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Education

  • High schoolers taught dangers of texting, driving

    Awareness for the danger of texting while driving was presented to Anderson County High School students on Monday. The high school partnered with AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign and provided students with PowerPoint presentations, videos, and even a driving simulator to show just how dangerous making this choice can be.

    This is the second year the high school has reached out to the students in Anderson County in their attempt to make them more aware of the fate that could be theirs if they choose to text and drive.

  • Austrian exchange student enjoys school year here

    Austria exchange student Christina Neuhauser says she has enjoyed her time and life here in Lawrenceburg over the past year.

    Neuhauser arrived from Guntramsdrf, Austria on Aug. 6, and is set to return May 30.

    “This is my first time as an exchange student. I was 15 when I left so that was young to go to a different country and live with different people. I think my mom was more worried than I was,” she said.

  • Student success drives top Turner Elementary teacher

    Special education teacher Jason Alexander is the teacher of the year at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, an award he said is both humbling and an honor.

    Alexander has been a teacher for 11 years at the school, where he teaches fourth and fifth grades. This is his first time winning this type of award.

  • Kiem, Fuqua named winners in Conservation Writing Contest

    Monynita Kiem was named the Anderson County winner in the recent 2016 Conservation Writing Contest, according to a news release.

    The contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed “Backyard Adventures: Exploring the Trees in Your Hometown.”

    Monynita is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chea Kiem and a student at Anderson Middle School.

    This contest was produced as a partnership and Monynita received a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau for her winning artwork.

  • Bottle Buddy Parade a hit at Ward

    Fourth graders at Emma B. Ward Elementary school showcased their Bear Cat day project at the Bottle Buddy Parade last Friday, April 14. Students from the elementary school were given the task of taking a bottle and transforming it into a person they admire who was born in Kentucky.

    “It has been a big hit in the past,” said Principal Bobby Murphy.

  • Agriculture commissioner initiates new Buy Local program

    Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

  • Top readers at ward treated to book-buying trip, lunch at Mickey D’s
  • Robotics team advances to world competition

    The Lectric Legends FTC Robotics Team advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Competition in St. Louis by taking home the second place Connect Award earlier this month at the regional competition held in Iowa.

    The teams that are set to compete in St. Louis are among the top 2 percent of the 12,000 FTC teams in the world.

    One hundred twenty-eight teams internationally and from the United States will attend the world competition, which will take place April 26–29.

  • High school’s teacher of year enjoys working with seniors

    Lisa Clarke, an instructional coach at Anderson County High School, was awarded teacher of the year last month. Clarke has been a teacher for 27 years at the same school and in the same classroom.

    “I taught English up until about two years ago when I took this job,” said Clarke. “Teaching English, of course, was my favorite thing, but I had graded so many papers I felt like it was time to move out of the classroom and lighten up the paper grading load.”

  • Student event to focus on clean lifestyles, sobriety

    Anderson County High School students are fighting for cleaner lifestyles by advocating for sobriety in the schools and community.

    The Saving Our Students (S.O.S) Youth Coalition will be presenting “Spotlighting S.O.S” at a free community event held at Anderson County High School auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include several speakers. One of which is a local parent, Laura Sweasy Parrish, whose son died a year ago to a drug overdose.