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Education

  • Student receives laptop from General Cable
  • Superintendent recognizes retirements

    Superintendent recognizes retirements

  • Board tables request for football field drainage work

    The school board unanimously tabled a $10,000 request to install a drainage ditch around the Anderson County football field in order to pursue more affordable options.
    Athletic Director Rick Sallee said he has spoken with maintenance director Bryan Drury about solutions for drainage issues on the football field, which Sallee described as a “swamp.”
    The drainage ditch would include installing construction grade perforated pipe to drain both surface water and groundwater that collects on the field, Sallee said.

  • Special-called meeting to approve dropout age policy

    The school board approved a first reading of numerous policy and procedure updates, including an increase in dropout age policy.
    The board approved a first reading of a policy update that would increase the required age of enrollment from 16 to 18 by the 2015-2016 school year. The policy would become mandatory anyway if 55 percent of Kentucky school districts approved the increase in the dropout age, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.

  • Regional Training Center relocated to Saffell Street

    The Regional Training Center, formerly located in the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg facility, has relocated to Saffell Street Elementary, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell informed the board during her Superintendent’s Report Monday night.
    The Regional Training Center had operated out of the Early Childhood Center building (which later was sold to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in 2012), for the last 17 years.

  • Board says no to French option, electives for Phoenix Academy

    The board denied Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s increase request for a total $15,975 for the Novel Stars contract renewal and upgrade.
    The increase included updates in elective curriculum for the Phoenix Academy and online French and other foreign language options for the high school, including Advanced Placement classes, Mitchell said.
    “I just don’t think we have room in the budget to make addition after addition after addition,” McDowell said.
    “We can’t be spending more when revenues aren’t going up.”

  • Anderson County alum graduates from Murray State

    Matthew Drury graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor of arts degree.
    The day before, he was awarded the outstanding senior in criminal justice plaque, according to a press release, and the award is presented to the criminal justice senior who exemplifies academic excellence. The student’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed in the department.
    Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Anderson County High School and is the son of Connie and Nancy Drury and husband Hongyue Wang.

  • Board increases share of pay for resource officer

    The school district will spend a little more to keep a school resource officer in Anderson County High School for the upcoming school year.
    School board president James Sargent cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night to pay about $36,000 in a salary reimbursement increase agreement with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Up, up, and away!

    By Bria Granville
    News staff
    As part of its 4-H summer fun program, the Anderson County extension office held a rocketry adventures class last Friday for children 9 and older.
    Students were taught simple physics and aero science before putting their knowledge to work to create bottle rockets, which they launched later in the day.  
    Each student could individualize his or her own rocket once they were given simple materials that included duct tape, 2-liter bottles and sand to weigh the bottle down.

  • Education briefs: 6-19-13

    ACHS  alumna earns
     law degree
    Shana Bowen, a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate, recently graduated from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Ala., earning her Juris Doctorate degree.
    Upon graduation Bowen was inducted into the Public Interest Law Society and awarded the Merit of Pro Bono achievement for her volunteer work in the legal community, according to a press release. She was the president of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and was an active board member for the Women’s Legal Society and Student Bar Association.