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Students prep for spelling bee

By The Staff

From staff reports

The annual district-wide spelling bee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19, featuring top finishers from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and the county’s public school students.

First graders will kick off the bee at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 18, followed by second graders at 9:15, third graders and 10:15 and fourth graders at 11:15.

Fifth graders will go first Nov. 19 at 8:15 a.m., followed by sixth, seventh and eighth graders at 9:15.


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Enrollment in school district continues to shrink

By Ben Carlson

Enrollment in the county’s public school system continues to decline, leaving school officials looking for answers.


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Held position 1999-2002

Wilkerson named school finance officer

By The Staff

David Wilkerson, currently serving as controller at Berea College, has been named finance officer of Anderson County Schools, according to a news release from the district. He returns to the same position he held from 1999-2002.


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School district hosts regional event


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Help select next Miss ACHS

By The Staff

The next Miss Anderson County High School will be crowned Sunday, Sept. 20, and everyone can now have a say in who wins.

The event this year will feature the new People’s Choice Awards, organizer said, which allows those who attend to place a vote.

The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

The public is welcome to come out and support “some of Anderson County’s brightest young ladies,” organizers said in a news release.


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Goggles help middle schoolers experience what it’s like to drink and drive

A crash course about DUI

By Ben Carlson

Jordan Burleson ran over several traffic cones but knew the damage he caused could have been worse.

Much worse.

“I could have caused all kinds of damage or even hurt people,” Burleson said. “One day when I have kids, I’m going to tell them not to drink and drive.”


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ECC launches new learning programs

By The Staff

The Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center in Lawrenceburg is one of 11 statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky and United Way of the Bluegrass.

A series of workshops at Sparrow Early Childhood Center about the program are free and include a meal for participating families to enjoy together. Workshops will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sparrow Early Childhood Center, 1154 N. Bypass, on the following dates:

Thursday, Sept. 17

Thursday, Oct. 22


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Summer reading assignment teaches students business skills, cooperation

Lemonade War at Emma B.

By Ben Carlson

War broke out in earnest last Friday afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School — a lemonade war, to be exact.
Fresh off their summer assignment to read a book titled The Lemonade War, fifth grade reaching teacher Lisa Hudson’s students used what they learned in the book to not only figure out how to best sell lemonade, but how to effectively market it, draw the biggest crowds and earn the most money.


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Emma B. Ward Elementary students thrive in 21st century model of learning

No desk, no problem

By Ricki Barker

As you walk into Mrs. Crystal Darnell’s brightly colored classroom, you will quickly notice that something is amiss.


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High school, kindergarten enrollment declines

By Ricki Barker

School traffic might be a little easier to navigate this year if early attendance numbers are any indication.

According to information provided by school officials, early enrollment figures show a slight drop in enrollment for Anderson County schools.

The most significant decrease in enrollment numbers is within kindergarten and high school, said Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

Kindergarten enrollment is down by 39 students and the high school is short by 37 students compared to last year’s attendance records.


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