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Education

  • Saluting the youth

    Four Anderson County students are among the 843 Kentucky students honored in this year’s Youth Salute.

    Those receiving awards from Anderson County are as follows: Anderson County High School student Cory Vaughn, $4,000 in scholarships provided by Eastern Kentucky University; Anderson County High School Student Lydia Fuqua; $4,000 in scholarships provided by Transylvania University; Anderson County High School student Anna Leigh Boyles; high school leaders; Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Chanda Nicole Burton; high school leaders.

  • District presents scholarships

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently presented scholarship awards to three students.

    Buddy Smith, the organization’s vice president, presented scholarships to Robert Bird, a freshman at Georgetown College and a 2017 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    Smith also presented a scholarship to Michala Frederick, a student at Western Kentucky University who is studying veterinary medicine.

  • Olmsted attends VAMPY

    From the end of June through early July, Western Kentucky University hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth.

    In order to qualify for attendance, students are required to earn a qualifying score on their SAT or ACT.

  • District taking suicide statistics ‘very seriously’

    A recent survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky high school sophomores, about 1 in 12, have attempted suicide in the last 12 months.

    “Anderson County staff takes suicide prevention very seriously,” said Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    “We have two high school councilors, a social worker and a school psychologist on staff at Anderson County High School. They work closely with the staff to provide recourses for students as recommended by Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.”

  • Family Fun Night is Thursday at ACMS

    The 16th Annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for this Thursday at Anderson County Middle School where 800 backpacks will be stuffed and handed out to help the children get a jump start on their back-to-school supply lists.

    The event will be 6-8 p.m. and is open to all Anderson County students, from preschool to twelfth-grade to attend with their parents or guardian.

  • 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