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Education

  • FFA students to compete at state level

    Ten Anderson County High School FFA members have qualified, through winning contests, to compete at the state level.

    Isaiah Caldwell placed first in specialty crop production SAE.

    Taylor Hughes placed first in beef entrepreneurship SAE; and second in beef impromptu speech.

    Placing second in their respective categories were: Adam Sanderson, greenhouse impromptu speech; Madison Powell, prepared public speech; Madison Cherry, equine impromptu speech; and Krista Spaulding, beef placement SAE.

    Casey Merideth was named regional officer.

  • Summer classes being offered

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education this summer.

    American Sign Language — Very basic ASL for parent and child together

    When: Tuesday beginning June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford Street with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $69 for 8 weeks parent and child instructor (one fee)

  • Little Miss Perfect

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Madison Powell isn’t perfect, but she’s pretty darn close.

    The 18-year-old senior at Anderson County High School was recognized recently for having perfect school attendance for 12 consecutive years, a rare feat that has only been accomplished one other time during the past decade or so.

    Powell says a variety of factors went into her not missing school from her first day in first grade through the day she graduates later this month, not the least of which is guilt.

  • Tax increase likely as district rejects pay hikes

    The Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep staff salaries in place for the coming fiscal year, with a step increase based on years of experience or service.

    “It really saddens me that we keep asking more from you all and we can’t give you all more,” board member James Sargent said, before he was interrupted by fellow member Roger McDowell.

    “It’s simple, Sarge,” he said. “We are probably one of the few boards in the state that doesn’t raise the tax rate 4 percent every single year.”

  • Fourth-graders ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is planned for May 14.

    Residents are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

    Non-perishable food items include: canned meat, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice.

    Items that have expired or are in glass containers are unacceptable.

    Fresh food may be donated online at www.stampyourgood.com.

  • Robert B. Turner Derby winners
  • Helping hands, green thumbs

    From staff reports

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg juniors and seniors spent last Wednesday morning sprucing up the landscaping in front of the Anderson Senior Center.

    “The kids from CAL are just another example of how some very simple acts of kindness can make a big difference at the senior center,” director Steve Carmichael said. “When given the opportunity and knowing there’s a need, the support we get from young people like these and others makes you value the life we have in Lawrenceburg even more.”

  • Born Learning Graduates
  • Middle school performs Shakespeare
  • Alsabrook’s poster places second in state

    Saffell Street Elementary School fourth-grader Helaine Alsabrook won first place in the district, and second place in the state Jim Claypool Poster Contest.

    The elementary school poster contest (grades 1 to 5) received 39 entrants from four schools.

    District poster contest winners were: second place, Julia Fuqua; and third place, Elisa Lilley.

    First-place winner Alsabrook received a blue ribbon, certificate, t-shirt, and prize money.