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Education

  • Lawrenceburg Kiwanis plans charter night ceremony for Key Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg will host a charter night ceremony April 11 in conjunction with the Anderson County High School Key Club at Anderson County High School.

    The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by the Culinary Cats from Anderson County High School. A silent auction will collect donations for the club’s work with children and the community and any other donations will be taken at the event. All funds will serve the children of Anderson County, club officials said.

  • Soccer team rallies behind freshman battling cancer

    While Anderson County High School freshman Morgan Powell underwent surgery for cancer sarcoma on her leg and knee last Thursday, her teammates showed their support by wearing matching T-shirts.

    Morgan Powell plays forward and midfield for the high school soccer team. After noticing a bump in October of last year, she was diagnosed Dec.13 with liposarcoma.

  • Called to teach

    There was never a question as to what Meghan Drennan would do with her life.

    “I always wanted to be a teacher, I think it is something that you are called to do,” said Drennan, a fourth grade teacher at Emma B. Ward Elementary who was recently named the school’s teacher of the year.

  • Two win scholarships
  • Farm Bureau promotes book on children’s farming

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle, titled “The Most Wonderful Dream.”

    Tolle grew up in rural Kentucky on the edge of the Ohio River and he has spent a lifetime painting and drawing the familiar faces and colorful places that surrounded him there. In his book, Tolle takes us to a farm in Kentucky where a couple of very bright children contemplate the world through innocent, childlike eyes.

  • Freshman helps build better lives in Costa Rica

    Layren Mcdannold visited Nosara, Costa Rica last summer while working with the program Global Leadership Adventures. Her trip was designed to help teach local children life morals and build a playground in a local neighborhood.

    “I have always had a love for traveling and helping others,” said Mcdannold, a freshman at Anderson County High School.

  • Turner academic team excels in district, regional competition

    Members of the Robert B. Turner Academic Team have fun challenging themselves while working hard as a team at local district and regional competitions.

    “We are really proud of them, they have done really well this year,” said Sarah Wallace, one of the team’s coaches.

    The team recently placed first overall at the district competition, followed by a fourth-place finish during the regional competition that featured students from Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.

  • Hunter is middle school’s top teacher

    Alex Hunter is known for his coaching prowess with Anderson County Middle School’s softball and Math Counts teams.

    He’s also now known as the school’s Teacher of the Year for the work he does with the school’s seventh and eighth graders.

    “I enjoy working with the students,” said Hunter. “This age group is fun because their minds are still developing and they are all at different levels. It is good to see them change and develop.”

  • Saffell students apply math in the real world

    Saffell Street Elementary School students conducted a scavenger hunt through Walmart last Thursday that engaged students of all grade levels on how to use math in their every day life.

    “I think it is always important when we bring community in and families together,” said Lauren Sutherland, a first-grade teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School. “Kids seem to really enjoy. It is fun to see them out and about with their parents.”

  • Japanese students visit Lawrenceburg, perform at high school

    Fifteen Japanese exchange students shared their culture and traditional Choroku dance for Anderson County High School last Friday afternoon.

    One hundred students from the high school were able to watch the performance. The students were visiting from Sakurai High School in Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture Japan.

    “The students are very happy to be here,” said Mr. Toshihiro Kawahira. Kawahira is one of the chaperones of the children, and the English teacher at Sakurai High School. “They are so excited.”