• A super start to a first day of kindergarten

    “Look, momma, Superman!” exclaimed one five-year-old this morning as he walked with his mother to the entrance of the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Learning Center for his first day as a kindergartener.

    The young boy was describing the bright blue Superman-style ‘S’ on the t-shirts of the smiling teachers and staff who were there to greet students and parents this morning.

  • Ward Elementary unveils new 21st Century library

    When students return to Emma B. Ward Elementary on Wednesday morning, they may notice their school’s library looks a little different. It still has books, but this library is far from traditional.

    Over the summer, contractors renovated the library into what school officials call a 21st Century learning space.

    Gone are the large, hulking shelves crowded with stacks of books and organized rows of desks topped with desktop computers. Instead, the space is open and completely transformable.

  • School board OKs stiffer penalties for truancy

    Thanks to an approved change in the district’s code of conduct manual for the 2015-2016 year, parents or guardians of habitually truant students could face a charge of educational neglect if students continue to remain absent from school.

    Anderson County Schools Director of Student Services Derek Shouse requested the board approve the change last Monday night as another option the school system can implement to prevent chronic absenteeism.

  • Two attend KFB Institute

    Anderson County high school juniors Adam Sanderson and Chance Wayne recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Sanderson, Wayne and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 21-25 at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 14-18 at Murray State University for an additional 48 students.

  • Carpenter selected as Governor’s Scholar

    Brooke Carpenter, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and a daughter of Dale and Melissa Carpenter, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar program this summer. Carpenter was one of nearly 1,000 students in Kentucky selected from a rigorous application process.

    Only students with exceptional grades, high ACT scores, outstanding character, community involvement, and expressive written and verbal communication skills were considered.

  • EKU announces grads, honor students

    Eastern Kentucky University conferred three advanced degrees and eight baccalaureate degrees to 11 local students at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester.

    Courtlyn A. Adams, MAED School Counseling

    Markus M. Brown, BS Criminal Justice

    Daniel Carlisle Goodlett, BS Criminal Justice

    Amanda M. Gritton, MAED Instructional Leadership

    Angel Dawn Hudson, BS Criminal Justice

    Gina Marie Lee, BSN Nursing

    Garrett Daniel Makowski, BA History Cum Laude

    Steven Paul Marraccini, BA History

  • Students participate in Barr’s youth program

    Congressman Andy Barr’s Youth Ambassador Program has come to a close for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Over 120 high school juniors and seniors from all 19 counties across the Sixth Congressional District participated in the leadership development program’s inaugural year.

    Local students participating included Chayse Abrams, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, and Hannah Wampler, a senior at Anderson County High School.

  • Lawrenceburg students serving as summer interns

    James Edington and Brooke Marquarat, both from Lawrenceburg, are among 10 Kentucky college students working as summer interns at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Marquarat is a student at the University of Kentucky, and Edington attends Western Kentucky University.

  • Students visit state capitol
  • Students earn degrees

    The University of the Cumberlands conferred five advanced degrees in education to five local students last month.

    Tracy Hall received a Masters of Arts in Education (MAE) degree in Read Write Specialist P to 12. Leslie Hulsey received a MAE in Teacher as Leader.

    Rebecca Moreland, Heather Snodgrass and Logan Young all received MAE’s in School Guidance Counselor.