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Education

  • 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.

  • Top readers at ward treated to book-buying trip, lunch at Mickey D’s
  • Robotics team advances to world competition

    The Lectric Legends FTC Robotics Team advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Competition in St. Louis by taking home the second place Connect Award earlier this month at the regional competition held in Iowa.

    The teams that are set to compete in St. Louis are among the top 2 percent of the 12,000 FTC teams in the world.

    One hundred twenty-eight teams internationally and from the United States will attend the world competition, which will take place April 26–29.

  • High school’s teacher of year enjoys working with seniors

    Lisa Clarke, an instructional coach at Anderson County High School, was awarded teacher of the year last month. Clarke has been a teacher for 27 years at the same school and in the same classroom.

    “I taught English up until about two years ago when I took this job,” said Clarke. “Teaching English, of course, was my favorite thing, but I had graded so many papers I felt like it was time to move out of the classroom and lighten up the paper grading load.”

  • Student event to focus on clean lifestyles, sobriety

    Anderson County High School students are fighting for cleaner lifestyles by advocating for sobriety in the schools and community.

    The Saving Our Students (S.O.S) Youth Coalition will be presenting “Spotlighting S.O.S” at a free community event held at Anderson County High School auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include several speakers. One of which is a local parent, Laura Sweasy Parrish, whose son died a year ago to a drug overdose.

  • 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.