Six LaRue County High School graduates received the Har­old and Cynthia Carter Me­morial Scholarship from the Cen­tral Kentucky Community Foun­da­tion.

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, provides student support services and educational enhancement opportunities.

The recipients are Emma Bell, daughter of Melvin and San­dra Bell; Lily Constant, daugh­ter of Hugh and Channon Constant; Kellee Cundiff, daugh­ter of Dar­vin and Jennifer Cun­diff; Taylor Newton, daughter of David New­ton and Lisa Horn­back; Parker Smith, son of Price and Rhonda Smith; and Sara Warren, daughter of Harold and Bobbi Warren. Bell, Constant, Cundiff, Newton and Smith are 2019 graduates from LaRue County High School. Warren 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 Harold and Cynthia Car­ter Memorial Scholarships are a part of the 113 scholarships being awarded by CKCF this year through Scholarship Central. The scholarships total nearly $286,000 and were awarded to 94 students from 13 high schools and two colleges in the region.

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