Eight LaRue County High School graduates are part of the 145 students earning scholarships from Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

Kenzie Allen, Chase Childress, Brianna Felker, Alexis Grimes, Kenzie Hornback, Samantha Lee Martin, Sydney Pepper and Victoria Tucker were awarded the Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarship.

Through the generous estate gift of Cynthia Carter, LaRue County residents will benefit from the Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarship forever. The $2,000 renewable scholarship is open to graduating seniors and past graduates of LaRue County High School to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Through the fund, these recipients will be part of the Carter Scholars program which, in conjunction with ECTC, will provide student support services and educational enhancement opportunities.

Childress also was awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship. Through their estate, J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards support education in LaRue County by providing a scholarship for the next generation of educators. The $2,000 4-year renewable scholarship is open to graduating LaRue County High School senior pursuing a degree in education.

Allen is the daughter of Joseph and Carla Allen; Childress is the son of Paul and Wendy Childress; Felker is the daughter of Bruce Arnette and Angela Montgomery; Grimes is the daughter of Chris and Alicia Grimes; Hornback is the daughter of Wesley and Jennifer Hornback; Martin is the daughter of Bobby and Stephanie Martin; Sydney Pepper is the daughter of David and Kimberly Pepper; and Tucker is the daughter of Toby Tucker and Teri Perkins. Allen, Childress, Grimes, Hornback, Martin, Pepper and Tucker are 2020 graduates of LaRue County High School. Felker attends ECTC.

“Through the generosity of our donors, students across our region can continue their education,” said Davette B. Swiney, president and CEO of CKCF. “Our scholarship program, Scholarship Central, is a great way to empower local students and show them the impact of philanthropy. It’s an honor to connect people to the causes they care about while helping people pursue their educational goals.”

The scholarships are a part of the 170 scholarships being awarded by CKCF this year through Scholarship Central. The scholarships total nearly $322,000 and were awarded to 145 students from 17 high schools and four colleges in the region. All scholarship awards were announced during Celebrating Achievement, Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s scholarship awards program, which can be viewed at youtu.be/qqlS2Y_XyKw.

To establish a scholarship fund or for information on this scholarship and other scholarships, go to ckcf4people.org/scholarships/.