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Education

  • High school to host freshman orientation, ‘Bearcat Bazaar’

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students (TIPS) on Aug. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m in the high school gym lobby.    
    Highlights of the program will include administration, faculty and staff introductions, high school facility tour for students, class schedule distribution, parent session, and small group student break-out sessions, according to a news release from the high school.  

  • Two named to public library board

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved two new members to the Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees last Thursday, but the decision was not unanimous.
    Approved to four-year terms were David Abner and Reda Bianchi, who will replace outgoing members Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton.
    Magistrate David Ruggles voted no on both appointments, saying his vote was more about the process of appointing trustees than about the people themselves.

  • Girls learn how to operate robots under water during camp

    The aqua robotics day camp held at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg was held June 17-21 in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young girls.
    The LEGO Legends partnered with Anderson Community Education to sponsor the camp. Instructed by Lisa Schmoetzer and Barbara Adams, the girls did hands on activities to learn programming and create a functioning robot that can maneuver in water.  

  • Red Cross plans blood drive July 3

    From staff reports
    The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor one of its first blood drives in Lawrenceburg in recent years July 3 at Kroger, located off US 127 Bypass in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center, the agency announced.
    Those who donate will be entered to win one of five American Express gift cards valued at $3,000 each and will receive a Red Cross cap and a free one-month trial subscription to The Anderson News, while supplies last.

  • Transportation Cabinet awards Academy grad full scholarship at UK

    From staff reports
    Forrest Lee Bowman, a 2013 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering, according to a news release.
    Bowman will attend both Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky and will earn degrees from both schools.

  • 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.