Lincoln County Middle School beat the Jacksonville Rams 62-40 on Monday, July 14, in Chatanooga, Tennessee to claim the first ever AAU national championship for a girls team in Kentucky.

The team’s championship was also the first ever for a “school team” of players from the same school, coach Orlando “Pop” Stevenson said.

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Congratulations!! We are so proud of you!

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Lincoln County Area Tech Center State and National Winners

The Lincoln County Board of Education is extremely proud of the leadership displayed by Mrs. Tracy and her teachers at the Lincoln County Vocational & Technology center, and the successes of their students. Several students and their teachers were recognized and presented a Patriot award at the July 8th board meeting for their accomplishments at the State and National levels.

Dana Moore (Health Science Teacher), Troy Watts (Information Technology Teacher) and their students were presented with patriot awards for their accomplishments. Three of the Health Science students that competed in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competitions were among the Top 3 places in the State. Six students that participated in the SkillsUSA competition place 1st-3rd place, and one student, Joshua Bowen, also competed in the National Competition.

Campbellsville University "Excellence in Teaching Award"

Each year, our principals nominate a teacher as a candidate for the Campbellsville University “Excellence in Teaching” award.  The purpose of this award is to provide statewide recognition to those teachers who selflessly give of themselves to their students each and every day.

The Lincoln County Board of Education acknowledged the three outstanding Lincoln County teachers who were named as Lincoln County’s 2013-2014 recipients of the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching” award at the July 8th Board Meeting. Congratulations!!

Natalie Sutton - LCHS, Diana Lane - Hustonville Elem., & Rachael Yaden - LCMS.

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Lincoln County "Big Apple Award Recipient" Doug Pendygraft

Lincoln County Board of Education acknowledged this year’s recipient of the Big Apple Award — Doug Pendygraft, an individual who began a memorable coaching and teaching career over a half century ago.  A 1958 graduate of Parksville High School, “Coach P” played ball for the legendary Adolph Rupp as a Wildcat from 1960-1962.  It is at the University of Kentucky where he completed his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Physical Education.  Over the years, Doug has influenced countless young people, on the court and in the classroom—in the Lincoln, Mercer, Danville, Harlan, and Casey Systems and Centre College, as well.  However, Coach has served as the Home/Hospital Instructor here in Lincoln County for the last 18 years. 

Retiring this year, Coach Pendygraft recently announced that he is to spend more time with family and enjoy his well-earned retirement.  We want to thank Mr. Pendygraft for his years of service and for this last honor of being named the 2014 Big Apple Award. Congratulations!!

2013-2014 Retirees Honored

On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Lincoln County Board of Education Members and Administrators honored the twenty 2014 retiring employees.  The event included the distribution of a “Certificate of Distinguished Service” and engraved crystal bowl to each retiree.  Comments honoring their years of service were offered by Superintendent Karen Hatter and Chief Deputy of Quality Management, Pam Hart.

Thank you to our retirees for your many years of dedicated service.  You have been an integral part of the work of achieving our vision of “Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day—College Career & Citizenship” ready!  Good luck and God’s speed for a wonderful retirement!

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