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Education

  • Higher prices, more choices

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted last week to increase the price of school lunches by 10 cents for the upcoming school year.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said the increase is due to federal requirements, which the district must adhere to. School breakfast will not see a change, she said, as the price will remain the same as it has for the last few years.

  • Asbestos removal approved at Saffell Street Elementary

    The Anderson County Board of Education called a special meeting last Tuesday, where it discussed maintenance plans and asbestos removal at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    The board voted to remove and replace assumed asbestos tile in four of Saffell Street’s classrooms, as well as update several items throughout the campus.

  • Anderson County Scholarship Fund announces winners

     

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2017-18 have been made to 31 students, 29 of who were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, it was announced in a news release.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg selected the remaining two students.

    The selection committee awarded 29 students $3,000 each.

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee selected two students who received at total of $3,000.

  • Christian Academy to host carnival

    While the schools in Anderson County are winding down for summer vacation, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg is getting ready to host its first annual Mayfest. This event will take place on May 20, and will be located at 126 North Main Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free, although wristbands may be purchased for $15 to allow children access to unlimited rides.

  • Art show draws crowd at Saffell Street
  • Culinary Cats compete in State Culinary Competition; Win scholarship money to be used at Sullivan University

    Three of the Anderson County High School Culinary Cats competed at Sullivan University in Lousiville in a culinary compeition earlier this year. Each won a combined total of $6,000 a piece from both their regional and state competitions. The awarded scholarship money is to be used towards pursuing a career at the university. Megan Rogers, Keeli Corman and Gracie Inabnitt took part in the competition through the Family Career and Community Leaders of America Program. The competition was private, and their coach Jessica Harley was not allowed in the room.

  • Five times Dean’s List achiever

    Tucker Pridemore attends Kentucky State University and has made the Dean’s List for the past five semesters. He moved to Anderson County from Lexington in 2005 with his parents, and attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Anderson County Middle School, as well as Anderson County High School.

  • Chef Mitchell tackles school lunches

    Anderson County is one of many counties taking part in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Chefs in Schools program in hopes to incorporate more foods cooked from scratch using fresh ingredients on school lunch menus. Chef Bradley Mitchell has been assigned to Anderson County and started working with the public school system the first week in April. He will be finishing his work towards the end of last month.

  • Get your Daily Buzz

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School has worked hard to re-vamp the school’s news program two years ago when they turned it into the Daily Buzz, a program that keeps both students and educators in the loop of the goings-on around campus daily. The school has offered a news program for the last nine years, although Chrystal Darnell and Kim Penn, both teachers at Emma B., took the reigns a few years back and worked hard to make it what it is today.

  • Open for business

    Selling plants and raising a profit for their agriculture program, the Anderson County High School holds open a greenhouse near the school’s football field from mid April until the end of May. The greenhouse opened about two weeks ago, and is open to the public weekdays from 1 – 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They sell several varieties of hanging baskets, flowers, vegetables, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs. Prices range from $1.50 for singles, to $20 for a full flat.