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Saffell Street hosts back to school bash

By Veno Chanda

Saffell Street Elementary School hosted its Back to School Bash last Friday evening.


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Howard wins Kentucky Blood Center scholarship

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Lawrenceburg’s Arin Nikki Harvey was awarded a $500 Power of Life Scholarship by the Kentucky Blood Center, the agency announced.

A graduate of Anderson County High School, Harvey plans to attend Kentucky State University this fall, according to a news release.

Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has awarded more than 500 scholarships to Kentucky high schools that host blood drives. The school earns the award based on the number of donations at blood drives hosted by the school.


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School board ponders tax rate amid gloomy financial report

By BEN CARLSON

By Ben Carlson

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The news wasn’t all bad during Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education work session, but it was pretty darn close.

Board members heard a fairly dire review of the district’s finances as they prepare to decide on a tax rate for the coming year.


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Fate of Glensboro Schoolhouse given extension; athletic budgets passed

By Veno Chanda

The Anderson County School Board voted to extend bid requests for the old Glensboro Schoolhouse for an additional 30 days at its regular meeting Monday evening.

The schoolhouse, which has been sitting at the corner of the high school property since the 1990s, has sat vacant and deteriorated for years. In March, the school board was told that it is the rightful owner of the building and, in order to have the building removed, would need to, first, surplus it, then, pending the state’s approval, accept bids for its removal.


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Saffell students have teachers, staff come to them

Home visits are a success

By Veno Chanda

When Saffell Street Elementary School Principal Todd Wooldridge decided to nix the idea of a Back to School Open House in favor of teacher home visits some questioned his decision.


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Anderson Community Education sets fall schedule

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Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg has announced its schedule of fall classes.

For more information or to register for classes, visit the center, call 839-3754 or email Jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.


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Education briefs

Robert B. Turner open house Aug. 8

Open House at Robert B. Turner Elementary School is planned for Aug. 8.

Kindergarten, first, and second grades will visit from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Third-, fourth-, fifth-graders will visit from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Parents and students will be able to visit classrooms.

Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.

TIPS night at ACHS Aug. 8

TIPS night at Anderson County High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8.

Registration begins at 6 p.m.


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Education briefs

Sixth grade open house set at ACMS

Anderson County Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 26.

The school supply list for sixth-graders is: Binder/Trapper Keeper; 8 three-holed pocket folders; markers, crayons, or colored pencils; composition notebook (science); 1 five-subject notebook (math); pencils; loose-leaf paper; 1 highlighter; index cards (literacy); and dry erase markers (math).


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Daycare costs go up for Saffell St. parents, down at Turner

By Veno Chanda

Daycare rates at Robert B. Turner Elementary School will drop $5. Rates at Saffell Street Elementary School will rise $5.

Currently, parents are charged $45 for one week of daycare per child. For families with more than one student, the cost of the second child is $35 per week or $10 per day.

“The goal is to ensure all daycares are self-sufficient and fund themselves,” schools superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.


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Teachers honored, earn scholarships

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