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Education

  • FFA students hopeful for winning results at state convention

    Anderson County FFA students, Taylor Cook, Casey Meredith, and Nicholas Dennis are hopeful to place well at the FFA State Convention this June after winning first place for their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project regionally earlier this year. The state convention will take place June 6-8 in Lexington. Each FFA member has a different category for his or her projects, and all projects are related to agriculture and community development.

  • Shakespeare Festival

    Anderson County Middle School Arts and Humanities class held a Shakespeare Festival Thursday April 27, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The performances were selected, directed and performed by the eighth grade students. Students choose the directors who then placed students of their choice in acting, narrating, publicity, costume, scenery and technical crew positions. The festival was held in the multi purpose room, and included performances from Shakespearian plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, and Macbeth.

  • ECC Teacher of the Year shies away from spotlight

    Amanda Cartinhour, a special education teacher at Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Learning Center, was excited about winning teacher of the year but was not so keen on all the attention.

    “(I thought) Oh, OK, this is awesome, but I am just doing my job,” said Cartinhour.

    Cartinhour is in her seventh year teaching at ECC. She went to college at Midway College, and received her master’s in special education from Georgetown College.

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  • 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.