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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School board takes step to preserve old school house

    The future and fate of the Glensboro School House was the topic of conversation at Monday night’s school board meeting. The schoolhouse, which sits on the Anderson County High School campus, was restored in the 1990s, and moved to its current location with a plan to use the schoolhouse for school clubs, group meetings and other activities; however, the schoolhouse is in need of repair.