• Marching Bearcats ride victory into regional meet
  • Operation Christmas Child kicks off at CAL
  • Preschoolers share silly faces

    Preschool students at Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center had their fall portraits taken last week. After smiling big for the photographer, these six students had fun cheesing it up for our camera.

  • Education briefs

    Rue wins Todd Louis

    Musgrave Scholarship

    Jamie Rue of Lawrenceburg has been awarded the Todd Louis Musgrave Scholarship to attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2016-17 academic year.

    This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Tom and Zena Musgrave in memory of Todd L. Musgrave.

    This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are business majors or have concentration in retail or marketing; possess a strong spirit; and a willingness to help others.

  • Saffell Street’s Miller voted top instructor

    Teresa Miller says she didn’t choose teaching as much as teaching chose her.

    Miller, who has taught all of her nearly 24 years at Saffell Street Elementary School, didn’t head back to college to become a teacher until age 32.

    “I had been involved in children’s ministries and volunteered in my daughters’ classes at Saffell. Max Workman kept telling me I should be a teacher. I felt God calling me to become a teacher too,” she explained.

  • Warren, Hyatt voted top educators

    Ginger Warren is quick to admit if she could go back in time and be a student again, she would.

    “I would appreciate and soak in what I was learning so much more, knowing what I know now,” said Warren, who was voted this year’s Best of Anderson Middle School Teacher.

    “Mrs. (Ginger) Warren is very dedicated and enthusiastic about her profession,” Jeanna Rose, Anderson County Middle School Principal said.

  • After hiking tax rate, school board baffled by tight budget

    Despite setting a tax rate to take the highest revenue increase allowed by law, some members of the Anderson County Board of Education were baffled last week when Finance Officer David Wilkerson presented his working budget for the 2016-17 school year.

    “We raised taxes and now we’re barely breaking even?” questioned board member Roger McDowell.

    “We really needed a tax increase in the worst way. If we didn’t we’d be in the hole,” Wilkerson responded.

    Chairman Lee Hahn echoed McDowell’s concerns.

  • Praying around the pole
  • VFW sponsoring youth contests

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075 and the Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.

    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9 through 12. It is a 3- to 5-minute audio essay on the subject “My responsibility to America.” First- and second-place winners will receive $500 and $250 respectively and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • 4-H kicks off at Saffell Street